Sue Jackson

Senior Research Fellow
School of Health


MA, DipClinPsyc Massey University, PhD University of Auckland

Research interests

Girlhood Identities, Gender and Sexuality, Media and Feminist Psychology

Sue's research areas focus primarily on young people, gender and sexuality issues, including sexual health. Some of the specific topics within these areas include investigations related to bodies, sexual coercion, sexuality education, safer sex and 'growing up girl'.

She is particularly interested in popular culture both from the perspective of messages about gender/sexuality/body it delivers and how young people make sense of that information. Part of her research on popular culture includes work with younger children examining gender issues in particular. She uses feminist, social constructionist frameworks and discursive methods in her research.

You can also find Sue Jackson on Google Scholar and Research Gate.


Member of GEA - Gender and Education Association


Selected publications