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Dr Eleanor Formby

Reader in Sociology and Youth Studies


Eleanor Formby joined Sheffield Hallam University as a researcher in February 2003. She has over 17 years' experience in (predominantly qualitative) social research and evaluation. As a Sociologist, her areas of expertise cluster around young people's wellbeing, and equality and diversity, with particular reference to:
• the life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people, including issues related to homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, and their impact on education, employment, and health
• young people’s (formal and informal) learning about sex and sexualities, sexual practices, and sexual health, including the provision of school-linked sexual health services
• the in/exclusion of ‘sex’ and sexuality within the formal school curriculum (within sex and relationships education (SRE) and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)), including the implications and practice issues for teachers and other professionals.
Before joining the University, Eleanor had been a researcher for a research consultancy company, and prior to that for a Member of Parliament.

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