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Professor Virginia Braun


Virginia Braun is a Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. She is a feminist and critical psychologist whose research explores the intersecting areas of gender, bodies, sex/sexuality, health, and (now) food. She has worked on projects related to heterosex, sexual health, cervical cancer prevention policy, sexuality and higher education, women’s genital meanings and experiences, and female genital cosmetic surgery, pornography, and body hair. She is also interested in the intersections between academia and activism, and is involved in The New View Campaign’s work around female genital cosmetic surgery.

She has an ongoing interest in qualitative research and is author (with Victoria Clarke) of the award-winning textbook and Successful qualitative research: A practical guide for beginners (SAGE). She has written extensively with Victoria Clarke (and others) on thematic analysis, after writing about and developing a theoretically-independent approach to TA.  She is currently finishing work on an edited collection on Collecting Qualitative Data (Cambridge University Press) with Victoria Clarke and Debra Gray, and starting a new book on Thematic Analysis (SAGE) with Victoria Clarke and various other contributors.

You can find more information about her research on her University of Auckland staff profile, or via Google Scholar, Academia.edu or ResearchGate.

Associate Professor Victoria Clarke


Victoria Clarke is an Associate Professor in Sexuality Studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Her research has focused on lesbian and gay parenting, same-sex and heterosexual relationships, sexual practices, sexualities and appearance, sexualities and higher education, and qualitative research methods. She has conducted ESRC and British Academy funded research on same-sex relationships and civil partnership, and British Academy funded research on voluntary childlessness.

She has published three award winning books:  Out in Psychology: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspectives (Wiley) and LGBTQ Psychology: An introduction (Cambridge University Press), and Successful qualitative research: A practical guide for beginners (SAGE). She is finishing work on an edited collection on Collecting Qualitative Data (Cambridge University Press, 2016) with Virginia Braun and Debra Gray, and starting a new book on Thematic Analysis (SAGE) with Virginia Braun and various other contributors.

You can find more information about her research on her University of the West of England (UWE) staff profile, or via Google Scholar, Academia.edu or ResearchGate.net.

 


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