Dr Jane Meyrick is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of West England, Bristol. She is qualified as a Chartered Health Psychologist and is a Public Health Specialist. She has worked at policy and service levels on sexual health for the last 20 years and leads on sexual health, sexual and reproductive rights/violence. She also co-leads the research on sexual abuse/violence at UWE, Bristol. In this conversation, Jane shared her forthcoming research on the prevalence of sexual abuse at universities and experiences of survivors with reporting procedures at universities. She explained the various ways universities can 'earn' disclosures from survivors.
Alison Phipps is a Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Sussex. She has previously been Director of Gender Studies and Equality and Diversity Chair for the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at Sussex and is currently Research and Impact Lead for the Sociology department. Alison advised National Union of Students (UK) on the groundbreaking 2010 Hidden Marks survey, the first prevalence study of violence against women students and co-authored That's What She Said, the 2013 report on women students' experiences of 'lad culture'. In this conversation, we spoke about Hidden Marks and That's What She Said. We also spoke about tackling lad culture, how it interacts with rape culture and Alison's new book about political whiteness in feminist movements- Me Not You: The Trouble With Mainstream Feminism. Me Not You Research Discussed: Phipps, Alison (2019) The fight against sexual violence. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 71. pp. 62-74. ISSN 1362-6620 Phipps, Alison (2016) (Re)theorising laddish masculinities in higher education. Gender and Education, 29 (7). pp. 815-830. ISSN 1360-0516 Phipps, Alison and Young, Isabel (2015) 'Lad culture' in higher education: agency in the sexualisation debates. Sexualities, 18 (4). pp. 459-479. ISSN 1363-4607 Phipps, Alison and Young, Isabel (2013) That's what she said: women students' experiences of 'lad culture' in higher education. Project Report. National Union of Students, London. https://www.nus.org.uk/Global/NUS_hidden_marks_report_2nd_edition_web.pdf