Tag Archives: Research

Why neglect of STIs and infertility could be undermining family planning programmes

In a new blog comissioned for BMJ, DEPTH team member Professor Cicely Marston and Dr Suzanna Francis argue that neglect of STIs and infertility undermines family planning programmes worldwide. Why do people still not use effective contraceptive methods? One reason … Continue reading

Exploring locative dating technology and queer male practice-based identities

In our latest blog, DEPTH researcher Sam Miles discusses his latest publication for new social science collection The Geographies of Digital Sexuality. Sam’s chapter explores the practices of men seeking men on online dating apps and argues that these practices can be … Continue reading

Making Sense of Plan S: Funder Open Access Policies from January 2021

Plan S refers to the new open access policy being introduced by a coalition of funders which have come together under the name “Coalition S”. This currently includes the Wellcome Trust, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, formerly Research Councils UK), European Research … Continue reading

Let’s talk about sex

How do researchers go about interviewing people about sex and sexualities? To what extent do we – or should we – share our own experiences? And what kind of ‘spaces’ do these highly personal conversations fit into? DEPTH researcher Dr … Continue reading

Better lives with better toilets

Ian Ross, PhD student, has been named joint winner in the ESRC Better Lives Writing Competition 2019 for his piece on sanitation, the main focus of his research. You can read Ian’s full winning essay below.  Imagine not having somewhere … Continue reading

Protecting ‘thinking space’: our experience of using calendar time blocking

In our latest blog, DEPTH team members Professor Cicely Marston and Dr Alicia Renedo explain how we actually get thinking (and writing) done when everyone wants our time Have you tried time blocking to deal with the endless onslaught of tasks … Continue reading

New ALiGN blogpost by DEPTH team members: Qualitative data shows how sexuality education can address social norms

PhD researcher Shelly Makleff and Professor Cicely Marston, members of the DEPTH research hub at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, have collaborated to write a new blogpost about the value of qualitative data in assessing sexuality education. Their … Continue reading

Still getting it on online

Our latest blog is by Dr Sam Miles, who discusses the recent publication of his academic article ‘Still getting it on online: Thirty years of queer male spaces brokered through digital technologies’ in the journal Geography Compass. By way of introduction, … Continue reading

Sickle Cell, Sociology, Scotland: Report-back from the BSA Medical Sociology conference

What is the legacy of medical sociology? How has it shaped other disciplines and practices? And what is its role in challenging the status quo of inequalities in health? These were some of the topics discussed by very talented people … Continue reading

Presenting at the forthcoming BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference

Last week, we headed to Glasgow for the BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference to share a sneak preview of our findings from This Sickle Cell Life: voices and experiences of young people with sickle cell. Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder disproportionately found in minority ethnic communities in Britain. It is … Continue reading