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Dr Pam Alldred

Dr Pam Alldred
Reader in Education & Youth Studies


Pam Alldred’s research and teaching interests are in gender and sexuality, identities and inequalities, particularly in relation to children and young people. Her formation, research and employment has spanned sociology, psychology, education and women’s studies. She has researched sex education and teenage pregnancy, lone mothers and lesbian mothers, professional perspectives on sex education and children’s views of policy, and has also published on qualitative (discursive and new materialist) research methods.

She is a member of the Sex Education, Gender and Education and Annual Review of Critical Psychology editorial boards and was a member of the Feminist Review Editorial Collective 1997-2011.


  • PhD ’Fit to Parent’: Psychology, Knowledge and Popular Debate (University of East London)
  • PG Dip. HE (University of Greenwich)
  • PG Dip. Cultural Studies (University of East London)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Leicester)


Pam is Deputy Theme Leader for the Welfare, Health and Wellbeing Research Theme, within the Institute for the Environment, Health and Societies. She was Departmental Director for Postgraduate Research 2014-2016, and Director of the Centre for Youth Work Studies and Programme Lead for the MA in Youth & Community Work and the MA in Youth & Community Studies (2011-2016). 

She is based half time each in the Social Work and Health Science Divisions.

External Activities:

  • Sex Education Forum Core Member and invited presenter at the World Health Organisation’s European & Asian Area Sexuality Education: Lessons Learned and Future Developments 2017 conference
  • Advisor on research funded by NIHR, the European Health Research Office, Office of the Children's Commissioner, Jewish Women's Aid, Plan UK
  • Grant reviewer for NIHR, and the Dutch Government Research Funding Body
  • Co-convenor of the Sexualities SIG of BERA with F Cullen (2012-2016)
  • PhD examiner for UK, European and international doctorates.

Teaching Interests:

  • Research methods
  • Equalities and social change interventions
  • Sociology of youth and childhood, sexualities and genders
  • Sexual violence and gender related violence

Newest selected publications

Alldred, P. and Fox, NJ. (2018) 'Assembling citizenship: sexualities education, micropolitics and the becoming-citizen'. Sociology. ISSN: 0038-0385 Open Access Link

Journal article

Alldred, P. and Fox, NJ. (2018) 'The Materiality of Memory: Affects, Remembering and Food Decisions'. Cultural Sociology. ISSN: 1749-9755 Open Access Link

Journal article

Alldred, P. and Fox, NJ. (2017) 'Mixed methods, materialism and the micropolitics of the research-assemblage'. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 21 (2). pp. 191 - 204. ISSN: 1364-5579 Open Access Link

Journal article

Fox, NJ. and Alldred, P. (2016) 'Sociology, environment and health: a materialist approach'. Public Health, 141. pp. 287 - 293. ISSN: 0033-3506 Open Access Link

Journal article

Alldred, P. and Fox, NJ. (2016) 'Materialism, micropolitics and the sexuality-assemblages of young men', in King, A., Santos, AC. and Crowhurst, I. (eds.) Sexualities Research: Critical Interjections, Diverse Methodologies and Practical Applications.. London : Routledge. pp. 17 - 30. ISBN 13: 9781138851641.

Book chapter
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