Dr Sue Jackson
School of Psychology
Phone: 04 463 4721
Location: Room 513, , Kelburn Campus
MA, DipClinPsyc Massey University, PhD University of Auckland
Girlhood Identities, Gender and Sexuality, Media and Feminist Psychology
My research areas focus primarily on young people, gender and sexuality issues, including sexual health. Some of the specific topics within these areas include investigations related to bodies, sexual coercion, sexuality education, safer sex and 'growing up girl'. I am particularly interested in popular culture both from the perspective of messages about gender/sexuality/body it delivers and how young people make sense of that information. Part of my research on popular culture includes work with younger children examining gender issues in particular. I use feminist, social constructionist frameworks and discursive methods in my research.
- PSYC 448 Gender, Media and Identity
- PSYC 326 Discursive Social Psychology
- PSYC 324 Child Development
- PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology (Course Coordinator)
Current Recent Research Grants
Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund grant: ‘Girls, ‘Tween’ Popular Culture and Everyday Life” with co-researcher Dr Tiina Vares, University of Canterbury, and Associate UK researchers Professor Rosalind Gill and Dr Sara Bragg.