School of Psychology

AProf Sue Jackson

Associate Professor
School of Psychology

Phone: 04 463 4721
Location: Room 513, , Kelburn Campus

AProf Sue Jackson

Teaching in 2016

PSYC 326 - Discourse and Social Psychology
Course Lecturer

PSYC 406 - Gender, Media and Identity
Course Coordinator


MA, DipClinPsyc Massey University, PhD University of Auckland

Research Interests

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.

Current Teaching

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.


Selected Publications