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Sian is currently in the first year of her PhD in the School of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.

Previously Sian studied for her MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society at the University of Amsterdam. Key areas of study included sociological perspectives, theories of gender (with a focus on masculinities), sex work and qualitative research methods. Her thesis research focused on groups of British ‘lads’ in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Whilst in the Netherlands Sian also worked at La Strada International (researching routes and modus operandi of sex trafficking in the Netherlands), and completed the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society at the University of Amsterdam’s Graduate School of Social Sciences.

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Her research focuses on Commuter Experiences and Perceptions of Sexual Harassment on the London Underground Network. This study will be done using qualitative methods, working in collaboration with the British Transport Police and various NGOs to create a more victim centred approach to sexual harassment. 

Karen Lumsden

Patrick Waterson

A qualitative study exploring commuter perceptions and experiences of sexual harassment on the London Underground Network

Gender studies, masculinities, feminism, sexual harassment and gendered violence, sex work, urban studies, social geographies, space and social relations, gender and crime.