Elizabeth Peel

Elizabeth Peel

Social Sciences and Humanities

Research groups - Discourse and Rhetoric Group, Centre for Research in Communication and Culture

Elizabeth has a longstanding interest in understanding heterosexism, heteronormativity and (latterly) cisgenderism from feminist and critical psychological perspectives, and has conducted many research projects in the field of LGBTIQ psychology. She is a co-investigator on the ESRC Future of Legal Gender project. She co-edits (with Elizabeth Stokoe) the Routledge ‘Gender and Sexualities in Psychology’ book series. They also research chronic illness in later life, particularly dementia.


  • Ellis, S.J., Riggs, D.W. & Peel, E. (2020) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer Psychology: An introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Second Edition.
  • Peel, E., & Newman, H. J. H. (2020). Gender’s Wider Stakes: Lay Attitudes to Legal Gender Reform . feminists@law, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.22024/UniKent/03/fal.953
  • Riggs, D.W. & Peel, E. (2016) Critical Kinship Studies: An introduction to the field. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Peel, E. (2014) ‘The living death of Alzheimer’s’ versus ‘Take a walk to keep dementia at bay’: Representations of dementia in print media and carer discourse. Sociology of Health and Illness, 36(6), 885-901.
  • Peel, E. (2001) Mundane heterosexism: Understanding incidents of the everyday. Women's Studies International Forum, 24(5), 541-554.