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Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising student projects in LGBT+ health and wellbeing, and in gay, bisexual, and trans masculinities. I would act as co-supervisor on projects in other areas that use Discourse Analysis, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, and mixed methods. 

Research interests

I have an ongoing research commitment to gay masculinities, and in particular, how gender is produced and embodied in sex between men, including in chemsex. 

I am currently planning a study into LGBT+ experiences within the Criminal Justice System, including how the positioning of LGBT+ people as "vulnerable" relates to their experiences of police, Courts, prison and forensic mental healthcare. 

External positions

Treasurer and Trustee , Allsorts Youth Project


  • BF Psychology
  • Masculinities
  • Gay men
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic mental healthcare
  • Anal intercourse
  • Sexual self-labelling
  • Gender
  • Sexuality

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Research Output

Sexuality, risk, and organisational misbehaviour in a secure mental healthcare facility in England

Ravenhill, J., Poole, J., Brown, S. & Reavey, P., 16 Jan 2020, In : Culture Health & Sexuality.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Conducting sexualities research: An outline of emergent issues and case studies from ten Wellcome-funded projects

    Kneale, D., French, R., Spandler, H., Young, I., Purcell, C., Boden, Z., Brown, S., Callwood, D., Carr, S., Dymock, A., Eastham, R., Gabb, J., Henley, J., Jones, C., McDermott, E., Mkhwanazi, N., Ravenhill, J., Reavey, P., Scott, R., Smith, C. & 3 others, Smith, M., Tingay, K. & Thomas, J., 19 Sep 2019, In : Wellcome Open Research. 4, p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Perceptions of gay men’s masculinity are associated with their sexual self-label, voice quality and physique

    Ravenhill, J. P. & de Visser, R. O., 28 Jun 2017, In : Psychology and Sexuality. 8, 3, p. 208-222

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    "There are too many gay categories now": Discursive constructions of gay masculinity

    Ravenhill, J. P. & de Visser, R. O., 31 Oct 2017, In : Psychology of Men and Masculinity. 18, 4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access