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Dr Diane Stevens

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Senior Lecturer in Psychology

I have worked at the University for five years, having previously held posts at Bath Spa University, the Open University, Southampton Solent University and the University of Southampton.

Teaching and supervision

I have previously taught on a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and practical topics, mainly around research methods, health psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology and individual differences.

Currently I am teaching teach qualitative methods at Master's level, and 'Cradle to Grave' (developmental psychology with individual differences) at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and supervising a variety of dissertation students.

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests are in the field of sexual practices, particularly focusing on the issue of sexual consent. I am also interested in the discursive production of psychological realities, and historical/conceptual advances in qualitative methods.


My research interests centre around three themes: pedagogy, the discursive production of realities and sexual practices. My main interest is in sexuality (particularly sexual consent, pregnancy and motherhood, and how ‘real-world’ problems related to these domains are constructed in various contexts). Research in this field of sexual health sits comfortably within the research remit of the new Faculty structure (‘Health’ and ‘Wellbeing’), as well as potentially crossing Faculty boundaries (into ‘Law’ and ‘Media’) and adopts an inter-disciplinary applied constructionist approach.

Last updated 28 February 2024