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Hi, I’m Sophie

I am a PhD student at the department of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

My research is on the subject of the ways in which girls think and exchange ideas about sex and sexuality. Developing your sexual identity when you are a teenager is a normal part of life, but many of the discussions in the media, academia, public health policies, etc often treat teenagers as if they are unable to navigate this development. I strongly believe that young people’s voices should be heard within these discussions, and therefore decided to focus my PhD project on amplifying those voices.

On this website you can find further information about the project. As the project progresses, this site will also chronicle any updates and news.

This project is funded and supported by the University of Edinburgh under supervision of Dr Fadhila Mazanderani and Dr Ingrid Young.

What is this project about?

My PhD project is all about girls’ knowledge about sex, sexuality and sexual health. Why am I researching this? And what is the theoretical background to this project?

Want to participate?

Interested in participating? Want to know what participation entails?

For parents/guardians

Has your child shown an interest in the project? I understand that you may have some questions. I have provided as much information as possible on this site.