Professor Eric Anderson Sociologist Winchester University

"I am an interdisciplinary scholar who studies  areas of sporting, gender and sexual cultures. I believe that rigorous research, combined with media-dissemination, can promote health, equality, and democracy for our citizens."

Dr. Eric Anderson is a Professor of Sport, Health and Social Sciences at the University of Winchester, England. He holds degrees in health, psychology and sociology and has published 19 books and 75 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His research is regularly featured in international television, print and digital media. 

Dr. Anderson is a leading expert in several disciplines and he is the architect of Inclusive Masculinity Theory, which was generated from his research showing that deceased and still decreasing homophobia leads to a softening of heterosexual masculinities. This permits young straight men to kiss, cuddle and maintain bromances with other males, while also leading to semi-sexual behaviors between men and the increased recognition of bisexuality. 

His sexuality research extends to the improvement that decreasing cultural homophobia has on biphobia, and his work on monogamy and cheating finds positive aspects of non-monogamous relationships.

Professor Anderson is part committed to examining and removing brain trauma for children caused by participation in contact sports. He researchers brain trauma as a social disease, and is active in promoting safer forms of sport. His interest in sport extends to the coaching of long distance runners.

Professor Anderson's research excellence has been recognized by the British Academy of Social Sciences; he is a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine and Newcastle University; and he is a Full-Fellow of the International Academy of Sex Research and a Chartered Psychologist.

He is available for consultancy, training, speaking, and media requests, and is interested to hear from high-quality, strongly motivated, potential PhD students to study concussion, masculinity, or other areas of health promotion.