Bold and sometimes controversial research
Professor Eric Anderson Sociologist Winchester University

"I am an interdisciplinary scholar who studies controversial areas of sporting 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 Professor of Sport, Masculinities, and Sexualities at the University of Winchester, England. He holds degrees in health, psychology and sociology and has published seventeen books and 70 peer-reviewed articles. His often controversial 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 also the trustee of the Sport Collision Injury Collectivewhich is committed to examining and removing brain trauma for children caused by participation in contact sports. His interest in sport extends to the coaching of long distance runners.

Professor Anderson's research excellence is 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 also a Full-Fellow of the International Academy of Sex Research.

He is available for consultancy, training, speaking, and media requests, and is interested to hear from high-quality, strongly motivated, potential PhD students.