Professor Eric Anderson has mentored a number of doctoral students in various aspects of masculinities, sexualities and sport studies. He accepts highly motivated PhD students whom desire to work from a scientific and emperical perspective, only. If you are interested in pursuing a Master's in Research or Ph.D. with Dr. Anderson, please contact him with an abstract of your interests.

Dr. Mark McCormack

Senior Lecturer: Durham University, England

Mark is a sociologist interested in understanding the effects of decreasing homophobia in Western cultures. Empirically documenting the erosion of homophobia in educational and sporting settings, as well as in the wider culture, his research explores how this has resulted in an expansion of gendered behaviours for male youth and documents the improvement in life experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth. Mark's next book is about the changing experiences of bisexual men, to be published with Columbia University Press and co-authored with Eric Anderson.

Dr. Rory Magrath

Lecturer: Southampton Solent University

Rory graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Football Studies. Following this, he successfully completed his MSc in Sociology of Sport from Loughborough University, before earning a PhD under Eric Anderson, at Winchester University. Rory's reserach focuses on football players and fans' attitudes toward homosexuality. 

Dr. Benjamin Rockett

Tutor: Australian College of Physical Education

Rachael Bullingham, PhD. (cand.)

Lecturer: Worcester University

Rachael is a Lecturer in Physical Education at the University of Worcester. She previously taught Physical Education in a secondary school, as well as performing various pastoral roles. In addition to teaching she has been involved in research and has recently published on the topic of homophobia in sport. Rachael is currently studying for a PhD analysing the experiences of openly lesbian athletes participating in team sports. She is a keen sport player and currently plays hockey; previously she has both played and officiated rugby. Rachael also enjoys outdoor sports particularly sailing where she won national titles, as crew, in the yachting world dayboat class.

John Batten

Senior Lecturer: University of Winchester

John has been a lecturer in the Sports Studies Department at The University of Winchester since January 2008. He completed a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Psychology of Sport and Exercise, followed by a Certificate in Counselling Skills at the University of Chichester. He then later completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and Post Graduate Certificate in Research Skills at The University of Winchester. John is now in the process of further study toward his PhD and is an active sport, exercise and education consultant. In particular, he has experience in working with academy football and development squads and works closely with both the NHS and Portsmouth City Council. 

Jo Batey

Senior Lecturer: University of Winchester

Jo Batey is Programme Leader for the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences and a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been teaching at the University of Winchester since 1998. Her undergraduate degree was in Sports Science and History and this was followed by an MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Exeter University where she also lectured part-time. She is currently undertaking her PhD in expectancies, bias and feedback in undergraduate work.

Matthew Ripley

Funded PhD student, University of Southern California

Matthew Ripley gained his undergraduate degree from the University of Bath, UK where he suspended his studies for a year to conduct research with Eric Anderson. He is currently a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on the intersection of class, sexuality and masculinities. He has been published in multiple, internationally recognized journals.

Ryan Scoats

PhD student, Winchester University

Ryan gained both his undergraduate degree and masters of research from the University of Bath, researching masculinities under Eric Anderson. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Winchester, where he also lectures part time. His work focuses on the meanings people attach to threesomes and their interpretations of their experiences. Other research interests include masculinities, sexualities, identity and consensual nonmonogamy.

Max Morris

Funded PhD student, Durham University

Max is a PhD student in the School of Applied Social Sciences interested in youth sexualities and masculinities, and postgraduate assistant to the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities (CSGS) at Durham University. His research documents the increasingly positive experiences of sexual minority youth, changing attitudes toward sex and relationships, and the influence of social media on masculinities and sexualities. He has a BA (First) in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Liverpool, an MA (Distinction) in Social Research Methods from Durham University, and his PhD is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Adam White

Funded PhD student, Winchester University

Adam joined St Mary’s in 2014 as a part time Graduate Assistant.  He has a first class joint honours in Education & Social Science and Physical & Sport Education from St Mary’s University and is studying for a MPhil/PhD at the University of Winchester under the supervision of Professor Eric Anderson and Dr Stewart Cotterill.  Adam has experience in education and sport development; is an accredited educator of a number of sport national governing bodies; and sits on the board of the England Rugby Football Schools Union. His research interests concern inclusive masculinities in sport and education.

Stefan Robinson

PhD student, Winchester University

Stefan graduated from the University of Bath in 2013 and is perusing a career in the public sector. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Winchester, spending his first year exploring a range of sociological issues before finalising his research area. He has extensive experience in elite sporting environments, both as a coach and athlete, and intends to use his familiarity with sport as the research area for the wider study of masculinity.

Jany-Faye Jakumeit

PhD student, Winchester University

Carol Shepherd

PhD student, Winchester University

Carol has a first class degree in German from Southampton Uni, a Masters in European Cultural Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Modern Languages). She is the Vice-Chair of the Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement and runs a website for bi-attracted and bisexual people of faith. Her research examines the intersection of bisexual identities and Christianity according to both generational and geographical differences.