Kate Bowen-Viner

Social Policy

PhD Researcher in Social Policy (ESRC +3)
School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

Start date: October 2020

Research topic: Menstruation Messages and Young People

Existing research indicates that menstruation stigma is widespread and problematic for young people of all genders.

My research involves understanding the messages young people receive about menstruation from different sources, including: advertisements, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and families. The project will explore how young people position themselves, and menstruation, in relation to dominant menstruation discourses.

Findings from this research will provide insights into stigmatising menstruation discourses and how young people respond to them. I hope findings will help education policy-makers and practitioners to structure and deliver menstruation education in RSE.

Research supervisors: Professor Debbie Watson, Dr Jon Symonds

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Student Representative, School for Policy Studies Research Ethics Committee

Email: kate.bowen-viner@bristol.ac.uk

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kate-bowen-viner-60a4a0140

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KateBV