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Biography

Jo joined the University of Huddersfield as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in 2007 having previously taught Sociology at the University of York, the University of East Anglia and Leeds Trinity. Jo completed her PhD (funded by the ESRC) in the Centre for Women’s Studies at the Univeristy of York.

Jo’s PhD explored women’s engagement with narratives of childhood sexual abuse and she has since published widely on this subject including the book ‘Contesting Stories of Childhood Sexual Abuse’ published by PalgraveMacmillan. In addition she has presented her work at both National and International conferences.

Jo’s interests are broadly within the areas of self and identity, therapeutic and self-help cultures, health and well-being, childhood sexual abuse (including adult victims), narratives, and interpersonal sexual violence and the intersections of these with gender and / or sexuality.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Narrative constructions of self/identity 
  • Childhood sexual abuse and interpersonal violence
  • Children and young people's sexualities
  • LGBT+ young people
  • Responses to abuse / Therapeutic and self-help cultures 

Research Degree Supervision

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Keywords

  • Sexualities
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Exploitation
  • Gender Based Violence and Abuse
  • Narrative Research
  • LGBT+ young people
  • 'Historic' sexual abuse

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Projects 2015 2017

From Savile to 'sex gangs': What we've learnt

Woodiwiss, J.

1/08/1530/11/15

Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 2007 2018

Sex Offenses
sexual violence
exploitation
childhood
narrative

Challenges for Feminist Research: Contested Stories, Dominant Narratives and Narrative Frameworks

Woodiwiss, J., Aug 2017, Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Woodiwiss, J., Smith, K. & Lockwood, K. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 13-37 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

narrative
sexual violence
damages
childhood

Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Woodiwiss, J. (ed.), Smith, K. (ed.) & Lockwood, K. (ed.), 6 Aug 2017, London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 248 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

narrative
women's studies
motherhood
sexual violence
research method

Introduction: Doing Feminist Narrative Research

Woodiwiss, J., Smith, K. & Lockwood, K., 6 Aug 2017, Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Woodiwiss, J., Smith, K. & Lockwood, K. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

narrative

Moving Forward: Opportunities and Challenges

Lockwood, K., Smith, K. & Woodiwiss, J., 6 Aug 2017, Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges. Woodiwiss, J., Smith, K. & Lockwood, K. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 207-211 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

narrative
reflexivity
transparency
abuse
examination

Activities 2015 2018

  • 6 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation

Beyond the Individual: Exploring Approaches to Supporting LGBT+ Young People in School and Youth Work Settings

Jo Woodiwiss (Speaker), Eleanor Formby (Speaker)
21 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Beyond the Individual: Exploring Approaches to Supporting LGBT Young People in the UK and Sweden

Jo Woodiwiss (Speaker), Eleanor Formby (Speaker)
23 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Problematising Constructions of 'Victims' Within Contemporary Narratives of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Jo Woodiwiss (Speaker)
8 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Beyond Harm: Understanding 'Victims' of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Jo Woodiwiss (Speaker)
4 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Critical Perspectives on Feminist Narrative Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Jo Woodiwiss (Speaker)
20 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation