Speaker: Catriona Jones, Senior Research Fellow and PhD Candidate (University of Hull), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull. Asexuality is a sexual identity which is regularly associated with absent or lowered levels of sexual desire and/or attraction, reluctance to engage in sexual activity, and avoidance of intimacy. However, the asexual community is among the most poorly understood sexual minority populations. The term asexuality is an umbrella term, and behind the label, there is a great deal of diversity in how people experience sex, romance, friendships and intimacy. This lecture/talk explores and discusses the meaning of asexuality, using research data from interviews conducted with self-identified asexuals. Asexuality and the contribution it makes to our understanding of sexuality and sexual behaviour will be discussed.
Catriona Jones is a Registered Midwife (RM), a Lecturer in Midwifery, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull. She is also a PhD Candidate within the Faculty of Health Sciences here at the University. Since becoming a midwife in 1996 she has practiced in a variety of midwifery settings in the United Kingdom, working alongside women and their families within a number of different models of maternity care. Catriona has worked at the University of Hull since 2004. Her various roles and responsibilities have included Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Programme (2008–2011), and Deputy and Acting Lead Midwife for Education in 2011.
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