Meet The Team

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) based at La Trobe University is a  world ranked centre for social research into various aspects of human life, including gender, bodies, sexuality, and relationships. It works collaboratively and in partnership with communities, community-based organisations, government and professionals in relevant fields to produce research that promotes positive change in policy, practice and people’s lives.

Prof Gary Dowsett

Professor Gary Dowsett, PhD, is Deputy Director at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, as well as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (2008) and Adjunct Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia. A sociologist, he has long been interested in research concerning men’s health and men’s bodies. He is author, co-author or co-editor of six books, more than 80 book chapters and academic papers, and over 90 other publications.

Dr Duane Duncan

Dr Duane Duncan, PhD is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of New England, and an honorary research fellow in the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society. Duane’s research interests include the relationship between masculinity, men’s health, and men’s motivations for weight training and getting fit.

 

Dr Steven Angelides

Dr Steven Angelides, PhD, is Senior Grants Officer in the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University. His recent research interests include the study of the sexual objectification of masculinity and men’s bodies in media and popular culture.

Dr Andrea Waling

Dr Andrea Waling, PhD is a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society. Andrea has a keen interest in exploring men’s experiences of masculinity, and investigating historical and contemporary illustrative representations of men.