Dr Paul Simpson

Lecturer, Health and Social Care

Applied Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care

Research Interests:
Masculinities, Ageing, Sexual and intimate citizenship and later life - post 60.

BSc, PGCE (Further, Higher & Adult) MA, PhD


From 1989 - 2000 I worked as a disability rights campaigner and advocate of parents of deaf children. Having taught Sociology, research methods and a range of heath and care modules in FE (2000 - 2006), I went on to do a Masters degree then PhD in Sociology (2011) at the University of Manchester (UoM). My thesis critically examined the bodily and spoken narratives of middle-aged gay men and ageing in the context of Manchester's developed, differentiated gay (LGB&T) culture(s). I taught gender and sexuality, qualitative research methods, globalization, media and culture and Sociology of personal life for three years in the Sociology Department at UoM before arriving at Edge Hill. I have brought to Edge Hill a research project funded by the ESRC Transformative Research Initative that conmore...

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