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Dr Christine Campbell

Senior Lecturer - Psychology

Dr Christine Campbell

Tel: 020 8240 4140

About Research


Chris gained her BSc (Hons) from Portsmouth University in 1996 and her PhD from the University of Southampton in 2000. Christine previously lectured at Southampton Solent University and Anglia Ruskin University. She received a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2005, and with it HEA fellowship. Chris also has a certificate in Humanistic Counselling from Chichester University. She's a Chartered Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. 

She's an elected committee member of the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section and leads the organisation of their annual conference. She is also on the International Organising Committee and Scientific Committees for the biannual Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference which takes place in Europe and the annual International Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Non-Monogamy which takes place in the USA.

She teaches qualitative and quantitative research methods, introductory courses in critical psychology, and specialist courses in the psychology of intimate relationships. She is programme director for the MSc Psychology of Mental Health, including the online research methods bridging course.

She has been interviewed for various national and international media outlets such as BBC Radio 5 live, The Independent, Stylist Magazine, Mel Magazine, The New Statesman and Die Welt on the topic of consensual non-monogamy.


Chris's research interests lie in the area of non-traditional romantic relationships, particularly consensual non-monogamy. Chris is engaged in collaborative research with colleagues at UWE into bisexual people’s lived experiences of bisexuality and relationships,

She set up the Gender and Sexuality research cluster at St Mary's

PhD Supervision

Chris is very interested in supervising PhDs in the area of romantic relationships and attraction.

She is currently director of studies for the following students:

  • Cleo Jaye - Gay women's sexual experiences
  • Robert Cooper - Exploring  language teachers’ beliefs about second language acquisition
  • Priya Maheswaran

Selected contributions to the public understanding of science:

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Hayfield, N., Campbell, C., & Reed, L. (2018).  Misrecognition and managing marginalisation: Bisexual people’s experiences of bisexuality and relationships. Psychology and Sexuality. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2018.1470106.
  • Owen, C., & Campbell, C. (2018). How do men’s magazines talk about penises? Journal of Health Psychology, 23(2), 332-334. doi: 10.1177/1359105317745333
  • Grunt-Mejer, K., & Campbell, C. (2016). Around consensual nonmonogamies: Assessing attitudes toward nonexclusive relationships. Journal of Sex Research, 53, 45-53. doi:10.1080/00224499.2015.1010193
  • Mayers, A.G., Ozalp, E., Campbell, C., & Baldwin, D.S. (2009). Subjective sleep, depression and anxiety: inter-relationships in a non-clinical sample. Human Psychopharmacology, 24, 495-501.

Selected Conference Presentations:

  • Owen, C., & Campbell, C. (2017). Celebrity Swordsmen, Ice-Cream Dildos and Mutilated Manhood: The Production and Management of Phallic Ideals and Penis Fears in Men’s Online Magazines. International Society of Critical Health Psychology, 10th Biannual conference, 9-12 July 2017. Loughborough University, UK.
  • Jaye, C., & Campbell, C. (2016) Gay women's thoughts about casual sex. British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychology of Sexualities Section Innovations in Psychology and Sexualities Conference, 2nd December 2016, London
  • Campbell, C. (2016). Higher education as a vehicle for attitude change. Sex and The Academy, Ghent University, Belgium, 22-23 February 2016.
  • Jaye, C., & Campbell, C. (2015). The insider-outsider debate. Researching Sex and Sexualities - Conference May 8th-9th 2015 University of Sussex.

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