Dr Kate Milnes
About Dr Kate Milnes
Kate joined Leeds Beckett University as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in 2006. Her research focuses primarily on young people's sexual relationships and sexual bullying among young people. She co-led the two-year EU funded ASBAE (Addressing Sexual Bullying Across Europe) project with Dr Tamara Turner-Moore, and was shortlisted (along with Dr Turner-Moore) for Researcher of the Year in 2014.
Before joining Leeds Beckett University, Kate gained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Huddersfield (in 1996) before going on to do a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Research and Evaluation and a PhD in Psychology (again at the University of Huddersfield, 2000-2003) and then joining the University of Huddersfield's Division of Psychology as a full-time Lecturer in 2003.
Kate was a committee member of the BPS Psychology of Women Section for 10 years (2003-2013), organised the section's annual conference in 2005 and served as the Section's Honorary Treasurer for 5 years (2008-2013). Kate is also a member of the 'Feminism and Health Research Group' at Leeds Beckett University.
Kate has taught on a number of different modules across all levels of the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and is currently module leader for the level 6 Critical and Philosophical Issues in Psychology module. She is also supervising undergraduate dissertation projects, as well as PhD students.
Kate's current research centres on sexual bullying.
She co-led the ASBAE (Addressing Sexual Bullying Across Europe) project, which was a multi-national project funded by the European Commission and which involved collaboration with Dr Tamara Turner-Moore (co-lead on the project) and Professor Brendan Gough at Leeds Beckett University and five NGOs. The ASBAE project explored young people’s (13-18) awareness and experiences of sexual bullying across five European countries and developed a peer-led interactive workshop programme to help young people to recognise and address sexual bullying, including sexual harassment and coercion, bullying related to a person's sexual identity or expression, and transphobic bullying.
Drs Turner-Moore and Milnes have also worked with a group of Psychology students to adapt the ASBAE resource for students in higher education and are currently on a 6-month research sabbatical, during which they plan to produce publications based on the data collected during the ASBAE project and to run 'train-the-trainer' events for the school-based peer delivered ASBAE resource.