PsyCen: Dr Kate Milnes and Dr Tamara Turner-Moore

  • 12.00 - 13.00
  • 14 Jan 2022
PsyCen: Dr Kate Milnes and Dr Tamara Turner-Moore
A novice’s guide to securing and managing a multi-national, multi-partner project

In the first part of this session, Dr Kate Milnes and Dr Tamara Turner-Moore will discuss their experience of securing and managing an EU-funded project – the Addressing Sexual Bullying Across Europe (ASBAE) project. This ran from 2013-2015 with the aim of undertaking research into sexual bullying among young people and developing a peer-led intervention to tackle and prevent it in five European countries. 

The talk will cover:

  • What was involved in finding partners to work with on the project
  • Considerations when writing similar grant applications
  • Managing the grant and working with partners once it’s awarded
  • Reflections on the research workstream of the project
  • Undertaking multi-national qualitative research.

Following this, they will open up the session for questions and a discussion of attendees’ experiences of working on collaborative qualitative research projects.

Kate is a critical feminist psychologist whose recent work focuses primarily on sexual bullying and harassment among young people, young people's negotiation of consent in sexual relationships and Relationships and Sex Education in schools.

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. She joined Leeds Beckett University as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in 2006.

From 2013 to 2015, Kate co-led the EU funded 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.

Kate was shortlisted (along with Dr Turner-Moore) for Researcher of the Year in 2014.

Kate Milnes

Tamara is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. She specialises in research into sexual harm, such as sexual violence, abuse, bullying and harassment. Her research in these areas extends to victim-survivors and perpetrators, as well as adults, young people and children. Tamara’s overarching interest is in informing policy, practice and theory regarding sexual violence and abuse, identifying the forms that sexual violence and abuse take, and what supports and prevents these in individuals, families, communities and societies. Her work also encompasses sex and sexuality, including sexual thoughts and fantasies, and socially stigmatised sexual practices.

Tamara is co-lead of the Genders and Sexualities programme of the Centre for Psychological Research and lead of the Stigmatised Sexualities and Sexual Harm research group. She is also a trustee with the Red Dress Collective and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Tamara is a past Executive Board Member of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse.

Tamara joined Leeds Beckett in 2009 and previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University College and in a range of research and teaching assistant positions at the University of Leeds.  She has served in a variety of roles of responsibility in her time with us, including Psychology Postgraduate Research Tutor, Chair of the Psychology Research Ethics Committee, and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology degree.

Tamara Turner-Moore

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