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About Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith is a Lecturer in Psychology. Broadly, they are interested in topics such as, human sexuality, sexual consent, sexual violence prevention and drug-taking.  

Lauren is a mixed-methods researcher and their doctoral work focuses on sexual consent in the context of drug-taking. They are interested in the individual-level, situational and socio-cultural factors that impact different aspects of sexual consent during sober, alcohol-involved and drug-involved sex. Lauren also has experience in undertaking systematic research reviews and conducting large-scale online projects.


Current Teaching

Lauren has taught at all levels of the BSc (Hons) Psychology course and on the MSc Psychology (Conversion Award). Lauren also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate level (MSc Conversion). 

Research Interests

Lauren's research interests include: sexual consent including what it means to have the freedom and capacity to consent to sex; sexual violence; sexualised drug-taking; sex, gender and sexuality; mixed methods and creative methods.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (1)

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