Title: 'Asexuality as a sexual identity'
Speaker: Catriona Jones - Senior Research Fellow
Asexuality is a sexual identity which is regularly associated with absent or lowered levels of sexual desire and/or attraction, reluctance to engage in sexual activity, and avoidance of intimacy. However, the asexual community is among the most poorly understood sexual minority populations. The term asexuality is an umbrella term, and behind the label, there is a great deal of diversity in how people experience sex, romance, friendships and intimacy. This lecture/talk explores and discusses the meaning of asexuality, using research data from interviews conducted with self-identified asexuals. Asexuality and the contribution it makes to our understanding of sexuality and sexual behaviour will be discussed.
Catriona Jones is a Registered Midwife (RM), a Lecturer in Midwifery, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull.
Since becoming a midwife in 1996 she has practiced in a variety of midwifery settings in the United Kingdom, working alongside women and their families within a number of different models of maternity care.
Catriona has worked at the University of Hull since 2004. Her various roles and responsibilities have included Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Programme (2008–2011), and Deputy and Acting Lead Midwife for Education in 2011.
View Catriona's academic profile here.
The Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health Tea-Time Talks Series
This series of talks celebrates the relevant and impactful research and teaching of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull.
Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required in order to guarantee a place and to enable us to ensure we have an adequately sized room booked for the session.
Enquiries: Jackie McAndrew - Monday to Weds - OpenCampus work days.
Telephone: 01482 466585
About the OpenCampus Programme
The OpenCampus Programme is the University of Hull's open access adult lifelong learning education programme. You can attend one session or all the sessions in a series. Sessions are informal and friendly and are not traditional public lectures. We do not charge for admission to sessions so we utilise the University's normal teaching spaces when they are not required for student teaching (lecture theatres and seminar rooms). We try to provide access to one of the University Cafes as part of the experience, but cannot guarantee this. We try to time sessions to meet the needs of the majority of our learners. We like to accommodate the needs of all attendees (seen and unseen needs) by having a comfort break at each session. We may offer specialist one off sessions for which we may make a charge.
We may also share other events at the University that may be of interest to our typical OpenCampus learners.