Sian is currently in the first year of her PhD in the School of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. Her research focuses on Commuter Experiences and Perceptions of Sexual Harassment on the London Underground Network. This study will be done using qualitative methods, working in collaboration with the British Transport Police and various NGOs to create a more victim centred approach to sexual harassment. She is also a member of the Loughborough Policing Research Group, a group comprised of academics from across the University who are conducting research on policing or whose research has a specific application in the policing context
Previously Sian studied for her MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society at the University of Amsterdam. Key areas of study included sociological perspectives, theories of gender (with a focus on masculinities), sex work and qualitative research methods. Her thesis research focused on groups of British ‘lads’ in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Whilst in the Netherlands Sian also worked at La Strada International (researching routes and modus operandi of sex trafficking in the Netherlands), and completed the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society at the University of Amsterdam’s Graduate School of Social Sciences.
You can find Sian on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sianylewis89