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Dr Karen Lorimer (BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD, PGCAP, FHEA) is a Reader in Social Science and Health, in the School of Health & Life Sciences. She is a medical sociologist, interested in sexual health, sexual wellbeing, masculinities, capability approach and gender-based violence.
Karen is an active member of the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Research Group and the Social, Criminal and Legal Research Group. She is a member of the Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses, and is a member of the Scottish Government's National Monitoring and Research Group (NMRG).
She runs the Sexual Health Research Network, and twitter @SHRN_UK with a popular podcast series and has her own site www.karenlorimer.com @KLO_12 She is a member of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA), and co-coordinates the thematic group 'Gender and Sexuality'.
Karen completed the PGCert in Academic Practice in 2008 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is now alumni of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Young Academy of Scotland (2011-2016) and Global Young Academy (2013-2018).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- Medicine and Health
- Gender-based violence
- Sexual health
- Gender and Sexuality
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Rapid review of definitions and measures of sexual wellbeing to inform a future measure development.
1/11/17 → 28/02/18
Project: Research Grant
Measuring Patients Experiences and Outcomes in Health Care Settings on Receiving Care after Sexual Violence: A Systematic Review
Lorimer, K., Caswell, R. & Ross, J.
23/03/17 → 22/09/17
Project: Research Grant
Birdi, G., Caswell, R. J., Ross, J. D. C., Pattison, H., Ayinde, O. & Lorimer, K., 1 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of STD and AIDS. 33, 2, p. 180-185 6 p.
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Improving the health and social wellbeing of young people: exploring the potential of and for collective agencyLorimer, K., Knight, R. & Shoveller, J., 15 Mar 2022, In: Critical Public Health. 32, 2, p. 145-152 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)81 Downloads (Pure)
How men and women learn about sex: multi-generational perspectives on insufficient preparedness and prevailing gender norms in ScotlandPatterson (nee Martin), S., McDaid, L., Hunt, K., Hilton, S., Flowers, P., McMillan, L., Milne, D. & Lorimer, K., 2020, In: Sex Education. 20, 4, p. 441-456 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)101 Downloads (Pure)
Absence of holistic sexual health understandings among men and women in deprived areas of Scotland: qualitative StudyMcDaid, L., Hunt, K., McMillan, L., Russell, S., Milne, D., Ilett, R. & Lorimer, K., 12 Mar 2019, In: BMC Public Health. 19
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A rapid review of sexual wellbeing definitions and measures: should we now include sexual wellbeing freedom?Lorimer, K., DeAmicis, L., Dalrymple, J., Frankis, J., Jackson, L. J., Lorgelly, P., McMillan, L. & Ross, J., 2 Sep 2019, In: Journal of Sex Research. 56, 7, p. 843-853 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile15 Citations (Scopus)98 Downloads (Pure)
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