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Research Profile

Ms Sarah Witcombe-Hayes 

Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+ 44 (0)29 208 74436
contact info:

Address:1-3 Museum Place


  • PhD 1+3 ESRC Studentship (present study)
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods (Cardiff University)
  • MSc Equality and Diversity (University of Glamorgan)
  • BSc Sociology with Criminology and Criminal Justice (University of Glamorgan)

Research Interests

  • Sibling Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Coming Out
  • Sexual Identity
  • Family Relationships
  • Intimacy
  • Emotions
  • Gender
  • Mixed Qualitative Research

PhD Topic / Area

My PhD research explores the impact of non-heterosexuality within sibling relationships. By drawing upon a qualitative mixed methods approach this research seeks to gain a more sophisticated understanding of the ways in which sexuality is disclosed and negotiated between siblings and how this can impact and reconfigure sibling relationships.


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