Sharron is a Professor of Psychology and Health at the University of Sheffield where she leads a programme of work (research, teaching, innovation) on ageing, gender, and sexual health and well-being. She is passionate about addressing inequalities and uses insights from psychology to tackle the negative social stereotypes about sexuality at midlife and beyond, including women’s sexual wellbeing at menopause.
Key to Sharron’s work is resource development, including the Age of Love project with artist Pete McKee which uses art and light humour to raise awareness of the intimate relationships of older adults, and the public health website agesexandyou.com which provides information about the sexual changes people can face as they get older. Sharron co-edited the book ‘Addressing the sexual rights of older people: Theory, policy and practice’, and in 2022 launched the UK’s first Sexual Rights Charter for Older adults in partnership with Age-friendly Sheffield.
In this talk we aim to have an open and honest conversation about sex and ageing. You are very welcome to join us!
11:10am – 11:40am, Festival Hub, All Saints Square