Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen is a Professor at the School of Sociology.

Her research focuses on building transdisciplinary understanding of sexuality and gender across diverse lifeworlds, taking account of issues related to sexual citizenship, cultural and religious difference and technologies of sexuality, education and health. She has undertaken research in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Professor Rasmussen is associate-editor of Sex Education, and co-editor with Louisa Allen, of the Encyclopedia of Sexuality Education (Palgrave). She is a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Discovery Project called “Queer Generations” studying how growing up LGBTQ has changed in Australia across two social generations.

Fields of expertise



How is sport grappling with gender and trans inclusion?  

Sport is contending with issues of gender and inclusion globally. But it’s time to challenge basic assumptions, such…

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