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Profile: Jacqui Gabb

Jacqui Gabb


Professor Gabb is a senior lecturer in social policy at The Open University. Jacqui’s interests centre on interdisciplinary approaches for researching and theorizing intimacy, sexuality and family life. She is a leading national and international figure in the fields of Family and Sexuality Studies and has developed a sustained portfolio of externally funded research. Findings from herrecent study on long-term couple relationshipshave been published in a self-help handbookThe Secrets of Enduring Love (Penguin, Random House, 2016) and in collaboration with Brook have also been ‘translated’ intoonline relationship resourcesfor young people and an eLearning pack for teachers . Her academic publications includeCouple Relationships in the 21st Century(Palgrave, 2015) andResearching Intimacy in Families(Palgrave, 2008). In the policy arena, Gabb has been invited to participate in all-party parliamentary briefings, receptions and consultation events. Jacqui’s teaching experience in the fields of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies spans 18 years, including the design, delivery and assessment of modules in ‘Research Methods’, ‘Family Sociology’, ‘Sociology of Sexuality’ and ‘Representations of Gender’ and doctoral supervision on topics related to gender and sexuality. OU teaching includes ‘Sociology and Society’ and ‘Research Methods’, with research contributions to new psychology modules, ‘Investigating Psychology’.