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Dr Lesley Hoggart

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  • Central Academic Staff
  • Associate Head of School, Research & Scholarship
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care
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Professional biography

Dr. Lesley Hoggart is Associate Head of School (reserach excellence) in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at the Open University. She specialises in qualitative research, and spent many years working in the qualitative research group at the Policy Studies Institute. Her research interests are focused on reproductive health, abortion policy and politics, teenage pregnancy and sexual health. Her recent publications include:Hoggart, L. and Newton, V. ‘The contraceptive implant: understanding how experiencing side effects may challenge bodily control and lead to removal’, Reproductive Health Matters, 21(41) pp.196-204; Hoggart, L., Newton, V. and Dickson, J.  (2013) '”I think it depends on the body, with mine it didn't work”: explaining young women's decisions to request subdermal contraceptive implant removal.’ Contraception.   Hoggart, L. (2012)  ‘“I’m pregnant ... what am I going to do?” An examination of value judgements and moral frameworks in teenage pregnancy decision making.’ Health, Risk and Society. 14:6.

Lesley is currently Associate Head of School, Research.

 

Research interests

Lesley's research interests are focused on reproductive health, abortion policy and politics, teenage pregnancy and sexual health. She is currently involved in the following research projects:

  • Principal Investigator. An integrated programme of knowledge exchange activities designed to challenge abortion stigma in the UK. ‘Abortion Stories: showing and telling’ is a public engagement project based on research on women’s experiences of abortion in England.
  • Principal Investigator: A mixed method investigation into the acceptability of intrauterine contraception, from the perspectives of women, GPs and Practice Nurses. Funded by Bayer Pharmaceutical.
  • Bilateral ESRC research grant, Perpetration of intimate partner violence by males in substance abuse treatment: a cross-cultural research learning alliance. Bilateral ESRC/FAPESP programme. Member of local learning alliance, with Gail Gilchrist , Kings College London, as Project Leader.
  • Principal Investigator: Investigating relationships between post abortion sexual and contraceptive behaviour and unwanted pregnancies among young women (under 25) in England and Wales: a qualitative longitudinal study. Funded by Marie Stopes International. 

 

Previous research projects include: 

  • Principal Applicant: ESRC Seminar Series on Understanding the Young Sexual Body. In collaboration with Kings College London, Institute of Education, Anglia Ruskin University and Cardiff University. 
  • Principal Investigator: Menstruation and Contraception: social and cultural influences on young women's decision-making. British Academy small grant (2011/13). 
  • Principal Investigator: Pan-London research on understanding LARC adherence amongst young women. London Sexual Health Programme. 
  • Principal Investigator: Evaluating sexual health outreach services for socially excluded young people. In collaboration with Kent County Council. 

Teaching interests

Public Health, Social Science Research Methods

Visiting Scholar: University of Ulster October to November 2014

Publications

The need to improve fertility awareness (2017-06)
Harper, Joyce; Boivin, Jacky; O'Neill, Helen C.; Brian, Kate; Dhingra, Jennifer; Dugdale, Grace; Edwards, Genevieve; Emmerson, Lucy; Grace, Bola; Hadley, Alison; Hamzic, Laura; Heathcote, Jenny; Hepburn, Jessica; Hoggart, Lesley; Kisby, Fiona; Mann, Sue; Norcross, Sarah; Regan, Lesley; Seenan, Susan; Stephenson, Judith; Walker, Harry and Balen, Adam
Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online, 4 (pp. 18-20)
Abortion embedded and embodied in social relations: Challenges for feminist psychology (2017-05-01)
Marecek, Jeanne; Macleod, Catriona and Hoggart, Lesley
Feminism and Psychology, 27(2) (pp. 133-143)
Internalised abortion stigma: Young women’s strategies of resistance and rejection (2017-03-01)
Hoggart, Lesley
Feminism and Psychology, 27(2) (pp. 186-202)
Collaboration or collusion? Involving research users in applied social research (2017-03)
Hoggart, Lesley
Women's Studies International Forum, 61 (pp. 100-107)
Abortion in legal, social, and healthcare contexts (2017-02-01)
Marecek, Jeanne; Macleod, Catriona and Hoggart, Lesley
Feminism and Psychology, 27(1) (pp. 4-14)
‘Repeat abortion’, a phrase to be avoided? Qualitative insights into labelling and stigma (2017-01-01)
Hoggart, Lesley; Newton, Victoria Louise and Bury, Louise
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 43(1) (pp. 26-30)
Predictors of non-use of intrauterine contraception among women aged 18-49 years in a general practice setting in the UK (2016-10-21)
Walker, Susan H.; Newton, Victoria L.; Hoggart, Lesley and Parker, Mike J.
Open Access Journal of Contraception, 7 (pp. 155-160)
Hormonal contraception and regulation of menstruation: a study of young women's attitudes towards ‘having a period’ (2015-07-01)
Newton, Victoria Louise and Hoggart, Lesley
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 41(3) (pp. 210-215)
Abortion Counselling in Britain: Understanding the Controversy (2015-05)
Hoggart, Lesley
Sociology Compass, 9(5) (pp. 365-378)
Unanticipated bleeding with the etonogestrel implant: advice and therapeutic interventions. (2014-07)
Dickson, Jane; Hoggart, Lesley and Newton, Victoria Louise
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 40(3) (pp. 158-160)
'I think it depends on the body, with mine it didn't work': explaining young women's contraceptive implant removal. (2013-11)
Hoggart, Lesley; Newton, Victoria Louise and Dickson, Jane
Contraception, 88(5) (pp. 636-640)
Young women's experiences of side-effects from contraceptive implants: a challenge to bodily control (2013-05)
Hoggart, Lesley and Newton, Victoria Louise
Reproductive Health Matters, 21(41) (pp. 196-204)
‘I’m pregnant … what am I going to do?’ An examination of value judgements and moral frameworks in teenage pregnancy decision making (2012-09)
Hoggart, Lesley
Health, Risk & Society, 14(6) (pp. 533-549)
Teenage pregnancies that end in abortion: what can they tell us about contraceptive risk-taking? (2011-04)
Hoggart, Lesley and Phillips, Joan
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 37(2) (pp. 97-102)
Rewarding responsibility? Long-term unemployed men and the welfare-to-work agenda (2009-12)
Ray, Kathryn; Hoggart, Lesley; Taylor, Rebecca; Vegeris, Sandra and Campbell-Barr, Verity
Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 27(6) (pp. 975-990)
Observing the implementation of a social experiment (2008-08)
Walker, Robert; Hoggart, Lesley and Hamilton, Gayle
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 4(3) (pp. 183-203)
Random assignment and informed consent: a case study of multiple perspectives (2008-06)
Walker, Robert; Hoggart, Lesley and Hamilton, Gayle
American Journal of Evaluation, 29(2) (pp. 156-174)
Feminist Campaigns for Birth Control and Abortion Rights in Britain (2003-04)
Hoggart, Lesley
Studies in British History
ISBN : 0-7734-6868-4 | Publisher : The Edwin Mellen Press
Menstruation and contraception: social and cultural issues on young women's decision making (2015-10)
Newton, Victoria and Hoggart, Lesley
In : North American Forum on Family Planning (14-16 November 2015, Chicago) (p 403)
UK abortion study: “I didn't think it would happen to me.” Young women's accounts of preabortion contraceptive use (2015-10)
Hoggart, Lesley and Newton, Victoria
In : North American Forum on Family Planning 2015 (14-16 November 2015, Chicago) (p 399)
Young women's experiences of unintended pregnancy and abortion: key findings (2015-10)
Bury, Louise; Hoggart, Lesley and Newton, Victoria Louise
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
"How could this happen to me?": Young women's experiences of unintended pregnancies: a qualitative study (2015-10)
Hoggart, Lesley; Newton, Victoria Louise and Bury, Louise
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
"I thought i was protected" Abortion, contraceptive uptake and use among young women: a quantitative survey (2014-04)
Bury, Louise; Hoggart, Lesley and Newton, Victoria Louise
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Young people in London: abortion and repeat abortion (2010-01)
Hoggart, Lesley; Phillips, Joan; Birch, Angela and Koffman, Ofra
Government Office For London, London.
Better Off Working? Work, Poverty And Benefit Cycling (2010)
Ray, Kathryn; Hoggart, Lesley; Vegeris, Sandra and Taylor, Rebecca
Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York.

News

Improving wellbeing through digital games

Dr Hannah R. Marson, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, and organiser of the upcoming Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference, was interviewed by eldercare.org to discuss how research using digital games and associated technologies has been investigated in the area of health and wellbeing. Read the full article: Technology and Gaming for the Elderly: Improving Wellbeing.

20th November 2017
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