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Glasgow Caledonian University

Research Interests



Dr Karen Lorimer is a Senior Research Fellow in Public Health, and medical sociologist, in the School of Health & Life Sciences/Institute for Applied Health Research at Glasgow Caledonian University, in Scotland. Research interests include gender, masculinities and sexual health, including gender-based violence as a sexual health issue. @KLO_12

Karen is Chair of the Steering Group for the Sexual Health Research Network ( – a network for sexual health researchers in the UK @SHRN_UK

She is a member of the National Research and Monitoring Group for the Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus Framework in Scotland.  She is a member of the Advisory Board for Vitae Scotland and Northern Ireland (SNI) Hub. Karen is a founding cohort member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland (2012 – 2016).