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Julia is a professor of sociology and has 30 years experience in education, sociology and health. As a teacher and researcher, her work focuses on sexualities, sexual behaviour, HIV, STIs, teenage pregnancy, sexual health and wellbeing and with a focus on young people. Julia has led several evaluations of services and provision in her areas of expertise. 


  • Young people
  • Sexualities
  • Sexual health
  • Sex education
  • Young pregnancy
  • Young mothers and fathers

Notable media coverage:
Julia has been interviewed on Radio Sheffield and the Times Higher Education Supplement as well as a number of online publications about her work. 

Julia Hirst

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