In 2011, DASSH established a Network of Associate Deans Research (ADR), to support excellence in research. The network had its inaugural meeting at the 2011 DASSH Conference in Townsville 28-30 September. Professor Sue McGinty, James Cook University was Network Chair and helped build the network for 2011-12 period.
Professor Alan McKee has been convenor of DASSH’s Associate Deans (Research) Network since September 2017. He is the Associate Dean (Research and Development) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney.
Professor Alan McKee is an expert on entertainment and healthy sexual development. He has been awarded an ARC Discovery grant to bring together contradictory research data on pornography produced by different academic disciplines. He also holds an ARC Linkage with True (previously known as Family Planning Queensland) to investigate the use of vulgar comedy to reach young men with information about healthy sexual development, and he was co-editor of the Girlfriend Guide to Life. He has published on healthy sexual development, the effects of pornography on young people, and entertainment education for healthy sexuality in journals including the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the International Journal of Sexual Health, the Journal of Sex Research and Sex Education.
Please contact 2017-19 Network Convenor Professor Alan McKee or DASSH Executive Officer, Clare Sidoti.
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