Constructing a sense of self following early sexual experiences

January 28th, 2008 by Sue Whale Leave a reply »

normal_sally-hunter009.JPGDr Sally Hunter was awarded her PhD in October 2007. Her thesis was entitled ‘Constructing a sense of self following early sexual experiences’. This was a qualitative study in which she interviewed men and women who had had what she called early sexual experiences under the age of sixteen with an adult. Some of the participants saw themselves as either victims or survivors of child sexual abuse, but others did not want their identities to be tied to their childhood experiences. Sally has already published three papers from her PhD research, and is writing a book on the topic of overcoming child sexual abuse during her study leave in 2008.


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