Professor Roger Ingham BSc, DPhil
Professor of Health and Community Psychology, Director of the Centre for Sexual Health Research
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Professor Roger Ingham is a Professor of Health and Community Psychology within Psychology at the University of Southampton.
My research over the past 30 years has improved understanding of the factors affecting sexual activities of young people and has been used to assist policy development in the fields of teenage pregnancy and STI reduction in the UK and other countries.
Professor Roger Ingham is Professor of Health and Community Psychology at the University of Southampton, and Director of the Centre for Sexual Health Research. His first degree was awarded by University College London, and his D Phil from Oxford University.
The Centre for Sexual Health Research has been established for almost 30 years, and carries out high quality research in the field of sexual conduct in the UK and in other countries; it is a multidisciplinary centre, involving a number of disciplines. Research has focused on sexual behaviour amongst young people, contraception use and decision making, risk perception, attitudes to services and sex education in school settings, exploring reasons for variations in abortion proportions, parent–child communication about bodies and reproduction, and other related topics. Studies have also been carried out in other European countries, and the Centre coordinated a large DfID funded programme of work in developing countries across the world (this programme also involved the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, both of the University of London).
Professor Ingham has published widely on relevant topics and works closely with policy makers in this country and abroad. He has been for many years a regular advisor / consultant for the World Health Organisation on their reproductive health and AIDS programmes and for other international agencies, was a member of the former Government’s Independent Advisory Group for the Teenage Pregnancy Unit and sits on the Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel. He was a member of the core group involved in the development of the UK National Sexual Health and HIV Strategy.