Professor Eric Anderson Sociologist Winchester University

"I enjoy sharing my research with the public. I believe challenging homophobia, sexism, heterosexism, and monogamism will help improve standards of equality for everyone."

Dr. Eric Anderson is Professor of Sport, Masculinities & Sexualities at the University of Winchester. He holds four degrees, has published 12 books, over 50 peer-reviewed articles, and is regularly featured in international television, print and digital media. 

Professor Anderson is recognized for research excellence by the British Academy of Social Sciences and is a fellow of the International Academy of Sex Research. 

His work shows a decline in cultural homohysteria leading to a softening of heterosexual masculinities. This permits heterosexual men to kiss, cuddle and love one another; and promotes inclusive attitudes toward openly gay athletes and the recognition of bisexuality. His sexuality work finds positive aspects of non-monogamous relationships and explores the function and benefits of cheating. 

Professor Anderson is the trustee of the Sport Collision Injury Collective which is committed to examining and removing negative outcomes of participation in contact sports.

Professor Anderson also writes about sport psychology, distance running, and the social problems of organized team sports. 

He is available for consultancy, training, speaking, and media requests.