Author Archives: Orla Parslow-Breen

About Orla Parslow-Breen

In random order I am an academic, teacher, researcher, writer, tutor, self-confessed introvert, treadmill addict, trainee counsellor, meditator, and compulsive reader of the written word - among other things. Recently I have forgotten where my treadmill is :(

Graduation!

It was great to see five of my eight dissertation students graduate last month.  The day in central London was one of the hottest, in possibly the hottest summer for a long time, and it was really too hot to … Continue reading

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Psychologist heal thyself

I have done so very little with this blog since April 2016 but so much elsewhere! A PhD has been earned,  a ‘proper’ academic job has been embarked upon, and family caring and support moved into my personal spotlight for … Continue reading

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IDAHOT 2016 @ Surrey

I am so looking forward to this year’s IDAHOT event, not least because the thesis will be submitted. Queer in Surrey presents….

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What is and how to do LGBT History?

I am rounding off LGBT History Month 2016 with a presentation at the third “What is and how to do LGBT History?” Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University tomorrow. My presentation is the first paper in a three paper panel entitled: … Continue reading

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#AcWriMo 2015 – what I have learned from week 1

I am on a deadline which is fast approaching – a little thing called a thesis needs to be submitted within the next few months and I still have what seems like loads of writing to do. So in order … Continue reading

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Conference Week!

This week has been a busy week on the conference front.  Monday and Tuesday saw me at Intersections of Ageing, Gender, Sexualities (I-AGES) Conference where I presented Family carer or lesbian: Is it a choice or can I be both?.  … Continue reading

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Cultures of Experimentation in Social Psychology @ X IASSCS

I recently attended the 10th International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference at Dublin City University.  The International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) was founded in 1997 in Amsterdam with the … Continue reading

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LGBT housing and later life

As the 2015 election looms and political parties get in to the swing of electioneering, housing is just one of the issues that has made its way onto the campaign agenda.  Something that is not top of the political agenda … Continue reading

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Psychology of Sexualities Review – Books Available for Review 2015

                                       The Psychology of Sexualities Review accepts Book Reviews for publication. A number of books are available for reviewing as listed below. Authors who complete a review that is published in the PoSR will be able to keep the book. … Continue reading

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The BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section Annual Awards

Extended deadline: 31st May 2015.  The Section awards three Prizes: Practitioner Award For a mental health professional registered with a professional body. The award will be made for a substantial contribution to the field of sexualities, such as service development; policy and governance development; clinical work; and … Continue reading

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