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Dr Sarah Cooper


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Lecturer in Politics

In terms of both research and teaching, my interests lie firmly in the field of public policy and administration, both in domestic UK politics and at a supranational, EU level. More specifically, I explore ideas of new institutionalism and Europeanization, particularly in relation to women's issues, and often within the healthcare domain. To date, this has included the regulation surrounding access to, and delivery of, reproductive technologies such as abortion and IVF, and the management of more criminal matters such as rape, prostitution and pornography.

My first book 'Regulating Women: Policymaking and Practice in the UK' was published in February 2016 and critiques the legislative approach to abortion, prostitution, porn and rape in the UK. As part of the Public Health Policy Reserach Series with Palgrave, my current project, titled 'Analysing Gender in Health Policy: Women, the Woman and the Politics of Fertility', considers government decision making around themes such as sex education in schools and access to fertility treatments, and will be published in late 2017.