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‘Can I be a kinky ace?’: How asexual people negotiate their experiences of kinks and fetishes (2019)
Journal Article
Winter-Gray, T., & Hayfield, N. (in press). ‘Can I be a kinky ace?’: How asexual people negotiate their experiences of kinks and fetishes. Psychology and Sexuality, https://doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2019.1679866

Prior research has found that asexual people may fantasise or participate in activities typically conceptualised as ‘sexual’. These behaviours may be considered paradoxical when an asexual person is conceptualised as someone who does not experience s... Read More about ‘Can I be a kinky ace?’: How asexual people negotiate their experiences of kinks and fetishes.

“Never Say Never?”: Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women’s accounts of being childfree (2019)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., Terry, G., Clarke, V., & Ellis, S. (2019). “Never Say Never?”: Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women’s accounts of being childfree. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 43(4), 526-538. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684319863414

Feminist scholars have identified a “motherhood imperative” in Western cultures, where heterosexual women are understood to both want, and have, children. However, social shifts have resulted in a decrease in pronatalism as well as an increase in soc... Read More about “Never Say Never?”: Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women’s accounts of being childfree.

Looking heteronormatively good! Combining story completion with Bitstrips to explore understandings of sexuality and appearance (2018)
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Hayfield, N., & Wood, M. (2019). Looking heteronormatively good! Combining story completion with Bitstrips to explore understandings of sexuality and appearance. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 16(1), 115-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1536390

© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study sought to develop knowledge about understandings of sexuality and appearance by using a story completion task combined with an innovative visual methodology. Fifty-four (mainly female) particip... Read More about Looking heteronormatively good! Combining story completion with Bitstrips to explore understandings of sexuality and appearance.

Qualitative story completion: Possibilities and potential pitfalls (2018)
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Braun, V., Clarke, V., Frith, H., Hayfield, N., Malson, H., Moller, N., & Shah-Beckley, I. (2019). Qualitative story completion: Possibilities and potential pitfalls. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 16(1), 136-155. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1536395

© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke, Hannah Frith, Nikki Hayfield, Helen Malson, Naomi Moller, and Iduna Shah-Beckley came together at the University of the West of England (UWE) in July 2017 to discuss and s... Read More about Qualitative story completion: Possibilities and potential pitfalls.

Lived Experiences of Childfree Lesbians in the United Kingdom: A Qualitative Exploration (2018)
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Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Ellis, S., & Terry, G. (2018). Lived Experiences of Childfree Lesbians in the United Kingdom: A Qualitative Exploration. Journal of Family Issues, 39(18), 4133-4155. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X18810931

© The Author(s) 2018. Evidence suggests that most lesbians remain childless, but little is known about the childfree lesbian experience. The current study qualitatively explores the experiences of five childfree lesbians. The results show that even f... Read More about Lived Experiences of Childfree Lesbians in the United Kingdom: A Qualitative Exploration.

Misrecognition and managing marginalisation: Bisexual people’s experiences of bisexuality and relationships (2018)
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Hayfield, N., Campbell, C., & Reed, E. (2018). Misrecognition and managing marginalisation: Bisexual people’s experiences of bisexuality and relationships. Psychology and Sexuality, 9(3), 221-236. https://doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2018.1470106

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Many negative portrayals of bisexuality within Western culture relate to relationships, yet only a small body of research has explored bisexual people’s experiences of their bise... Read More about Misrecognition and managing marginalisation: Bisexual people’s experiences of bisexuality and relationships.

An exploration of bisexual, lesbian, and heterosexual women's body dissatisfaction, and body hair and make-up practices (2017)
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Hayfield, N., Halliwell, E., & Clarke, V. (2017). An exploration of bisexual, lesbian, and heterosexual women's body dissatisfaction, and body hair and make-up practices. Psychology of Sexualities Section Review, 8(2), 55-67

Body image pressures for heterosexual women are well established. However, lesbian body image is less well understood, while bisexual women have largely been overlooked with the psychological literature. Further, women's investment in ‘traditional’ a... Read More about An exploration of bisexual, lesbian, and heterosexual women's body dissatisfaction, and body hair and make-up practices.

Reflecting on bisexual identities and relationships: Nikki Hayfield in conversation with Annukka Lahti (2017)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., & Lahti, A. (2017). Reflecting on bisexual identities and relationships: Nikki Hayfield in conversation with Annukka Lahti. Psychology of Sexualities Section Review, 8(2), 68-75

Annukka Lahti is a Doctoral Student (Gender Studies) in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland . Before starting her doctoral studies, she taught psychology at The Open University of the University of... Read More about Reflecting on bisexual identities and relationships: Nikki Hayfield in conversation with Annukka Lahti.

Insider and Outsider Perspectives: Reflections on Researcher Identities in Research with Lesbian and Bisexual Women (2015)
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Hayfield, N., & Huxley, C. (2015). Insider and Outsider Perspectives: Reflections on Researcher Identities in Research with Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 12(2), 91-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2014.918224

© Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In this article, we reflect on the concept of the insider and the outsider in qualitative research. We draw on our different experiences of conducting research with lesbian and bisexual women, using our PhD research p... Read More about Insider and Outsider Perspectives: Reflections on Researcher Identities in Research with Lesbian and Bisexual Women.

Bisexual women's understandings of social marginalisation: 'The heterosexuals don't understand US but nor do the lesbians' (2014)
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Hayfield, N., Clarke, V., & Halliwell, E. (2014). Bisexual women's understandings of social marginalisation: 'The heterosexuals don't understand US but nor do the lesbians'. Feminism and Psychology, 24(3), 352-372. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353514539651

Drawing on interviews with 20 self-identified bisexual women, this paper contributes to the limited psychological literature on bisexual women by exploring their experiences of social marginalisation. These (mainly white and middle class) British bis... Read More about Bisexual women's understandings of social marginalisation: 'The heterosexuals don't understand US but nor do the lesbians'.

Visible lesbians and invisible bisexuals: Appearance and visual identities among bisexual women (2013)
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Hayfield, N., Clarke, V., Halliwell, E., & Malson, H. (2013). Visible lesbians and invisible bisexuals: Appearance and visual identities among bisexual women. Women's Studies International Forum, 40, 172-182

A number of feminist scholars have argued that dress and appearance can be used to critique the dominant culture and explore alternative subjectivities. Research on non-heterosexual visual identities has explored the role that appearance and clothing... Read More about Visible lesbians and invisible bisexuals: Appearance and visual identities among bisexual women.

'Never judge a book by its cover?': students' understandings of lesbian, gay and bisexual appearance (2013)
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Hayfield, N. (2013). 'Never judge a book by its cover?': students' understandings of lesbian, gay and bisexual appearance. Psychology and Sexuality, 4(1), 16-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2013.748261

This research aimed to explore (predominantly heterosexual) students' perceptions of sexuality and appearance. A short qualitative survey, which contained questions about the 'typical appearance' of lesbians, gay men, bisexual and heterosexual people... Read More about 'Never judge a book by its cover?': students' understandings of lesbian, gay and bisexual appearance.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans appearance and embodiment: A critical review of the psychological literature (2012)
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Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., & Huxley, C. (2012). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans appearance and embodiment: A critical review of the psychological literature. Psychology of Sexualities Section Review, 3(1), 51-70

This paper provides a review of the psychological literature on LGBT appearance and embodiment. Research on ‘outsider’ perceptions of LGBT appearance and embodiment has focused on the links between perceptions of physical attractiveness and homosexua... Read More about Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans appearance and embodiment: A critical review of the psychological literature.

"I'd be just as happy with a cup of tea": Women's accounts of sex and affection in long-term heterosexual relationships (2012)
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Hayfield, N., & Clarke, V. (2012). "I'd be just as happy with a cup of tea": Women's accounts of sex and affection in long-term heterosexual relationships. Women's Studies International Forum, 35(2), 67-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2012.01.003

This article reports a feminist analysis of interview data with 10 British women, in which they discuss sex and affection in their heterosexual relationships. We explore the popular cultural notion that women lack sexual desire and are more concerned... Read More about "I'd be just as happy with a cup of tea": Women's accounts of sex and affection in long-term heterosexual relationships.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender psychology: An international conversation among researchers (2010)
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Hsu, M. H. D., Hayfield, N. J., Espín, O. M., Borrero-Bracero, N. I., Blair, K. L., Adams, J., …Shepperd, D. (2010). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender psychology: An international conversation among researchers. Psychology and Sexuality, 1(1), 75-90. https://doi.org/10.1080/19419891003634612

This article reports on a conversation between 12 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) psychologists at the first international LGBT Psychology Summer Institute at the University of Michigan in August 2009. Participants discuss how their wor... Read More about Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender psychology: An international conversation among researchers.