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Students’ representations of menopause and perimenopause: Out of control bodies and empathetic expert doctors (2022)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., & Campbell, C. (2022). Students’ representations of menopause and perimenopause: Out of control bodies and empathetic expert doctors. Sex Roles, 87, 365–378. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-022-01320-2

Representations of peri/menopause are influential in relation to how peri/menopause is understood and how peri/menopausal women are perceived, both of which have important implications for health and wellbeing. In this paper, we report results from a... Read More about Students’ representations of menopause and perimenopause: Out of control bodies and empathetic expert doctors.

Recent developments in research with bisexual women (2022)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N. (in press). Recent developments in research with bisexual women. Current Opinion in Psychology, 101489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2022.101489

In this review, I consider recent developments in research that includes bisexual women. Many studies include combinations of bisexual men, women, trans and non-binary people, but do not always separate results according to gender, hence research tha... Read More about Recent developments in research with bisexual women.

It’s like bisexuality, but it isn’t: Pansexual and panromantic people’s understandings of their identities and experiences of becoming educated about gender and sexuality (2021)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., & Křížová, K. (2021). It’s like bisexuality, but it isn’t: Pansexual and panromantic people’s understandings of their identities and experiences of becoming educated about gender and sexuality. Journal of Bisexuality, 21(2), 167-193. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299716.2021.1911015

In this paper, we report on our survey research which sought to explore how pansexual and panromantic people experience and understand their identities. Eighty participants, mainly in the U.K., were recruited via social media and internet forums. The... Read More about It’s like bisexuality, but it isn’t: Pansexual and panromantic people’s understandings of their identities and experiences of becoming educated about gender and sexuality.

Essentials of Thematic Analysis (2021)
Book
Terry, G., & Hayfield, N. (2021). Essentials of Thematic Analysis. Washington DC: American Psychological Association

Terry, G. and Hayfield, N. (forthcoming, July 2021) Essentials of thematic analysis. American Psychological Association.

A critical review of the interdisciplinary literature on voluntary childlessness (2021)
Book Chapter
Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Moller, N., & Braun, V. (2021). A critical review of the interdisciplinary literature on voluntary childlessness. In The Truth about (M)otherhood: Choosing to be Childfree (29-54)

This chapter provides a critical review of the inter-disciplinary research on voluntary childlessness, examining some of the problematic assumptions that underpin the literature and the image of the childfree woman that emerges as a result. It is not... Read More about A critical review of the interdisciplinary literature on voluntary childlessness.

The invisibility of bisexual and pansexual bodies: Sexuality, appearance norms, and visual identities (2020)
Book Chapter
Hayfield, N. (2020). The invisibility of bisexual and pansexual bodies: Sexuality, appearance norms, and visual identities. In Bisexuality in Europe: Sexual Citizenship, Romantic Relationships, and Bi+ Identities. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367809881

The invisibility and erasure of bisexuality and bisexual identities within the wider culture has been of central concern among activists and academics. The lack of cultural recognition of bisexuality has often been attributed to the persistence of bi... Read More about The invisibility of bisexual and pansexual bodies: Sexuality, appearance norms, and visual identities.

Reflexive thematic analysis (2020)
Book Chapter
Terry, G., & Hayfield, N. (2020). Reflexive thematic analysis. In M. Ward, & S. Delamont (Eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education (430-441). (2nd ed). Cheltenham, Gloucestershire: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

Bisexual and Pansexual Identities: Exploring and challenging invisibility and invalidation (2020)
Book
Hayfield, N. (2020). Bisexual and Pansexual Identities: Exploring and challenging invisibility and invalidation. London: Routledge

This book draws on psychological and social sciences research to offer a unique and in-depth exploration of the in/visibility of sexualities. It evidences how early sexologists understood sexuality within a binary model which provided the underpinnin... Read More about Bisexual and Pansexual Identities: Exploring and challenging invisibility and invalidation.

‘Can I be a kinky ace?’: How asexual people negotiate their experiences of kinks and fetishes (2019)
Journal Article
Winter-Gray, T., & Hayfield, N. (2021). ‘Can I be a kinky ace?’: How asexual people negotiate their experiences of kinks and fetishes. Psychology and Sexuality, 12(3), 163-179. 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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.