Jo Woodiwiss completed her PhD in the Centre for Women's Studies at the University of York in January 2005. Entitled Stories to live by, selves to live with: constructing the self through narratives of childhood sexual abuse, her thesis looked at women's engagement with sexual abuse narratives and recovery literature. This links in with Jo's research interests in the social construction of women's health and well-being; violence against women and children; identity, biography, and narratives. Jo currently teaches sociology at the University of East Anglia and is a long serving member of Women's Aid.
School of Political
Social and International Studies