Dr Sharron Hinchliff PhD, BSc(Hons), PGCertHE

Sharron HinchliffSenior Lecturer

The School of Nursing & Midwifery
Office located at:
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2045

Email: s.hinchliff@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2007 after working at the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing, also based at the University of Sheffield. I currently contribute to postgraduate and undergraduate teaching, as well as project supervision up to and including doctoral level. My background is in social/health psychology and I am Deputy Director of the Centre for Gender Research with Dr Vicki Robinson (Director) from Sociological Studies.

Research Interests

My research spans the areas of sexuality, ageing and gender, as well as the psychology of health and health care. I lead the adulthood, gender and sexual health and well-being programme of research at the School which focuses on understanding health-related behaviours in order to promote health and inform professional practice.

Teaching Interests

I lead the following units:

  • Health Psychology
  • Health Promotion & Education
  • Research Skills in Health: Qualitative

Current projects

Current funded projects include an examination of older people and sexual risk taking (funded by the Australian Research Council); the development of tools and learning resources for health professionals around intimacy and sexuality in the third age (funded by Erasmus+); and an exploration of perinatal mental health in male partners (funded by the White Rose University Consortium). See the quick links to the right of the page.

Professional activities

  • Committee member of the Sheffield Sexual Health Network
  • Deputy Director of the Centre for Gender Research, University of Sheffield
  • Postgraduate Research Lead at the School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Sheffield
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the journal Sexual & Relationship Therapy 
  • Peer reviewer for a range of funding bodies and international journals
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of University Senate 2011-2014

Key publications

  1. Yadave, M., Hinchliff, S., Hayter, M. & Wylie, K. (in press). The perspectives of psychosexual therapists towards using play therapy techniques in sex and relationship therapy: A qualitative study. Sexual and Relationship Therapy.
  2. Kao, HT., Hayter, M., Hinchliff, S., Tsai, CH & Hsu, MT. (2015). Experience of pelvic floor muscle excercises among women in Taiwan. A qualitative study of improvement in urinary incontinence and sexuality. Journal of Clinical Nursing.
  3. Bowes, H., Jones, G., Thompson, J., Wood, H., Hinchliff, S., Ledger, W. & Tidy, J. (2014). Understanding the impact of the treatment pathway upon the health-related quality of life of women with newly diagnosed endometrial cancer: A qualitative study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing
  4. Hinchliff, S., Gott, M. & Wylie, K. (2012). A qualitative study of heterosexual women's attempts to renegotiate sexual relationships in the context of severe sexual problems. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 10.1007/s10508-012-9903-0
  5. Hinchliff S & Gott M (2011) Seeking medical help for sexual concerns in mid and later life: A review of the literature. Annual Review of Sex Research, 48 (2), 106-117
  6. Bellamy G, Gott M, Hinchliff S & Nicolson P (2011) Contemporary Women’s Understandings of Female Sexuality: Findings from an In-depth Interview Study. Sexual & Relationship Therapy 26, 1: 84-95
  7. Hinchliff S, Gott M & Ingleton C (2010) Sex, menopause and social context: A qualitative study with heterosexual women. Journal of Health Psychology 15, 5: 724-733
  8. Hinchliff S & Gott M (2008) Challenging social myths and stereotypes of women and ageing – heterosexual women talk about sex. Journal of Women & Aging 20, 1/2: 65-81