Sarah-Jane  Page Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Sarah-Jane Page

Senior lecturer
Aston University

I am a sociologist of religion specialising in sexuality and gender.My most recent research focuses on public activism around abortion, mapping Roman Catholic attitudes to abortion, as well as exploring inquiries into child sexual abuse and the religious response. Past projects include understanding the experiences of young religious people in relation to sexuality, and how clergy mothers navigated their role as priests in the Church of England.

Subjects: Sociology


I am a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Aston University. I teach various undergraduate sociology modules (Religion and Society and Work, Organisations and Society) and supervise PhD students.

I am a sociologist of religion specialising in gender and sexuality issues. I am currently involved with three research projects: Abortion Debates in Public Spaces, an ethnography of prayer vigils at abortion clinics; Understanding Abortion in Catholic Communities (British Academy funded); and Examining the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s Anglican Church Investigation.

I came to Aston in 2012; before then, I was at the Universities of Durham (for my postdoc) and Nottingham (where I undertook my PhD which focused on clergy mothers and clergy husbands in the Anglican Church). The University of Nottingham is also where I worked on the Religion, Youth and Sexuality project (2009-2011), a mixed-methods investigation into the attitudes and experiences of sexuality for 18 to 25 year olds from various religious traditions.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Sociology of religion
    Anglican clergy

Personal Interests

    I love going to the theatre, travelling, and walking.



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