Dr Allison Moore


Since graduating with a degree in Applied Social Sciences in 1999 Allison has worked in a variety of settings, including Higher Education and the Voluntary and Community Sector. Allison has taught across a range of modules within the Social Sciences for the past twelve years.


  • Certificate in Psychosexual Studies, Tavistock Relationships, 2017
  • LLM Gender, Sexuality and the Law, Keele University, 2015
  • PhD ‘The Limits of Sexual Citizenship: An Exploration of the Cultural Worlds of Non-heteronormative Communities’, Edge Hill University, 2010
  • PGCert in Research Degrees Supervision, Edge Hill University, 2010
  • PGCE (Post Compulsory Education), Bolton Institute of Higher Education, 2000
  • BA (HONS) Applied Social Sciences, University of Lancaster, 1999


  • SPY2032 Cultural Practices and Representations of Childhood and Youth – Module Leader
  • SPY 2036 Identity, Diversity and Difference in Contemporary Societies
  • SPY3030 Childhood and Sexuality
  • SPY 3042 Desire, Ethics, Difference, Regulating Sexuality
  • Supervisor for BA (Hons) Dissertations
  • PhD Supervisor


My research interests include:

  • Sexual politics, rights and citizenship, especially young people and sexual citizenship
  • Representations of childhood and youth in popular culture
  • Politics of HIV and Sexual Health
  • Critical Autism Studies
  • Autism and Sexuality


Hester, S. & Moore, A. (2018) ‘Understanding Children’s Participation through an Eliasian Lens: Habitus as a Barrier to Children’s Everyday Participation Rights’ In: International Journal of Children’s Rights Vol 26 1-23

Moore, A. (2018) ‘Toward a central theory of childhood sexuality: a relational approach’. In: Lamb, Sharon. & Gilbert, Jen. (eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development Childhood and Adolescence Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 35-53

Moore, A. (2018) ‘Every Generation Gets the Vampire It Needs: What Can Vampire Narratives in Children’s Films Tell US About Childhood in the Twenty-First Century’ In: Bacon, S. & Bronk, K. (eds) Growing Up with Vampires Essays on the Undead in Children’s Media North Carolina, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers

Moore, A. & Reynolds, P. (2018) Childhood and Sexuality: Contemporary Issues and Debates Palgrave

Moore, A. (2016) ‘I don’t take orders for a lad wearing make-up’ Zombie as Queer Metaphor in Dominic Mitchell’s In the Flesh’ In: Critical Studies in Television 11(3) 299-314

Moore, A. & Reynolds, P. (2016) ‘Against the Ugliness of Age: Towards an Erotics of the Aging Sexual Body’ Inter Alia A Journal of Queer Studies 11a 88-105

Moore, A. (2016) ‘Shame on You: The Role of Shame, Disgust and Humiliation in Media Representations of ‘gender-Fraud’ Cases’ In: Sociological Research Online 21(2)

Hester, S. & Moore, A. (2016) ‘Reflections from the Classroom: Towards a Radical Pedagogy for Early Years’ Global Studies of Childhood 6(1) 155-166

Moore. A. (2016) ‘Not a child. Not old. Not a boy. Not a girl’ Representing Childhood in Let the Right One In In: Bacon, S. & Ruickbie, L. (eds) Little Horrors: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Anomalous Children and the Construction of Monstrosity

Moore, A. (2013) ‘An Eliasian Perspective on the intentional actions and unintended consequences of the criminalisation of ‘extreme pornography’ In: Journal of the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics1(1) 19-35

Moore, A. (2013) ‘For adults only? Young people and (non)participation in sexual decision making’ In: Global Studies of Childhood 3(2) 163-172

Moore, A. & Prescott, P. (2013) ‘Absent but Present: A Critical Analysis of the Representation of Sexuality in Recent Youth Policy in the UK’ In: Journal of Youth Studies 16 (2) pp.192-205

Moore, A. (2010) ‘’I’ and ‘We’ Identities – an Eliasian Perspective on Lesbian and Gay Identities’ In:Sociological Research Online 15 (4) 10