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Personal profile


Pam Lowe joined Aston in September 2005. Most of her teaching and research is centred around women’s reproductive and sexual health, with a particular interest in pregnancy, abortion and early parenting. Recently she has worked on a number of projects including on the sexual health of online sex workers and young people and sexual consent. She is currently engaged in a long term ethnographic study of abortion debates in public spaces. 

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Health and Illness, particularly women’s reproductive and sexual health
  • Parenting cultures
  • Sexualities
  • Feminist Theory
  • Qualitative methodology

Teaching Activity

Pam usually teaches on the following modules

  • Pregnancy and politics
  • Kith and Kin
  • Organising for Social Justice


BA (Hons)/ MA/ PhD, Warwick

Administrative Roles

Sociology and Policy Senior Tutor

Contact Details

Room:  MB 735b
Phone: 0121 204 3807
Fax:  0121 204 3766


  • HM Sociology
  • women's reproductive health
  • domestic and sexual violence
  • parenting cultures
  • Feminist Theories

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Research Output

  • Open Access
  • ‘Go on, Go on, Go on’: Sexual Consent, Child Sexual Exploitation and Cups of Tea

    Lowe, P. & Brady, G., 1 Jan 2020, In : Children and Society. 34, 1, p. 78-92 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • (Re)imagining the ‘backstreet’: Anti-abortion campaigning against decriminalisation in the UK

    Lowe, P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Sociological research online. 24, 2, p. 203-218 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Anti-Abortion Clinic Activism, Civil Inattention, and the Problem of Gendered Harassment

    Lowe, P. & Hayes, G. A., 1 Apr 2019, In : Sociology. 53, 2, p. 330-346 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access