Jason Annetts

Jason Annetts

Head of Division

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I’m currently Head of the Sociology Division. I joined Abertay as a Lecturer in Sociology in 1999 and since then, have held various roles including Programme Leader and Acting Director of Academic Programmes. 

Before joining Abertay, I was a Senior Research Officer (Gay Men) at The HIV Project in London where I conducted consultancy-based research and service reviews related to HIV/AIDS and sexual health.

My research interests include the family, health, sexuality and social movements. I have conducted research and published in these areas, including carrying out work for the NHS and Scottish Government on sexual health, and sexuality and relationship training in primary education.


I am currently teaching into 5 modules:

  • AHD010 Key Skills for Higher Education
  • CRM202 Theories of Crime & Deviance
  • CRM301 Contemporary Criminological Theory
  • SOC302 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
  • SOC401 Political Sociology

I also deliver lectures on Schutz, Berger and Luckman and Goffman on SO0999A Contemporary Social Theory module.

Research interests

My primary research interest is focused on health, particularly young people and sexual health, and sex and sexuality.  I have been involved in a wide range of health related research projects including: the Evaluation of NHS Tayside's Sexuality and Relationship Training for Primary School Teachers; the Stocktaking Review of the Scottish Government's Sexual health Strategy; and a Scoping Review of the literature on Smoking and the Transition to Adulthood for NHS Scotland.


Angus Carers/PKAVS  - Support Needs of Young Adult Carers - 2012 - £6705
NHS Tayside - Evaluation of Dundee School’s Anti-Smoking Initiative - 2008 - £40083
Health Scotland - A Scoping Level Review of the Literature on Smoking and Transitions to Adulthood - 2008 - £13000
Scottish Government - Respect and Responsibility: A Review of Progress and Next Steps - 2007 - £44799
Carnegie Trust - An Evaulation of NHS Tayside’s Sexuality Training for Primary School Teachers. - 2004 - £420


  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of Caledonia Youth
  • External Examiner, BA (Hons) Community & Social Care: Policy and Practice, University of Central Lancashire

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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