Jane Pitcher Independent Social Researcher
Jane Pitcher completed an ESRC-funded PhD in Social Sciences at Loughborough University which explored the working experiences of sex workers in different indoor settings in Great Britain, drawing on in-depth interviews with adult female, male and transgender sex workers. She has more than20 years’ research and evaluation expertise in voluntary, academic and public sector organizations, including recently working on a study of internet-based sex work, Beyond the Gaze, with co-researchers at the universities of Leicester and Strathclyde and is co-author of Internet Sex Work: Beyond the Gaze (Palgrave 2017). She has undertaken research and published on sex work and services to sex workers, criminal justice and community safety and labour market disadvantage, as well as teaching a postgraduate module on Feminism and Sex Industries. Her research interests include intimate labour, labour market structures and gender, and policy responses to sex work.