I am a social scientist with an academic background in health and social inequalities, focusing on gender and sexuality, labour and the future of work, violence, trauma and health. I also have 10 years’ third sector experience in research and campaigns with a focus on child rights, SRHR, mental health and social justice.
I am currently leading the Leverhulme-funded project, Queering Shelter, which explores LGBTQIA+ experiences of violence and shelter. I am also Principal Investigator of the CANVAS study, assessing the needs of domestic violence and abuse organisations in the wake of coronavirus.
Areas of specialism
In the media
I am interested in exploring interdisciplinary, survivor-led and co-produced approaches to health and social inequalities.
In particular I am keen to deliver and collaborate on research relating to gender and sexuality; labour and the future of work; violence; trauma and mental health; and shelter.
I am also open to supervising Master's and PhD theses relating to these areas.
Principal Investigator: Dr PJ Annand
Funder: The Leverhulme Trust (£118,000)
An LGBTQIA+ led project on violence and shelter.
What it does it mean to have shelter from violence and harm? What does shelter actually look like?
Is shelter enough or do we need more than just shelter?
How can we make sure services meet our needs well?
All this talk of shelter during the pandemic ('shelter at home', 'shelter in place') got us to thinking: What actually is shelter? What does it look like? What does it mean to have shelter, or to need it? What are the violences and other harms that we need shelter from? Neither research nor policy has been able to fully answer these questions about shelter. If we don't understand it, how well can we really be providing it?
The aim of this study is to try and get to the bottom of these questions about shelter and shelterless-ness. It will do that by looking at these questions from the perspectives of LGBTQ+ people, who are overwhelmingly - and sometimes disproportionately - affected by various forms of shelterlessness. It follows the queer theory principle that exploring marginal rather than only mainstream perspectives can yield new knowledge via new ways of knowing.
We hope this work will help inform and improve services seeking to provide shelter and support to survivors of direct, structural and cultural harm - both LGBTQ+ and non - by developing a common understanding of what shelter actually is, what it should be, and what its limits are.
As LGBTQ+ experiences of shelterlessness are often invisibilised, and thus our needs often go unmet, we also intend for this work to elevate the voices and stories of LGBTQ+ survivors and improve understanding within policy and practice of LGBTQ+ survivors' needs.
CANVAS: COVID-19 and the Needs of the Domestic Violence and Abuse Sector
Principal Investigators: Dr PJ Annand and Dr Aoife Sadlier
Co-Investigators: Dr Angela Sweeney and Dr Andy Guise
Funder: King's Together Fund (£9,902)
Lockdown measures serve to shut down routes to safety and support for people experiencing domestic violence, and function as a tool for coercion and control by perpetrators. However, government policy and legislation drafted in response to COVID-19, appears to lack provision for people experiencing domestic violence and the services that support them. Our project aims to understand the needs of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) organisations through qualitative research with ten organisations across England and Wales. Our focus includes how the needs of domestic violence organisations have changed because of the pandemic, the extent to which changing needs have been met by government action, which needs are likely to persist over time and how they might be addressed. Our study is interdisciplinary and includes experts in violence, trauma, mental health, health inequalities, gender and sexuality, labour and human rights.
Annand, P., Platt, L., Rathod, S., Hosseini, P. and Guise, A. (2022) ‘Progression capitals’: How homeless health peer advocacy impacts peer advocates. Social Science and Medicine., 298: 114770
Guise, A., Burridge, S., Annand, P., Burrows, M., Platt, L., Rathod, S., Cornes, M. (2022) Why were COVID-19 infections lower than expected amongst people who are homeless in London, UK in 2020? Exploring community perspectives and the multiple pathways of health inequalities in pandemics. Social Science and Medicine - Qualitative Health Research, online first.
Rathod, S., Guise, A., Annand, P., Williamson, E., Miners, A., Hosseini, P., Bowgett, K., Aldridge, R., Luchenski, S., Menezes, D., Story, A., Hayward., A., Platt, L. (2021) Peer advocacy and access to health care for people who are homeless in London, UK: A mixed-method impact, economic and process evaluation protocol. BMJ Open, 11(6), pp.1-9. A7
Platt, L., Rathod, S., Cinardo, P., Guise, A., Hosseini, P., Annand, P., Surey, J., Burrows, M. (2021) Prevention of COVID-19 among populations experiencing multiple social exclusions: setting a research agenda. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, online first.
Annand, P., Sadlier, A., Sweeney, A., Guise, A. (2021) Covid-19 and the Needs of the Domestic Violence and Abuse Sector: A Policy Report. London: KCL.
Annand, P., Sadlier, A., Sweeney, A., Guise, A. (2021) Covid, Care and Emotional Labour in the Domestic Abuse Sector. Autonomy: Feminist Futures [online].
Annand, P., Hudson, M., Yankah, M., Burrows, M., Burridge, A. Cornes, M., Rathod, S., Hosseini, P.,Platt, L., Guise, A. (2021) Going remote: Using technology to co-produce homelessness research. In O. Williams, ed. 2021. COVID-19 and Co-production in Health and Social Care Research, Policy and Practice. London: Policy Press.
Annand, P. (2021) Domestic violence, homelessness and safe housing in the wake of coronavirus. Cost of Living [online].
Macleod, P. (2020) Real Choices, Real Lives: Girls’ rights, wellbeing and prospects in Uganda. London: Plan International UK
Macleod, P. (2020) How feminists pick porn: Troubling the link between ‘authenticity’ and production ethics. Sexualities, 24(4), pp.673-693.
Macleod, P. (2020) Conscionable Consumption: A Theoretical Model of Consumer Ethics in Pornography. Porn Studies, 8(1), pp.58-75.
Macleod, P. (2020) Repurposing Grounded Theory: Tackling Polarity in Feminist Research. Qualitative Research in Psychology, online first.
Macleod, P. (2020) Influences on ethical decision-making among porn consumers: The role of stigma. Journal of Consumer Culture, 21(2), pp.381-404.
Nicholson, A.*, Macleod, P*, Schwarz, K. (2019) Child Slavery: Research conducted for the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Trafficking, Urmila Bhula. Geneva: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Macleod, P. (2018) On Using Poetry in Pornography Research. In: C. Morris, P. Boyce, A. Cornwall, H. Frith, L. Harvey, Y. Huang, eds. Researching Sex and Sexualities. London: Zed
Macleod, P. (2018) The deadline for completing the GRA consultation is 19 October – make this a date you keep. Liberty (National Council for Civil Liberties) [online].
Jassi, A.D., Kolvenbach, S., Heyman, I., Macleod, P., Rose, J., Diamond, H. (2016) Increasing Knowledge of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Schools. SAGE Health Education Journal, 75(5), pp.600-609