Dr Christine Campbell
In this talk Christine Campbell will introduce the audience to the concept of consensual non-monogamy. You can’t choose who you fall in love with, we’re told, but are there alternatives to traditional monogamous relationship structures? What might they look like and what might the challenges be? Using data from her research with people who identify as swingers, being in open relationships or being polyamorous to talk about the “swings” and roundabouts of these relationships.
Chris Campbell is a senior lecturer in Psychology at St Mary’s University in West London. She’s been an academic for sixteen years and has been researching non-traditional relationships for about the last five years. Her work focuses on romantic relationships, sex and sexuality and particularly those areas that we don’t hear a lot about like bisexuality and non-monogamy. She’s done research on swinging, and in her spare time she swings about on a flying trapeze.