Dr. Matthew Hall is an Associate Professor. Largely a qualitative researcher specialising in Discourse Analysis; his research focuses on digital gender-sexual violations and spans, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies. Recent work has examined perpetrator motivations in digital gender-sexual violations such as ‘revenge pornography’ and ‘upskirting’. Similar work has explored the transnationalisation of such violations as a theoretical and political problematic, and the forms, structures, effects, and overlaps between physical violence and digital gender-sexual violations. This research has contributed to policy-related publications for the Canadian International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, United Kingdom Government and the UK Law Commission.
Earlier research examined issues concerning men and masculinities; body modification, appearance and substance (mis)use; disability and sexuality; substance mis(use) and cognitive enhancement; and veterans' health and well-being.
His research informs his teaching in the Department of Psychology at the British University in Egypt in modules such as Social Psychology, and Psychological Research Methods, and Introduction to Psychology.
As well as working at BUE, he is an Editor at the Journal of Gender Studies, and a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He actively works with the media and has interviewed with several UK and international print publications, and with radio stations such as BBC Radio 4, and ABC’s Triple J, and has worked as a consultant for various organisations.
Hall, M., Hearn, J. & Lewis, R. (2021). ‘Upskirting’, homosociality, and craftmanship: A thematic analysis of perpetrator and viewer interactions. Violence Against Women. https://doi.org/10.1177/10778012211008981
Hearn, J. & Hall, M. (2021). The transnationalization of online sexual violation: the case of ‘revenge pornography’ as a theoretical and political problematic. In D. Goellnicht & Y.R. Zhou (eds.). Sexualities, transnationalism, and globalization: New Perspectives. Sexuality, Culture and Health Series (pp.92-106). Routledge: Canada.
Hall, M., Forshaw, M. & Montgomery, C.A. (eds.) (2020). Chemically modified minds: Substance use for cognitive enhancement. London : Palgrave Macmillan.
Lewis, R., Hall, M. & Hearn, J. (2020). Written evidence for the ‘Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21’. Public Bill Committees - Scrutiny Unit. DAB36. June 11. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5801/cmpublic/DomesticAbuse/memo/DAB36.htm
Hearn, J. & Hall, M. (2019). “This is my cheating ex”: Gender and sexuality in revenge porn. Sexualities, 22(5-6), 860-882.
Hall, M. & Hearn, J. (2019). Revenge pornography and manhood acts: A discourse analysis of perpetrators’ accounts. Journal of Gender Studies, 28(2), 158-170.
Grogan, S., Mechan, J., Persson, S., Finlay, S. & Hall, M. (2019). ‘I’ve got a very dichotomous difference in the way that I perceive myself’: Positive and negative constructions of body image following cancer treatment. Journal of Health Psychology, 24(10), pp. 1368-1377.
Hall, M. & Hearn, J. (2018). Violation by sexual image distribution, “revenge pornography”, cyberabuses, and prevention. In International Centre for the Prevention of Crime. 6th International Report on Crime Prevention and Community Safety: Preventing Cybercrime. Montréal: International Centre for the Prevention of Crime http://www.crime-prevention-intl.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/International_Report/ICPC_Report_2018.pdf
Grogan, S., Rothery, L., Cole, J. & Hall, M. (2018). Posting selfies and body image in young adult women: The selfie paradox. Journal of Social Media in Society, 7(1), 15-36.
Hall, M. (2018). Disability, discourse and desire: Analyzing online talk by people with disabilities. Sexualities, (Special Issue: Disability and sexuality: Desires and pleasures), 21(3), 379-392.
Hall, M. (2018). ‘When there's no underbrush the tree looks taller’: A discourse analytical examination of how men account for genital grooming. In D.M. Baunach, E.O., Burgess, W. Simonds & E.J. Windsor. Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader (5th Edition) (pp. 295-306). London: W. W. Norton & Company.
Hall, M. & Grogan, S. (2017). Research Considerations when Investigating Psychological Factors and Health-Related Issues in Online Contexts. In A. Bundon, (ed.). Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity. (pp. 93-106). London: Routledge.
Hall, M. & Hearn, J. (2017). Revenge Pornography: Gender, sexuality and motivations. London: Routledge.
Hall, M., Grogan, S. & Gough, B. (eds.) (2016). Chemically modified bodies: The use of diverse substances for appearance enhancement. London : Palgrave Macmillan.