Prof. Kirstin Mitchell

Professional Experience

Now: Relationships and Health Programme Lead, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow
2015-2018: Senior Research Fellow, UofGlasgow
2008-2015: Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (p/t)

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Population measurement of sexual function and sexual wellbeing
  • Young people‘s sexual function and wellbeing
  • Design and evaluation of psychosocial and public health interventions to promote sexual function and wellbeing

Selected Publications

  1. *Mitchell, K. R. Mercer C, Ploubidis, G, Jones KG, Datta J, Field N, Copas A, Tanton C., Erens B, Sonnenberg P, Clifton S, Macdowall W, Phelps A, Johnson AM, Wellings K. (2013) Sexual function in Britain: findings from the third national survey of sexual attitudes and lifestyles (Natsal-3). Lancet, 382(9907), pp. 1817-1829.
  2. *Mitchell, K. R, Jones KG, Wellings K, Johnson AM, Graham C, Datta J, Copas AJ, Bancroft J, Sonnenberg P, Macdowall W, Field N, Mercer CH,. (2016) Estimating the prevalence of sexual function problems: the impact of morbidity criteria. Journal of Sex Research, 53(8), pp. 955-967.
  3. *Mitchell, K. R. , Geary, R., Graham, C., Clifton, S., Mercer, C. H., Lewis, R. , Macdowall, W., Datta, J., Johnson, A. M. and Wellings, K. (2016) Sexual function in 16- to 21-year-olds in Britain. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(4), pp. 422-428.
  4. *Mitchell KR, Geary R, Graham C, Datta J, Wellings K, Sonnenberg P, Field N, Nunns D, Bancroft J, Jones KG, Johnson AM, Mercer CH. (2017) Painful sex (dyspareunia) in women: prevalence and associated factors in a British population probability survey. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 124(11), pp. 1689-1697.
  5. *Clifton, S. Macdowall W, Copa, AJ, Tanton C, Keevil BG,Lee, DM ; Mitchell K.R.; Wu F (2016) Salivary testosterone levels and health status in men and women in the British general population: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 101(11), pp. 3939-3951.