Public Engagement

Across Jamaica’s Gay Divide, The Documentary – BBC World Service

Across Jamaica's Gay Divide

The social psychologist Dr Keon West returns to his native Jamaica to assess the state of the country’s gay rights and anti-homosexuality movements. Read more

 

Why do so many Jamaicans hate gay people? | Keon West | Opinion | The Guardian

Why do so many Jamaicans hate gay people? | Keon West | Opinion | The GuardianOur research shows dancehall is a strong predictor of homophobia – but at last some Jamaicans are saying boom bye bye to bigotry. Read more

 

The Benefits of Nakedness, The Documentary – BBC World Service

Some people just love to be naked in public. Dr. Keon West travels far and wide to speak to those who enjoy taking their clothes off to find out why they do it, and what the benefits – and disadvantages – might be. Read more

 

Channel 4 strips back its inhibitions in The Beach

Dr Keon West and body image and mental health campaigner Natasha Devon MBE will oversee a bespoke retreat where each week three people who all suffer from a major lack of body confidence join a returning cast of near-naked body positive Brits of varying shapes and sizes on a sun-soaked island. Read more

Channel 4 Education commissions one off doc Just Not My Type

In the hour long programme sociologist and broadcaster Emma Dabiri and social psychologist Dr Keon West will explore the world of modern dating and ask if young Britons are unwittingly more segregated than ever before. Read more