Thursday, 16 October 2008

Dr Patricia Weerakoon: Evangelical Sexologist

Many of you know my mum's interesting profession. She's a sexologist - she engages in the academic research of human sexuality. She leads an international research and teaching program in sexuality, which is currently one of Sydney University's most successful courses. She's involved in national and international sexology councils, like the Australian Society of Sex Educators Researchers and Therapist ("ASSERT"), the Society fort the Scientific Study of Sexuality ("SSSS", pronounced "quad-S") and the World Association for Sexual Health ("WAS").
She's also an evangelical Christian. Mum & dad attend St John's Anglican church in Parramatta. Mum has spoken on sexuality at churches all over Sydney and country NSW.
There's a double-page article on mum in the latest issue of the Sydney Alumni Magazine. It puts her Christianity a positive light.
There's plenty of Christian books on sex, at both a popular and academic level. But as far as I know, they're all written by theologians or counsellors. I don't know of anyone else who's an evangelical sexologist.
Anyone else heard of one? Or is my mum truly unique?

4 comments:

Sash said...

Pat's unique regardless - I think it's the juxtaposition of this "nice Indian lady"( picture stereotype here) who candidly discusses sex without Victorian embarrassment.

For what it's worth, here's a self proclaimed 'minister and sexologist'...
http://debrahaffner.blogspot.com/2008/05/evangelical-what.html

Aunty Pat said...

If we are going international, check out Professor William Stayton .....
http://www2.widener.edu/~wrs0005/staytonpage.html

Anonymous said...

Dr Pat Weerakoon, great work!

- Nihal R

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