Professor Michael King: Combating homophobia - what is the evidence? by UCL Sound published on 2013/06/10 18:15:28 +0000 Professor Michael King, Director of UCL's Mental Health Sciences Unit, discusses the nature of homophobia, how this knowledge guides efforts to reduce it and whether or not they are successful. Despite a general decline in self-reported prejudice against gay and lesbian people in many western countries, overt anti-homosexual biases remain relatively common. Although there has been a lot of study into the causes of such prejudice, less attention is paid to developing and testing interventions to reduce it. Lecture on 17th May 2013, International Day Against Homophobia 2013 Speaker biography: Professor King is Director of UCL's Mental Health Sciences Unit. He has been involved in large scale national and international research and amongst his research interests he includes the epidemiology of sexual dysfunction, the stress and stigma faced by gay and lesbian people and the role of religious and spiritual beliefs in mental well-being. He featured on The Independent's 2011 and 2012 Pink List, highlighting the 100 most inspiring and influential people in the UK's LGBT community. UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at http://ucl.ac.uk.