Meg Barker


Meg Barker is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University as well as being a qualified therapist specialising in sex and relationships and working at the Lesbian and Gay Foundation in Manchester. Meg’s main focus is on relationships, sexuality, and mental health, and running the counselling course at the Open University, which is based around the book Understanding Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Meg runs the BiUK group which recently produced The Bisexuality Report on bisexual experience in the UK, and contributed to the recent British Psychology Society report on working with sexual and gender minorities as well as the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy website.

Meg’s book Rewriting the Rulesand the blog of the same name, explore the common rules of relationships and how we might think about things differently. Meg has also published edited books on non-monogamy and BDSM, co-edits the journal Psychology & Sexuality and co-organises the free Critical Sexology seminar series.

You can follow Meg on twitter @megbarkerpsych.