Meg Barker is a lecturer in psychology at the Open University and a practicing psychotherapist. She is co-editor of the journal Psychology & Sexuality and co-organiser of the Critical Sexology seminar series and Psychology in the Pub. She has co-edited two collections of research on sexuality research: Safe, Sane and Consensual: Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism with Palgrave and Understanding Non-monogamies with Routledge.
Her research focuses on bisexual, polyamorous and sadomasochistic communities, identities and relationships, and she is more broadly interested in cultural ideals around relationships, gender and sexuality. She also publishes on counselling and psychotherapy (particularly existential, mindfulness and sociocultural approaches). Her writing has been published in several journals and books, and she contributes to the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists website.