A key part of the Beyond the Gaze research fieldwork is carrying out interviews with sex workers, these are now underway. The BTG Team at Leeds & Strathclyde Universities are carrying out interviews with internet based sex workers from across the UK. We are looking for people, of all genders, all nationalities, based in the UK who work as escorts or webcammers to take part in a research interview. If you would like to take part in the interview or get further information about what is involved please contact one of our researchers – Stewart Cunningham at email@example.com mobile: 07834148334 or Teela Sanders at T.L.M.Sanders@leeds.ac.uk. We will arrange a time that suits you to be interviewed by one of the team. The interview will focus on the use of the internet in your work and will cover wider working practices & safety, we really want to hear your experiences & views. Interviews can be over Skype, phone or face to face, whatever suits you! Interviews will take an hour and there is a £20 thank you Amazon voucher.
The researchers carrying out this research & the interviews have many years experience of working with people in the sex industry learn more about them at http://beyond-the-gaze.com/the-team/
Confidentiality: We know how important privacy and confidentiality is for people in the sex industry. Taking part in an interview will be confidential & anonymous, no personal details that could identify you will be recorded. We work to strict ethical guidelines laid down by Leeds University Ethics Committee and if we didn’t follow these we would get into trouble.
Contribute to Important Research! We hope you can help us! Beyond the Gaze will be the largest, most important study, of this sector of the industry to date in the UK, so a good opportunity to have your say. As this is an important study it will be used to inform policy, so it’s important the views & experiences of a group of sex workers whose needs/working styles and conditions, which have tended to be ignored, will be collected in this research. The research will produce in-depth information about independent sex work and escorting which have so far been covered only by smaller-scale studies.