Early career researcher in knowledge exchange award
Dr Regehr gained her PhD less than three years ago, yet has already achieved a phenomenal amount in terms of knowledge exchange as both a researcher and a teacher. With a monograph and five essays already in print, she has already established an exceptional research profile for an ECR. Her 2018 research project was commissioned by the Mayor of London and used documentary and digital storytelling to map diverse women's experiences of advertising in public space. The resulting report has influenced policy changes with respect to gender-based advertising in London's public spaces. Most significantly, it was used by the National Advertising Standards Authority in its December 2018 “Advertising Guidance” on depicting gender stereotypes.
In addition to this work, Kaitlyn’s work on sex education, gender and digital youth cultures has been undertaken through engaging with industry and policy makers and has led to high-profile media attention, and the development of two documentaries for BBC 3 and BBC1 (both now available on iPlayer). "Inside the Secret Lives of Incels" will also be available on BBC1 in September. In addition, Kaitlyn is currently presenting a new podcast series for Taylor and Francis, “How Researchers Changed the World”.