Dr. Val Webber [they/them] holds a PhD in Community Health & Humanities, as well as degrees in sexuality studies, medical anthropology, and public health.
Their research examines the relationship between ideas of health, risk, and community, with a special focus on occupational health in porn production and the need for policy development to be led by porn workers.
Dr. Webber is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sexual Health and Gender (SHaG) Lab at Dalhousie University and is the Board Chair of PASS, a non-profit dedicated to the health and safety of adult industry workers.
Having worked in the adult industry in various capacities for 15+ years, they have long been involved in queer, sexual health, and sex worker advocacy.
Their scholarly work appears in journals such as Porn Studies, Sexualities, Critical Public Health, Sexual Medicine, Sexuality & Culture, and Forum: Qualitative Social Research.