Leeds University advertises for lap dance research officer: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6670653/Leeds-University-advertises-for-lap-dance-research-officer.html The advertised position, in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, is for: âResearch Officer - The rise and regulation of lap dancing and the place of sexual labour and consumption in the night time economyâ. The advertisement further stipulates that âprior experience of conducting research in the female sex industryâ is essential. Having got the post, the successful applicant would work with the school's team on a research project to examine the ârise, tolerance and integration of sexual consumption and sexual labour displayed through the erotic dance industryâ, and the commercialisation of female sexuality and the female body. It hopes to determine where dancers are recruited from and what their working conditions are like, as well as examining how erotic dancing has become a âmainstreamâ entertainment, available on the high street of most British cities. The researchers will interview 300 erotic dancers in two northern English towns, as well as other industry figures including manage and regulators.