Experiences of parents and carers of young trans and gender diverse people
Dr Magdalena Mikulak (she/her) is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Social Care and Social Work, Manchester Metropolitan University. Previous to that, Magdalena worked as a researcher with the Medical Sociology & Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. She obtained her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) in 2017. She has a background in gender studies and her main research interests include gender, social and health inequalities, disability, and social care. Magdalena recruited participants, conducted the interviews, analysed the data and wrote a first draft of the topic summaries for this project.
Dr Melissa Stepney (she/her) joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford in 2015. She has a background in social geography with research interests in young people’s health, gender and qualitative methods. Melissa is the Principle Investigator for the project, conceiving the original idea and design of the research. Melissa directed and managed the project, as well as supervising and buddying the topic summaries.
Professor Sara Ryan (she/her), Manchester Metropolitan University. Sara obtained her PhD from the University of Warwick in 2006. She has a sociological background and her main research interests are disability, difference and social interactions. Sara was the Senior Research Lead and acting Principle Investigator for the study.
Dr Fauzia Knight (she/her) is a senior qualitative researcher. She has researched and published in the areas of qualitative fieldwork, qualitative health and legal anthropology. She acted as co- buddy/supervisor for the topic summaries for the site.
Amelia Talbot (she/her) joined the Medical Sociology & Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford as the Ann McPherson Research Fellow in 2019. Amelia provided research and admin support during the project.
Dr Sam Martin (she/her) is a transfeminine qualitative researcher. She joined the Medical Sociology & Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford in 2019. Her PhD research developed and evaluated QueerViBE: an online intervention to empower trans and non-binary youth using applied discourse analysis and interactive video tutorials. She has a background in LGBTQ+ psychology, supporting victims of crime, psychotherapy and counselling, and trans youth work. Sam recruited participants, conducted the interviews, analysed the data and wrote the topic summaries for this project.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in this research for donating their time and experiences. We are grateful to everyone who supported this study, and all those who helped with recruitment, and provided us with expert feedback and advice during the project. Melissa would like to thank Berkeley Wilde, Peggy and those who gave their time in discussing the initial project proposal, as well as those who supported the project throughout.
Project Advisory Panel
Lui Asquith, they/them (Mermaids).
Clara Barker, she/her- Chair of the Oxford University LGBT+ Advisory Group / Stonewall University & Schools Role Model.
Adam Barnett, he/him- Chief Executive Officer (DIPEx Charity).
Cal Horton: Researcher, parent and child rights advocate.
Ethan Butteriss, he/him – Researcher (Mermaids).
Dr Sarah Davidson, she/her, - Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Gender Identity Development Service.
Dr Zowie Davy, she/her - Associate Professor (De Montfort University). Pronouns: She/Her
Professor Katherine Johnson, she/her – Director Social and Global Studies Centre (RMIT University).
Jo Kidd, she/her - Communication Manager (DIPEx Charity).
Amelia Lee, she/her – Strategic Director (The Proud Trust)
Dr Richard Ma, he/him - GP and NIHR Research Fellow, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health
Cheryl Morgan, she/her.
Ruth Pearce, she/her – Lecturer in Community Development, University of Glasgow.
Bernard Reed, he/him – Co-founder Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES).
Terry Reed, she/her – Co-founder Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES).
Dr Jay Stewart, he/him - CEO and co-founder of Gendered Intelligence.
Jack Tielemans, he/him (The Proud Trust)
Reubs Walsh, she/they (GIRES)
Alex Woolhouse,she/her (Mermaids)
Study Steering Committee
Professor Steve Pile, he/him (Chair, Open University)
Samantha Smith, she/her (Leicestershire Equality Challenge Group, East Midlands CPS & Hate Crime scrutiny group)
Diane Statham, she/her (Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Patient Experience and Involvement Lead for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, CAMHS),
Matson Lawrence, he/him (Researcher & Equality and Diversity Manager University of Strathclyde)
Jessica Lynn, she/her (Kinsey Institute Global Ambassador, international speaker and advocate for transgender issues).
As part of the project we had panel of 8 young trans or gender diverse people. We would like to thank all of them for their participation, advice and suggestions.
Dr Sarah Davidson
Dr Richard Ma
Dr Sara Ryan
Dr Melissa Stepney
Dr Jay Stewart
This is a summary of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (Grant Reference Number 17/51/07). The views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.
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