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Creating Trans and Non-Binary Inclusive Research

March 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  • How can we make research more inclusive for trans and non-binary people?
  • How can we start to challenge heteronormative narratives in research?
  • What is ‘best practice’ when carrying out research on gender or sexuality?


HELS Faculty Family, Gender & Health Research Cluster is excited to invite you to an online session exploring these questions and encouraging discussion about inclusivity and intersectionality within research.


The session brings together researchers across HELS, BLSS and ADM to share knowledge and experience of conducting research within the areas of gender and sexuality, with the aim of opening up dialogue and creating opportunities to discuss questions and issues in a safe and non-judgemental environment.


Joining us in the session will be:


Nona Wyld (Arts, Design & Media)

Nona is a PhD student within the faculty of Arts, Design and Media. Their PhD is titled ‘Interrogating transmisogyny in LGBTQ+ Spaces: An ethnographic study collecting experiences and oral histories of transmisogyny affected people’. As a trans researcher their work reflects on how we can make research inclusive and provide agency to participants.


Dr Kyle Brown (Business, Law & Social Sciences) & Gemma Williams (Health, Education & Life Sciences)

Kyle and Gemma both sit on Faculty Academic Ethics Committees (Kyle as Chair, Gemma as committee member) and have experience of conducting and reviewing research that focuses on gender and sexuality.  They will talk through the recent ‘best practice’ guidance that has been produced by BLSS around collecting gender and sexual orientation data, and some of the potential ethical issues to be mindful of based on their own experiences.


This session is open to all BCU staff and students that are interested in creating more inclusive, intersectional and accessible research environments, for researchers and participants. This is a safe space to ask questions and talk.  We will not tolerate any transphobic or homophobic comments and anyone that expresses such opinions will be asked to leave the session.

If you have any questions, please contact cluster co-leads Gemma Williams ( or Annalise Weckesser (

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