Dr Ruth Pearce

  • Lecturer in Community Development (School of Education)

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Community Development in the School of Education. My work explores issues of inequality, marginalisation, power, and transformative political struggle from an interdisciplinary trans feminist perspective. 

I joined the School and the Community Development Team in July 2021, having previously worked in the voluntary sector and in various precarious, part-time and/or fixed-term academic research, teaching, and administrative roles. It is very strange to have an open-ended role after a decade of job insecurity. I am committed to acknowledging the violence and exclusionary nature of this academic pathway, and fighting against precarity with and for my colleagues.

My PhD was awarded by the University of Warwick in 2016. My thesis looked at how trans health is differently understood within trans communities, activist groups and professional literatures, with a range of meanings and practices contested within and between these spaces. Findings from this work have been published in the book Understanding Trans Health (Policy Press, 2018).

I am co-Editor of the Community Development Journal, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies, and also sit on the Editorial Board for the Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies. I am a former member of the Editorial Board for the Sociological Review, and have undertaken peer review for many other leading journals and publishers.

You can read more about my work (and access free versions of most my academic publications) on my personal site: http://ruthpearce.net.

 

Research interests

I am interested in how communities of marginalised peoples can work to positively transform their own lives within, against, and outside of social, educational, and political institutions.

My research to date has included:

  • Trans Pregnancy (2017-2021) - international research on pregnancy and childbirth among trans people as part of the ESRC-sponsored Trans Pregnancy project, plus a support role in the NHS-sponsored community project Improving Trans Experiences of Maternity Services (ITEMS).

  • Queer, trans, and feminist music scenes (2012-2022) - a series of collaborative projects with Dr Kirsty Lohman, exploring cultural production and grassroots community development within DIY and punk spaces.

  • Athena SWAN and equality accreditation (2017-2018) - a critical examination of equality accreditation within Higher Education, including a collaborative study with Dr Charoula Tzanakou.

  • Understanding Trans Health (2010-2018) - a study of experiences and discourses associated with trans healthcare services in the UK.

I have also written on social research ethics and methodologies, plus trans and feminist politics. For more information, see my publications list and my personal website.

Publications

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Number of items: 34.

2024

Horton, C., Pearce, R. , Veale, J., Oakes-Monger, T.C., Pang, K. C., Pullen Sansfaçon, A. and Quinney, S. (2024) Child rights in trans healthcare – a call to action. International Journal of Transgender Health, (doi: 10.1080/26895269.2024.2360359) (Early Online Publication)

2023

Gupta, K. and Pearce, R. (2023) From conflict to collaboration: Solidarity and compromise in trans and women’s movements. In: Pukallus, S. and Connaughton, S. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Conflict and Peacebuilding Communication. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C., Riggs, D. W., White, F. R. and Hines, S. (2023) Trans birth parents’ experiences of domestic violence: Conditional affirmation, cisgenderist coercion, and the transformative potential of perinatal care. Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

Pfeffer, C. A., Hines, S., Pearce, R. , Riggs, D. W., Ruspini, E. and White, F. R. (2023) Medical uncertainty and reproduction of the “normal”: decision-making around testosterone therapy in transgender pregnancy. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 4, 100297. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2023.100297)

Riggs, D. W., Pearce, R. , Hines, S., Pfeffer, C. A. and White, F. R. (2023) Whiteness in research on men, trans/masculine and non-binary people and reproduction: two parallel stories. In: Andreassen, R., Lundström, C., Keskinen, S. and Tate, S. A. (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies. Series: Routledge international handbooks. Routledge: London, pp. 339-349. ISBN 9780367637699

Riggs, D. W., Hines, S., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A. and White, F. R. (2023) ‘Spunkles’, donors, and fathers: men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people’s accounts of sperm donors and their relationships to children. In: Kelly, F., Dempsey, D. and Byrt, A. (eds.) Donor-Linked Families in the Digital Age: Relatedness and Regulation. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, pp. 192-208. ISBN 9781316518519 (doi: 10.1017/9781009008129.014)

Pearce, R. , Hines, S., Pfeffer, C. A., Riggs, D. W., Ruspini, E. and White, F. R. (2023) Giving birth as a father: experiences of trans birthing parents. In: Gill-Peterson, J. (ed.) The Conversation on Gender Diversity. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. ISBN 9781421446189 (doi: 10.56021/9781421446196)

Pearce, R. (2023) Non-binary genders: navigating communities, identities and healthcare. Community Development Journal, 58(2), pp. 359-361. (doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsab035)[Book Review]

2022

Riggs, D. W., Pfeffer, C. A., White, F. R., Hines, S. and Pearce, R. (2022) Young men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people's views about pregnancy. In: Riggs, D. W., Ussher, J. M., Robinson, K. H. and Rosenberg, S. (eds.) Trans Reproductive and Sexual Health: Justice, Embodiment and Agency. Series: Women and psychology. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 156-174. ISBN 9780367686192 (doi: 10.4324/9781003138310-9)

LGBT Foundation, , Pearce, R. , Topper, Y. and Martin, P. (2022) Trans and Non-Binary Experiences of Maternity Services. Project Report. LGBT Foundation, Manchester.

2021

Pearce, R. (2021) Academic freedom and the paradox of tolerance. Nature Human Behaviour, 5(11), p. 1461. (doi: 10.1038/s41562-021-01214-5)

Lohman, K. and Pearce, R. (2021) Queering community development in DIY punk spaces. In: Meade, R. and Shaw, M. (eds.) Arts, Culture and Community Development. Series: Rethinking community development. Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 111-130. ISBN 9781447340515

Riggs, D. W., Hines, S., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A. and White, F. R. (2021) Trans parenting. In: O'Reilly, A. (ed.) Maternal Theory: Essential Readings, The 2nd Edition. Demeter Press: Bradford, Ontario, pp. 807-815. ISBN 9781772583830

Riggs, D. W., Pfeffer, C. A., Pearce, R. , Hines, S. and White, F. R. (2021) Men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people negotiating conception: normative resistance and inventive pragmatism. International Journal of Transgender Health, 22(1-2), pp. 6-17. (doi: 10.1080/15532739.2020.1808554)

Hines, S., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A., Riggs, D. W. and White, F. R. (2021) Trans pregnancy: fertility, reproduction and body autonomy. International Journal of Transgender Health, 22(1-2), pp. 1-5. (doi: 10.1080/26895269.2021.1884289)

2020

Riggs, D. W., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A., Hines, S., White, F. R. and Ruspini, E. (2020) Men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people’s experiences of pregnancy loss: an international qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20, 482. (doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03166-6) (PMID:32831015) (PMCID:PMC7444198)

Dietz, C. and Pearce, R. (2020) Depathologising gender: vulnerability in trans health law. In: Dietz, C., Travis, M. and Thomson, M. (eds.) A Jurisprudence of the Body. Series: Palgrave socio-legal studies. Springer, pp. 179-203. ISBN 9783030421991 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-42200-4_8)

Pearce, R. (2020) A methodology for the marginalised: surviving oppression and traumatic fieldwork in the neoliberal academy. Sociology, 54(4), pp. 806-824. (doi: 10.1177/0038038520904918)

Pearce, R. , Erikainen, S. and Vincent, B. (2020) Afterword: TERF wars in the time of COVID-19. Sociological Review, 68(4), pp. 882-888. (doi: 10.1177/0038026120934712)

Pearce, R. , Erikainen, S. and Vincent, B. (2020) TERF wars: an introduction. Sociological Review, 68(4), pp. 677-698. (doi: 10.1177/0038026120934713)

Vincent, B., Erikainen, S. and Pearce, R. (2020) TERF Wars: Feminism and the Fight for Transgender Futures [Guest Editors]. Sociological Review, 68(4),

2019

Riggs, D. W., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A., Hines, S., White, F. and Ruspini, E. (2019) Transnormativity in the psy disciplines: constructing pathology in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and Standards of Care. American Psychologist, 74(8), pp. 912-924. (doi: 10.1037/amp0000545) (PMID:31697127)

Tzanakou, C. and Pearce, R. (2019) Moderate feminism within or against the neoliberal university? The example of Athena SWAN. Gender, Work and Organization, 26(8), pp. 1191-1211. (doi: 10.1111/gwao.12336)

Pearce, R. , Moon, I., Gupta, K. and Steinberg, D. L. (Eds.) (2019) The Emergence of Trans: Culture, Politics and Everyday Lives. Series: Gender, bodies and transformation. Routledge (Taylor & Francis). ISBN 9781138504103

Pearce, R. and Lohman, K. (2019) De/constructing DIY identities in a trans music scene. Sexualities, 22(1-2), pp. 97-113. (doi: 10.1177/1363460717740276)

Pearce, R. , Steinberg, D. L. and Moon, I. (2019) Introduction: the emergence of ‘trans’. Sexualities, 22(1-2), pp. 3-12. (doi: 10.1177/1363460717740261)

Pearce, R. (2019) Moving through the world as a woman. In: Crimmins, G. (ed.) Strategies for Resisting Sexism in the Academy: Higher Education, Gender and Intersectionality. Series: Palgrave studies in gender and education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 17-34. ISBN 9783030048518 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-04852-5_2)

Jenkins, K. and Pearce, R. (2019) The Gender Recognition Act: A trans-inclusive feminist approach. Documentation. University of Nottingham Institute for Policy and Engagement.

Pearce, R. and White, F. R. (2019) Beyond the pregnant man: representing trans pregnancy in A Deal With The Universe. Feminist Media Studies, 19(5), pp. 764-767. (doi: 10.1080/14680777.2019.1630925)

2018

Pearce, R. (2018) Trans temporalities and non-linear ageing. In: King, A., Almack, K., Suen, Y.-T. and Westwood, S. (eds.) Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People: Minding the Knowledge Gaps. Routledge: London ; New York, pp. 61-74. ISBN 9781138644939 (doi: 10.4324/9781315628462-5)

Pearce, R. (2018) Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447342359

2017

Pearce, R. (2017) Certifying Equality? Critical Reflections on Athena SWAN and equality accreditation. Project Report. Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick.

Adams, N., Pearce, R. , Veale, J., Radix, A., Castro, D., Sarkar, A. and Thom, K. C. (2017) Guidance and ethical considerations for undertaking transgender health research and institutional review boards adjudicating this research. Transgender Health, 2(1), pp. 165-175. (doi: 10.1089/trgh.2017.0012) (PMID:29098202) (PMCID:PMC5665092)

2008

Pearce, R. (2008) Under Construction: Trans Students. Documentation. National Union of Students, London.

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Number of items: 34.

Articles

Horton, C., Pearce, R. , Veale, J., Oakes-Monger, T.C., Pang, K. C., Pullen Sansfaçon, A. and Quinney, S. (2024) Child rights in trans healthcare – a call to action. International Journal of Transgender Health, (doi: 10.1080/26895269.2024.2360359) (Early Online Publication)

Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C., Riggs, D. W., White, F. R. and Hines, S. (2023) Trans birth parents’ experiences of domestic violence: Conditional affirmation, cisgenderist coercion, and the transformative potential of perinatal care. Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

Pfeffer, C. A., Hines, S., Pearce, R. , Riggs, D. W., Ruspini, E. and White, F. R. (2023) Medical uncertainty and reproduction of the “normal”: decision-making around testosterone therapy in transgender pregnancy. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 4, 100297. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2023.100297)

Pearce, R. (2021) Academic freedom and the paradox of tolerance. Nature Human Behaviour, 5(11), p. 1461. (doi: 10.1038/s41562-021-01214-5)

Riggs, D. W., Pfeffer, C. A., Pearce, R. , Hines, S. and White, F. R. (2021) Men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people negotiating conception: normative resistance and inventive pragmatism. International Journal of Transgender Health, 22(1-2), pp. 6-17. (doi: 10.1080/15532739.2020.1808554)

Hines, S., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A., Riggs, D. W. and White, F. R. (2021) Trans pregnancy: fertility, reproduction and body autonomy. International Journal of Transgender Health, 22(1-2), pp. 1-5. (doi: 10.1080/26895269.2021.1884289)

Riggs, D. W., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A., Hines, S., White, F. R. and Ruspini, E. (2020) Men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people’s experiences of pregnancy loss: an international qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20, 482. (doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03166-6) (PMID:32831015) (PMCID:PMC7444198)

Pearce, R. (2020) A methodology for the marginalised: surviving oppression and traumatic fieldwork in the neoliberal academy. Sociology, 54(4), pp. 806-824. (doi: 10.1177/0038038520904918)

Pearce, R. , Erikainen, S. and Vincent, B. (2020) Afterword: TERF wars in the time of COVID-19. Sociological Review, 68(4), pp. 882-888. (doi: 10.1177/0038026120934712)

Pearce, R. , Erikainen, S. and Vincent, B. (2020) TERF wars: an introduction. Sociological Review, 68(4), pp. 677-698. (doi: 10.1177/0038026120934713)

Vincent, B., Erikainen, S. and Pearce, R. (2020) TERF Wars: Feminism and the Fight for Transgender Futures [Guest Editors]. Sociological Review, 68(4),

Riggs, D. W., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A., Hines, S., White, F. and Ruspini, E. (2019) Transnormativity in the psy disciplines: constructing pathology in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and Standards of Care. American Psychologist, 74(8), pp. 912-924. (doi: 10.1037/amp0000545) (PMID:31697127)

Tzanakou, C. and Pearce, R. (2019) Moderate feminism within or against the neoliberal university? The example of Athena SWAN. Gender, Work and Organization, 26(8), pp. 1191-1211. (doi: 10.1111/gwao.12336)

Pearce, R. and Lohman, K. (2019) De/constructing DIY identities in a trans music scene. Sexualities, 22(1-2), pp. 97-113. (doi: 10.1177/1363460717740276)

Pearce, R. , Steinberg, D. L. and Moon, I. (2019) Introduction: the emergence of ‘trans’. Sexualities, 22(1-2), pp. 3-12. (doi: 10.1177/1363460717740261)

Pearce, R. and White, F. R. (2019) Beyond the pregnant man: representing trans pregnancy in A Deal With The Universe. Feminist Media Studies, 19(5), pp. 764-767. (doi: 10.1080/14680777.2019.1630925)

Adams, N., Pearce, R. , Veale, J., Radix, A., Castro, D., Sarkar, A. and Thom, K. C. (2017) Guidance and ethical considerations for undertaking transgender health research and institutional review boards adjudicating this research. Transgender Health, 2(1), pp. 165-175. (doi: 10.1089/trgh.2017.0012) (PMID:29098202) (PMCID:PMC5665092)

Books

Pearce, R. (2018) Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447342359

Book Sections

Gupta, K. and Pearce, R. (2023) From conflict to collaboration: Solidarity and compromise in trans and women’s movements. In: Pukallus, S. and Connaughton, S. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Conflict and Peacebuilding Communication. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Riggs, D. W., Pearce, R. , Hines, S., Pfeffer, C. A. and White, F. R. (2023) Whiteness in research on men, trans/masculine and non-binary people and reproduction: two parallel stories. In: Andreassen, R., Lundström, C., Keskinen, S. and Tate, S. A. (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies. Series: Routledge international handbooks. Routledge: London, pp. 339-349. ISBN 9780367637699

Riggs, D. W., Hines, S., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A. and White, F. R. (2023) ‘Spunkles’, donors, and fathers: men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people’s accounts of sperm donors and their relationships to children. In: Kelly, F., Dempsey, D. and Byrt, A. (eds.) Donor-Linked Families in the Digital Age: Relatedness and Regulation. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, pp. 192-208. ISBN 9781316518519 (doi: 10.1017/9781009008129.014)

Pearce, R. , Hines, S., Pfeffer, C. A., Riggs, D. W., Ruspini, E. and White, F. R. (2023) Giving birth as a father: experiences of trans birthing parents. In: Gill-Peterson, J. (ed.) The Conversation on Gender Diversity. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. ISBN 9781421446189 (doi: 10.56021/9781421446196)

Riggs, D. W., Pfeffer, C. A., White, F. R., Hines, S. and Pearce, R. (2022) Young men, trans/masculine, and non-binary people's views about pregnancy. In: Riggs, D. W., Ussher, J. M., Robinson, K. H. and Rosenberg, S. (eds.) Trans Reproductive and Sexual Health: Justice, Embodiment and Agency. Series: Women and psychology. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 156-174. ISBN 9780367686192 (doi: 10.4324/9781003138310-9)

Lohman, K. and Pearce, R. (2021) Queering community development in DIY punk spaces. In: Meade, R. and Shaw, M. (eds.) Arts, Culture and Community Development. Series: Rethinking community development. Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 111-130. ISBN 9781447340515

Riggs, D. W., Hines, S., Pearce, R. , Pfeffer, C. A. and White, F. R. (2021) Trans parenting. In: O'Reilly, A. (ed.) Maternal Theory: Essential Readings, The 2nd Edition. Demeter Press: Bradford, Ontario, pp. 807-815. ISBN 9781772583830

Dietz, C. and Pearce, R. (2020) Depathologising gender: vulnerability in trans health law. In: Dietz, C., Travis, M. and Thomson, M. (eds.) A Jurisprudence of the Body. Series: Palgrave socio-legal studies. Springer, pp. 179-203. ISBN 9783030421991 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-42200-4_8)

Pearce, R. (2019) Moving through the world as a woman. In: Crimmins, G. (ed.) Strategies for Resisting Sexism in the Academy: Higher Education, Gender and Intersectionality. Series: Palgrave studies in gender and education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 17-34. ISBN 9783030048518 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-04852-5_2)

Pearce, R. (2018) Trans temporalities and non-linear ageing. In: King, A., Almack, K., Suen, Y.-T. and Westwood, S. (eds.) Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People: Minding the Knowledge Gaps. Routledge: London ; New York, pp. 61-74. ISBN 9781138644939 (doi: 10.4324/9781315628462-5)

Book Reviews

Pearce, R. (2023) Non-binary genders: navigating communities, identities and healthcare. Community Development Journal, 58(2), pp. 359-361. (doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsab035)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Pearce, R. , Moon, I., Gupta, K. and Steinberg, D. L. (Eds.) (2019) The Emergence of Trans: Culture, Politics and Everyday Lives. Series: Gender, bodies and transformation. Routledge (Taylor & Francis). ISBN 9781138504103

Research Reports or Papers

LGBT Foundation, , Pearce, R. , Topper, Y. and Martin, P. (2022) Trans and Non-Binary Experiences of Maternity Services. Project Report. LGBT Foundation, Manchester.

Jenkins, K. and Pearce, R. (2019) The Gender Recognition Act: A trans-inclusive feminist approach. Documentation. University of Nottingham Institute for Policy and Engagement.

Pearce, R. (2017) Certifying Equality? Critical Reflections on Athena SWAN and equality accreditation. Project Report. Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick.

Pearce, R. (2008) Under Construction: Trans Students. Documentation. National Union of Students, London.

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Grants

[Co-PI] Gender Joy: the embodied politics of sex, desire and oppression. 2022-2023. Reinvigorating Research Scheme, University of Glasgow. With Co-PI Katharine Jenkins. £14,116.

[Co-author] Trans Learning Partnership. 2022-2024. Cornerstone Fund. Charitable grant for Spectra CIC. £498,000.

[Lead author] Levelling the Field: Centering Trans People of Colour in Community Led Service Provision and Policy. 2021-2023. Esmée Fairbairn. Charitable grant for Spectra CIC. £370,000.

[Co-author] Trans Learning Partnership. 2021-2022. Trust for London. Charitable grant for Spectra CIC. £133,000.

[Co-I] Trans and non-binary people’s experiences of maternity services. 2020. NHS England commissioned research. With the National LGB&T Partnership. £40,000.

[PI] Trans health in Aotearoa New Zealand. 2019. Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, University of Leeds. £2000.

[Co-I] Re-theorising Gender and Sexuality: The Emergence of Trans. 2012-2014. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). With PI Professor Deborah Lynn Steinberg and Co-I Dr Lyndsey Moon. £15,000.

Travel grant for Gender, Bodies and Technology Conference (Roanoke, USA). 2012. American Study and Student Exchange Committee, University of Warwick. £770.

[PI] Understanding Trans Health. 2011-2016. Department of Sociological University of Warwick. £8320.

Supervision

Unfortunately, I am unable to lead on PhD supervision or applications for new students at present.

However, if you have already found a primary supervisor at the University of Glasgow, I welcome enquiries for the position of second supervisor from students interested in conducting social research on questions of sexuality, gender, feminist methodologies, and applied transgender studies, especially from an interdisciplinary social research perspective and/or within the field of community development.

I am currently supervising the following student at the University of Glasgow:

  • Edgoose, Han
    Epistemic Injustice, Ideology, and Ignorance: An Analysis of the Trans Panic

2020-2023: Talen Wright (University College London) conducted an ESRC-sponsored doctoral study titled Trans and Non-binary Suicidality: Microaggressions & Mental Health.

Teaching

I teach on a range of courses for the BA Community Development and MEd/PgDip Adult Education, Community Development & Youth Work in the School of Education.

BA Community Development

  • Critical Understandings of Power in Communities (Year 2, semester 1: course lead)
  • Introduction to Research (Year 3, semester 2: course lead)
  • Research Project (Year 4, semesters 1+2: course lead)

MEd/PgDip Adult Education, Community Development, and Youth Work

  • Research Methods (Ethics and Research in Communities) (semester 1: course lead)
  • Practitioner Research Project (semesters 2: course lead)

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2021: Senior Fellow (Center for Applied Transgender Studies)

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2019 - 2021: Identifying the health and care needs of young trans and gender diverse people, Advisory Board
  • 2017 - 2021: Living Gender in Diverse Times, Advisory Board
  • 2023 - 2023: Scottish Government, Grant Committee: Long-Term Health Outcomes for Those Accessing Gender Identity Healthcare

Editorial boards

  • 2021: Bulletin of Applied Transgender Studies
  • 2018: Community Development Journal
  • 2017 - 2022: The Sociological Review

Professional & learned societies

  • , British Sociological Association
  • , Feminist Studies Association of the UK and Ireland
  • , Feminist Gender Equality Network
  • , World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
  • , European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH)
  • , Transgender Professional Association for Transgender Health (TPATH)

Selected international presentations

  • 2023: Politics of Fear: Gender, Sexuality and the Right Populism Today (Skopje, North Macedonia)
  • 2022: Queer and Trans Mobilisations – Possibilities and Challenges (Krea University, India)
  • 2021: TPATH Conference: Transgender Health and Activism (Online (international))
  • 2020: Trans Pregnancy: Fertility, Reproduction and Body Autonomy (Leeds, England)
  • 2019: Aotearoa New Zealand Trans Health Symposium (University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand)
  • 2019: Future research on LGBTQI issues in Finland (Åbo Akademi, Finland)
  • 2019: Gender Equality and Athena SWAN (University College Cork, Ireland)
  • 2019: American Sociological Association 2019 Annual Meeting (New York, USA)
  • 2019: EPATH Conference (Rome, Italy)
  • 2018: WPATH Symposium (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • 2018: ISA World Congress of Sociology (Toronto, Canada)
  • 2016: re:publica TEN (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2016: WPATH Symposium (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • 2012: Gender, Bodies and Technology (Roanoke, USA)

Supplementary

  • I sit on Scotland's National Gender Identity Healthcare Reference Group and NHS Education for Scotland's Transgender Care Knowledge and Skills Framework Development Group. I have given expert advice on topics including trans health, sexual misconduct, and research design to a range of international, UK, and local organisations. These include the World Health Organization, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, NHS England, Stonewall, Nuffield Council for Bioethics, The 1752 Group, the National Union of Students, Scottish Trans Alliance, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Coventry City Council, Warwick District Council, Equality Challenge Unit, Equality and Human Rights Commission (who didn't listen much), and Kennet Furniture Refurbiz. I have participated in numerous government and NHS consultations, which has included presenting oral evidence to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee for the 2020 Inquiry on the Reform of the Gender Recognition Act.