George Burrows

Funder: Medical Research Council


George Burrows joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU) in 2016 to take up 1+3 year MRC studentship. George completed the MRes (Sociology and Research Methods), including a dissertation exploring transgender adults’ perceptions of emotional safety in romantic and sexual relationships. A summary report, produced originally for study participants, is available on request.

George’s PhD is investigating sexual function and wellbeing among trans and non-binary adults. It builds on issues of the body, sex and relationships, that arose during the previous ‘emotional safety’ study. This study is supervised by Kirstin Mitchell, Craig Donnachie and Ingrid Young (University of Edinburgh).

George’s prior qualifications include BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Nursing (Adult). Since training as a Registered Nurse George has worked in a range of acute and community settings in the statutory and third sectors. George has a longstanding interest in health inequalities, particularly those experienced by people because of their sexual orientation or gender, and the intersections with disability. George has collaborated locally and nationally to develop transgender health and information resources. George was a founding member (2014-2016) of the National Gender Identity Clinical Network for Scotland’s steering group.


Kirstin Mitchell      

Craig Donnachie

Ingrid Young (University of Edinburgh) 

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