Research Fellow, University of Leeds

I am a trans feminist scholar. My research primarily examines discourses, practices, and experiences of trans health. I have also carried out empirical work on DIY music scenes, and academics’ involvement in Athena SWAN gender equality self-assessment teams.

I am the author of ‘Understanding Trans Health’ (Policy Press, 2018). This book looks 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. I am also co-editor of ‘The Emergence of Trans’ (Routledge, 2019), with Igi Moon, Kat Gupta, and Deborah Lynn Steinberg.

I am currently working on the ‘Trans Pregnancy’ project, exploring the sociological, healthcare and policy implications of transmasculine reproductive practices.

Experience

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    Research Fellow, University of Leeds