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Willem Stander

Research Fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Care, University of Birmingham

Willem is a postdoctoral research fellow focusing on LGBTQ+ young people’s health and well-being experiences. His research and teaching interests include gender and sexuality, particularly improving the well-being of – and professional engagement with – LGBTQ+ young people. He has worked as a psychology lecturer and taught across a range of core psychology curriculum areas. He has also collaborated with community-based and voluntary sector organisations to produce research in aid of service design and delivery.


  • 2021–present
    Research Fellow, University of Birmingham


  • 2020 
    University of Brighton, PhD
  • 2015 
    University of Brighton, MA Community Psychology
  • 2013 
    University of South Africa (UNISA), BA Hons Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society