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20 Apr 2018

Event to shine light on LGBT+ research conducted at Loughborough University

An event highlighting the important LGBT+ research being conducted at Loughborough University is to take place next month.

The University’s Doctoral College will host ‘LGBT+ Research at Loughborough’ on 2 May 2018 in CC021 James France.

The event will give attendees the chance to ask questions, network with others and learn about the University’s LGBT+ Staff Group and Loughborough Students’ Union’s LGBT+ Association

It will also highlight the work being carried out by a range of researchers and academics and will feature a series of presentations.

Those speaking at the event include Loughborough University's Professor Elizabeth Peel, Dr Catherine Armstrong, Dr Beth Jones, Dr Sarah Parker, Dr Gemma Witcomb, Dr Sarah Barnard, Sian Lewis and Professor Andrew Dainty.

The talks will explore topics such as gender in sport, LGBT in construction and the experiences of LGBT+ asylum seekers and refugees in the UK.

Event organiser Dr Katryna Kalawsky, of the Doctoral College, commented: “This new and exciting multi-disciplinary event will showcase some of the inspiring work conducted by a wide range of our researchers and academics whilst also celebrating diversity and promoting equality.”

Chair of Loughborough University’s LGBT+ Staff Group, Philip Wilkinson-Blake added: “It is also a good opportunity for staff and students to find out about the LGBT+ activities on campus and how they can get involved.”

LGBT+ Research at Loughborough will run from 1pm-4pm. It is open to all staff and students and it is free to attend.

LSU LGBT+ Officer, Chris McLeod said: “Ultimately an event like this can lead to better LGBT+ inclusivity – something that will enable those who identify as LGBT+ to feel even safer, freer and more open to be themselves.”

Those interested in attending can book a place here. More information plus a list of all the speakers and their presentations can be found on the dedicated event webpage.

If you have any further questions on LGBT+ Research at Loughborough, contact Dr Katryna Kalawsky at