Loughborough Doctoral College

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LGBT+ Research at Loughborough

Loughborough’s Doctoral College was delighted to host its first ‘LGBT+ Research at Loughborough’ event that was free and open to all to attend in May 2018.

The three-hour-long event highlighted the work being carried out by a range of researchers and academics and featured a series of presentations. In addition, the event provided the opportunity for attendees to ask questions, network with others, and learn about the University’s Staff LGBT+ Group and the LSU’s LGBT+ Association

The speakers and titles of their presentations are as follows:

  • Professor Elizabeth Peel (Loughborough University – Social Sciences ) ‘Looking back, moving forwards: LGBTQ research after equality’
  • Dr Catherine Armstrong (Loughborough University – Politics, History and International Relations) ‘Trans Lives: East Midlands oral history project’
  • Dr Beth Jones (Loughborough University – Sport Exercise and Health Sciences) ‘Physical activity and sport: How inclusive is it for transgender people?
  • Dr Sarah Parker (Loughborough University – Arts, English and Drama) 'Looking Femme'
  • Dr Gemma Witcomb (Loughborough University - Sport Exercise and Health Sciences) ‘Brief overview of forthcoming gender and sport research’
  • Dr Sarah Barnard, Sian Lewis & Professor Andrew Dainty (Loughborough University – Business and Economics, Social Sciences, Architecture Building and Civil Engineering)  ‘LGBT in construction: Exploring experiences to inform inclusive practices’
  • Professor Niko Besnier (University of Amsterdam) 'Transgender in the Pacific Islands: Between Global Forces and Local Lives'
  • Dr Michael Toze (University of Lincoln)  ‘Making sense of being LGBT in general practice: the experiences of older people’
  • Ibtisam Ahmed (University of Nottingham) ‘The legacy of colonialism on the history of queer rights and expression’
  • Boris Paschal Bagonza (De Montfort University) ‘Lived experiences of LGBT+ asylum seekers and refugees in UK’
  • Lydia Furse (De Montfort University) ‘Women's rugby: Presenting the truth beyond the stereotype'

Staff and students can view presentations and recordings from the day on LEARN.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact its organiser, Dr Katryna Kalawsky