Mapping LGBT Research

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 09:45

A consortium of academic and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Sector Partners* have been commissioned by Public Health England and Government Equalities Office to map research that has been carried out with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) individuals, communities or the around the issues that affect them.

The consortium partners include LGBT Consortium, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Metro and a range of academics led by Dr Catherin Meads. To find out more about the consortium partners see below. 

The project focuses on research and publications since 2004 but also hopes to build a picture of current and future research activities.

The aims of the project are to;

• Provide a ‘snapshot’ of recent and current research in this area.
• Identify future intentions and plans of the research community.
• Inform development of a network through which researchers can connect with each other
• Identify knowledge gaps and LGBT research priorities in this area.
• Build a comprehensive research database which can be used by the LGBT sector, other researchers and those commissioning and planning services.
• To provide a new avenue for Public Health England and Government Equalities Office to gain access to research and researchers for future opportunities.

The project will be informed by the results from a survey which is available here, the survey should not take more than 15 minutes to complete.

The information that we collect from the survey will be added to The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Evidence Exchange to build a comprehensive picture of the existing research landscape. One of the outcomes from this project will be to use the information to create, develop and launch a new network through which researchers can connect and can engage with commissioners. 

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1874792/LGBT-Mapping-Network-Survey

Project Partners

Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Voluntary & Community Organisations: LGBT Consortium has extensive experience in the creation, delivery and development of specialist LGBT networks and is the only UK wide network of LGBT organisations & projects.

Brunel University: Dr Catherine Meads, Reader in Health Technology Assessment and Co-Chair of Brunel University Gender and Sexuality Unit.

Greenwich University: Dr Peter Keogh, Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health

University of Manchester: Dr Maurice Nagington, Lecturer in Nursing and Dr Tommy Dickinson, Lecturer in Nursing

University Of Surrey; Dr Peter Hegarty, Head of Phychology

Anglia Ruskin University: Dr Daragh McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology

The METRO Centre: METRO has been providing services to LGBTQ people for 30 years. METRO works across five domains (HIV, Sexual Health, Mental Health, Young people, Community Participation) to support any person experiencing any issues related to sexuality, identity, diversity and gender.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation: The LGF is a vibrant charity with a wide portfolio of well-established services and a rapidly developing range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of LGB&T people.

Lambeth & Southwark Public Health Team:Dr Sarah K Corlett, a Consultant in Public Health, has extensive experience of service public health in the NHS and now local government.

Project Supporters

Kings College London: Professor Susan Bewley, Honorary Professor of Complex Obstetrics
MICRA (Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing)
Cara Friend (Northern Ireland’s largest LGBT organisation)
Queens University Belfast: Professor John Barry
 


 

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