As you may have noticed, this website has undergone a redesign. Importantly, the redesign is not simply aesthetic, but is driven by the new content focus: research. Primarily the website now focuses on documenting my own research on gender identity in Australia (specifically in relation to the lives of transgender people). Additionally, the site also highlights:
- new Australian research exploring the lives of transgender people
- links to current Australian surveys on gender identity, transgender people, and gender diversity
- past Australian research on transgender people
- past international research on transgender people, focusing primarily on health/care and parenting
Given there are already so many fantastic Australian websites providing community and support information in regards to gender identity and transgender people specifically, it seemed important to shift the focus of this site so that it can better address a gap, namely to serve as a research portal in Australia.
Feedback always welcome, and I very much appreciate any suggestions for publications to add to the lists of past research, or news of the latest publications or surveys to promote
“This document represents the first stage of a two-part project, and outlines how and why Victorian health services could more comprehensively meet the needs of Victoria’s transgender and gender diverse population”.
Do you currently participate in sport or group physical activity? An exciting new indicative is being undertaken by La Trobe University.
What does the research involve?
• The aim of the study is to explore the perceived influences that sport and group physical activity has on social integration and vocal communication for trans women individuals.
• By researching transsexual women’s experiences in activity environments, it will provide evidence on whether sport and group physical activity provides a positive environment to engage with peers and facilitate social integration. This project will also add valuable research to the status of Australian transsexual population’s health and wellbeing.
•It will involve taking part in one interview, approximately 45mins and will discuss your experiences
If you currently play a sport or are involved in group physical activity we would be interested in talking to you.
- What were your experiences during your youth?
- How do you feel about the labels “male” and “female”?
- What do you think would help support gender diverse youth?
Tell us your story!
I am a Masters student from Macquarie University and am conducting research exploring the experiences of gender identity issues during youth.
If you are a gender diverse individual aged 18-35 in Australia, I would be interested in talking with you about your experiences.
Your participation is completely voluntary and confidential. You may withdraw from the interview at any time. The interview will be approximately one hour.
If you choose to participate, a $30 Coles Group and Myer gift card will be offered to reimburse you for your time.
If this research interests you or if you have any questions, I invite you to email me for additional details.
The purpose of this project is to investigate how the Standards of Care (SOC) guidelines provided by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) impact on the mental health of transgender people. There is concern in the transgender community about certain aspects of the SOC, the pressures it places on transgender people, and the effect it has on their mental health. You are invited to participate in this research project because you have interacted with health professionals for the purposes of exploring or receiving treatment to assist with your gender identity. We wish to survey you on your experiences of and attitudes towards the SOC guidelines in relation to the health care you have received.
Researchers at the University of Western Sydney have recently published their findings on Gender-Related Victimization, Perceived Social Support, and Predictors of Depression Among Transgender Australians. The article can be accessed here.