gender identity australia

a portal for the latest research findings and projects


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 :)

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Transgenderism in the Northern Territory

I am a researcher at Charles Darwin University. I am conducting a research project on the health and wellbeing of transgender Northern Territorians. To date, little to no research has been conducted on the health and wellbeing status of transgender Northern Territorians. Research which has been conducted on the health and wellbeing status of transgender Australians rarely, if ever, includes Northern Territorians.

The first phase of the project, an online survey, was completed last year. Following the survey’s success I am now seeking to conduct interviews with transgender Northern Territorians or individuals who work/volunteer for organisations which provide transgender Northern Territorians with health and wellbeing services. To participate please email Dr Stephen Kerry

NEW RESEARCH INFOGRAPHIC: Australian mental healthcare professionals’ competencies for working with trans clients


NEW PAPER: Sistergirls/Brotherboys: The Status of Indigenous Transgender Australians

New article by Stephen Kerry that analyses 6 research projects and 6 conferences/forums in which the experiences of sistergirls and brotherboys were included.

NEW PUBLICATION: Female-to-Male (FtM) Transgender People’s Experiences in Australia

Researchers from the University of New England have published a book reporting on findings from the 2013 E-Male study, focusing on the lives of Australian trans men.

NEW REPORT: The First Australian National Trans Mental Health Study

Researchers from Curtin University have today released their report from the largest Australian study to date focusing on the mental health of transgender people. The full report is available here.

NEW RESEARCH INFOGRAPHIC: Trans and Gender Diverse People and Companion Animals

Trans companion animals-2

NEW PUBLICATION: Assessing patient satisfaction with a multidisciplinary gender dysphoria clinic in Melbourne

A new study reporting on the experiences of 127 people who attended the Monash Gender Clinic over a one month period. Notably, 88% of the people who completed the survey reported satisfaction with the services they received.

NEW PUBLICATION: A trans*gressive life in Queensland jails

A conference paper presented by Belinda Chaplin at the 23rd Biennial Symposium World Professional Association for Transgender Health on the topic of trans* people in correctional services in Queensland.

NEW PUBLICATION: How Australian transgender people view policing

This paper reports on an online survey of 157 transgender Australians in terms of previous interactions with the police and how these shaped perceptions of future treatment quality. The paper can be accessed here.

NEW RESEARCH INFOGRAPHIC: Romantic and Families Relationships of Trans and Gender Diverse Australians

Trans & Gender Diverse Relationships

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