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
Katherine Darby, a Masters of Sexology student at Curtin University, is currently undertaking research to complete their dissertation, ‘Lived experiences of Australian women with a trans history and their intimate partnerships after commencing hormone therapy: A mixed method approach’.
For this research they are seeking participants with the following attributes:
– Women with a trans history or experience
– Commenced hormone therapy at least 6 months ago
– Over the age of 18 years old
– Currently living in Australia
They are seeking these participants to partake in either or both aspects of the research as follows:
– An online questionnaire about their sexual wellbeing since commencing hormone therapy
– A 1-2 hour interview, with or without their intimate partner, about their current intimate partnership/s
The aim of this study is to provide a voice to trans individuals and to further understand the lived experiences of women after commencing hormone therapy and how this may impact their sexual wellbeing.
The questionnaire can be accessed here.
A new paper by the team behind the Private Lives 2 study, focusing specifically on transgender participants. Findings indicate that younger age, feeling unable to turn to family for support, and victimization experiences were associated with greater psychological distress, whereas higher income, identifying as heterosexual, and having frequent contact with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peers were associated with greater resilience.
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 article by Stephen Kerry that analyses 6 research projects and 6 conferences/forums in which the experiences of sistergirls and brotherboys were included.
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.
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.
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.
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.