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A current study explores the experiences of LGBT Disabled people who access social care support and is in partnership with leading, user-led campaigning organisations Stonewall and Regard. The study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research of which David is an Associate Director.
“This project will contribute to research about LGBT, disability and adult social care. It will produce a range of online resources to support LGBT-disabled people, their supporters and social care providers.”
He has published numerous peer reviewed journal articles in multiple areas, as well as contributed book chapters to seminal professional books. In the LGBT area he is author or co-author of articles which include such titles as:
– Love in a Cold Climate: Changes in the fortunes of LGBT men and women with learning disabilities? British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 43 (2), 100-105
– Nudge, nudge, wink, wink: Love, sex and gay men with intellectual disabilities – a helping hand or a human right? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 57 (11) 1079-1087
– Still Off-Limits? Staff Views on Supporting Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People with Intellectual Disabilities to Develop Sexual and Intimate Relationships’, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 20 (2) 116-126
– What’s Love Got to Do with It? The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People with Intellectual Disabilities and the Views of the Staff that Support them’, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 4 (1) 27-39
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Dr Gávi was the primary author of the first empirical study of cisgenderism to be published in a peer-reviewed journal and has pioneered the emerging field of cisgenderism studies. His published findings of cisgenderism in psychological research and guidelines for reducing cisgenderism in psychological research have been formally acknowledged as the catalysts that led to the review and change of the official World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) language policy.
Dr Gávi was a co-author of the first national study of intersex Australians, the sole author of a policy white paper that critiques data integrity gaps in Australian Standards for collecting sex and gender information, the author of national inclusive language guidelines adopted by several federal government bodies and professional peak bodies in the aged care and health sectors, and a member of the national working group that advised the Australian Attorney-General’s Department on the review of national guidelines on the recognition of sex and gender.
He has authored over 50 original policy submissions to federal inquiries; contributed to Australian federal legislative and policy changes relevant to sex, sexuality, gender, and relationships; and testified for Australian Senate Inquiries related to funding for health services, care and management of people living with dementia, and the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people. He also authored a successful application to Australia’s federal Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to challenge new discriminatory restrictions in hormone access for consenting people of trans and/or non-binary gender and consenting intersex people.
Dr Gávi owns and administrates Ansara Psychotherapy, a non-pathologizing and person-directed psychotherapy and counselling practice that uses polycultural approaches and applies social justice principles. He is a National Executive Committee Member and Co-Chair of the NSW State Chapter of the Australian LGBTIQ Multicultural Council.
Dr Gávi has been a Researcher for the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC), Australia’s only multicultural-specific drug and alcohol service. He has also been a Senior Research Consultant for Scotland’s Equality Network, where he was co-author of Equality Network guidelines on working with people of ‘LGBTIQ’ background who are refugees or seeking asylum and co-author of a guide for providing health and social care services for people with intersectional needs due to having more than one federally protected characteristic.
He is on the editorial board of Developmental Psychology, The International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Transgender Studies Quarterly, and Journal of Behavioral Sciences. His diverse professional background includes university lecturing, crisis intervention team supervision, group facilitation, youth and family casework, leading a health research and policy unit for a national peak body, hospital-based psychosocial support, and community-based outreach.
He recently authored a monograph entitled Violencia Homofóbica en América Latina y Chile [Homophobic Violence in Latin America and Chile].
He has also authored or co-authored numerous book chapters to monographs and textbooks in psychology, many of which are devoted to LGBT issues.
Examples include “Gay men and male-to-female transgender persons in Chile: an exploratory quantitative study on stigma, discrimination, victimization, happiness and social well-being” in Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations: Global Perspectives on LGBT Workforce Diversity (Thomas Köllen, Ed.) , Springer International Publishing, 2012; and “Homosexualidades y Homofobias en América Latina” [Homosexualities and Homophobias in Chile] in Psicología, Sociedad y Equidad: Aportes y Desafíos (Claudia Zúñiga, ed.), Santiago de Chile: Colección Praxis Psicológica.
His commentaries on psychiatry and mental health have be published in such esteemed outlets as The Guardian, the New York Times, the BBC News Magazine, The Times (UK), The Financial Times, and many more. His research interests include topics across social and public health psychiatry. They include cross-cultural psychiatry, migrant mental health, professionalism in psychiatry, depression, psychosexual medicine, service provision, and decision-making processes. He has become an important authority on these issues, having published over 180 papers in high impact peer-review journals, 100 editorials and invited papers, 90 book chapters, and 30 authored or edited books.
In the LGBT area, Dr. Bhugra has published several key articles pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity particularly as they relate to professional attitudes and social acceptance. He has also published key original work pertaining to sexual dysfunction and the paraphilias.
Examples of articles or book chapters he has authored or co-authored include: “Społeczność LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender) – atrakcyjny segment współczesnego rynku turystycznego” [LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community: an attractive segment of the present-day tourist market] (Studia Periegetica 2012), “Travel destinations of Polish LGBT community” (Researches Reviews of the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, 2016) and Tourist activity of LGBT [Persons] in European post-communist states: The case of Poland (Economics and Sociology 2016).
Dr. Bos has authored or co-authored over 50 articles in top-ranked peer review journals, many pertaining to LGBTQ/family life/sexuality issues. Amongst these are “Gender nonconformiteit, stigmatisering, en psychologisch welzijn van Nederlandse lesbische, homoseksuele, en biseksuele jongeren [Gender nonconformity, and psychological well-being in Dutch lesbian, gay and bisexual youth]” (with L. Baams) Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie, 38, 86-94; “Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gays Among American and Dutch Adolescents,” (with L.K. Collier, S.S. Horn S. & Th. G.M. Sandfort) Journal of Sex Research Feb 2014; and Collier, K., Van Beusekom, G., Bos, H.M.W., & Sandfort, T.G.M. (2013); and “The consequences of peer victimization related to sexual orientation and gender identity or expression: A systematic review” (with K. Collier, Van Beusekom, and T.G.M. Sandfort) Journal of Sex Research, 50, 299-317. Dr. Bos co-authored with Th. G.M. Sandfort & R. Vet. Lesbians and gay men at work: consequences of being out. In A.M. Omoto, & H.S. Kurtzman (Ed.), Sexual orientation, mental health, and substance use: contemporary scientific perspectives (pp. 225–245). London: Sage Publications (2005).
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More specifically, he studies how social, psychological and contextual factors influence the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
For this research, he uses both social epidemiological, psychological, and socioecological models to understand the influence of stigma and discrimination on physical and mental health disparities based on sexual orientation.
He is also currently involved studies testing the efficacy of internet-based psychological interventions to increase resilience and decrease psychological distress both among different patient groups, including sexual minority adolescents and sexual minority young adults.
Richard has authored or co-authored over 40 peer reviewed journal articles in high impact scholarly periodicals. Many of these focus on LGBT issues. He has served as ad hoc reviewer for over 60 scholarly journals.
Currently, Richard is Principle Investigator for the Swedish Research Council on the research project, “Sexual orientation disparities in physical and mental health: the influence of minority stress, biomarkers of disease, and familial factors.”
He has also examined the impact of several factors on HIV risk for gay and bisexual men including the role of a history of childhood sexual abuse, optimistic beliefs about HIV treatment. He has also examined psychosocial issues related too aging for those living with HIV. Finally, he has examined the ways in which we measure sexual orientation in population-based health studies as well as the resiliencies, strengths, and assets that gay and bisexual men have that prevent them for becoming infected with HIV.
He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals in his areas of interest and research expertise. Examples of articles he has authored or co-authored include: “Experience and impact of online outreach services among men who use the Internet to seek sex with other men (MISM) in Ontario, Canada.” Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(12), e277. (2105) doi:10.2196/jmir.4503; “Men’s Sexual Orientation and Health in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 101. No.3 (2010); “Masculinity, Muscularity, and HIV Sexual Risk Among Gay and Bisexual Men of Color.” Psychology of Men & Masculinity, (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038725. “Never reflected anywhere:” Body image among ethnoracialized gay and bisexual men. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 10(3), 389-398. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.03.006 and (2103); “History of childhood sexual abuse and HIV risk behaviors in gay and bisexual men,” American Journal of Public Health. 97(6) (2007).
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He is part of Indian National AIDS Control Organization’s Technical Resource Groups on MSM and transgender people. He was the recipient of NIH Fogarty fellowship at Yale University, USA; and the Fund for Leadership Development Fellowship of the MacArthur Foundation.
Dr. Chakrapani has authored or co-authored over 30 major peer-reviewed journal articles in high impact journals, many devoted to HIV treatment/prevention and sexual/gender minority health care. He has also authored or co-authored several book chapters and reports, many dealing with international aspects of sexual health and HIV prevention/treatment, with a focus on MSM and transgender populations, and people living with HIV.
His other interests pertaining to LGBT history of central Europe involve organizing the annual Southampton Stonewall Lecture in February each year (given in 2017 by Professor Dagmar Herzog (CUNY)); and teaching a course to undergraduates about Alternative Sexualities (from Plato to NATO).
He is on the editorial boards of Austrian History Yearbook; The Slavonic and East European Review; Contemporary European History; Central Europe; Bohemia; and First World War Studies; and on the academic council of the Collegium Carolinum research center (Munich, Germany).
He has published extensively in major high-impact history journals, as well as editing several collected works on the subjects of war memory, Czechoslovakia, and the collapse of Austria-Hungary.
As principal investigator she has recently developed and tested several interventions for sexual and gender minority youth including Strengths-First, a resilience-focused case management program for youth at risk, ASSET, an empowering group model and funded through the Canadian Institute of Health Research, AFFIRM, an affirmative cognitive-behavioral group intervention. Funding from SSHRC has allowed Dr. Craig to further understand the influence of the media on the resilience and identity of this vulnerable population. Other projects include a HIV prevention intervention for minority youth involved with the juvenile justice system, identified the HIV testing patterns of older Latinas; HIV prevention for Latina transgender sex workers, and the use of mental health services by urban gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) youth. Dr. Craig directed an extensive community research plan, as well as developed and established a multi-million dollar comprehensive service delivery system for sexual minority youth and their families. She has also been PI of an international study of LGBTQ students in social work programs called Social Work Speaks Out (http://www.cswe.org/File.aspx?id=82833).
Dr. Craig is currently Co-Chair of the Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (CSOGIE) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Additionally, In the LGBTQ arena, Dr. Craig has authored or co-authored over forty peer review journal articles pertaining to sexual minority and gender diverse individuals.
Her wealth of academic leadership activities includes manuscript reviewing for numerous peer review journals which include the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, Journal of Homosexuality, and the Journal of LGBT Youth.
For further information, see: http://socialwork.utoronto.ca/profiles/shelley-l-craig/
In 2014 he was listed at Number 28 on the Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List of 101 LGBT people who have made a difference to British society.
Dominic Davies, founder of Pink Therapy in the UK, discusses with leading colleagues the growing expansion of the LGBT umbrella to include multi-faceted sexual and gender minorities
He has delivered lectures to audiences around the world, including more than 20 keynote and plenary addresses. He is a national-award-winning teacher, an elected member of the elite International Academy of Sex Research, an elected Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
He serves on the Editorial Boards the Archives of Sexual Behavior, The Journal of Sex Research, and the Transgender Studies Quarterly. In addition he has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Homosexuality and the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, as well as other major LGBT/gender/sexuality research journals.
Dr. Devor, an out trans man, is the Founder and Academic Director of the world’s largest Transgender Archives, a former Dean of Graduate Studies (2002-2012), and also Professor of Sociology, at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
Jacqui was Co-editor (2010-2016) of the journal Families, Relationships, Societies, and now serves as Coordinator of the International Advisory Board for this international journal published by Policy Press.
Other editorial roles include: Chair of the Editorial Board for the journal Sociological Research Online (2008-2011), Associate Editorial Board member for Sociology (2008-2010), and Editorial Assistant of Feminist Theory (1998-2001).
Jacqui’s work has been recognised by three prestigious awards: the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial prize (2009) for best sole-authored first book in Sociology, the Open University Engaging Research Award (2014), the Evelyn Gillian Research Impact Award (2016).
Dr. Richard Harding discusses major LGBT hospice and palliative care (2014)
In 2013 he published “Gentlemen’s disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the sexual politics of smart men” (University of Chicago Press), and in 2017 will publish From homophobia to LGBT: A recent history of lesbian and gay psychology (Routledge/Taylor & Francis).
He has authored or co-authored over 100 other publications, many related to LGBTQIA issues.
She has also held leadership positions within the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
His single-authored work, Chinese Male Homosexualities: Memba, Tongzhi and Golden Boy (Routledge, 2011), investigates Chinese gay masculinity, desire, sexuality, intimacy, identity, and citizenship in contemporary Chinese societies and within global culture. Dr. Kong elucidates 90 life stories of Chinese men he interviewed in Hong Kong, London, and mainland China, and extensive ethnographic field trips over ten years.
This major book shows that different gay male identities — such as the conspicuously consuming memba in Hong Kong, the urban tongzhi or “money boy” in China, and the feminized “golden boy” in London – emerge in different locations, and all become intrinsically involved in the transnational flow of queer cultures, both local and global. He has published over 15 peer-review articles as well as numerous book chapters and invited presentations on various aspects of sexuality in contemporary China, ranging from male homosexuality (e.g., gay identity, intimacy, masculinity, LGBT politics, aging) to prostitution (e.g., male and female sex workers as well as male clients of the sex industry) to Chinese sexual cultures.
He is on the editorial boards of numerous peer review journals, including the Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Sociology, and Culture & Society.
He was awarded King’s Fellowship, as well as the Social Sciences Knowledge Exchange Award, at the University of Hong Kong. He was the recipient of the Prism Award of Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in 2004 to recognize his long-term service to and research on the LGBT community in Hong Kong. For additional information, see: http://www.sociodep.hku.hk/html/ppl_teach_travis.htm
He has also played a leading role in the theoretical and practical development of affirmative therapy with sexual minority clients; queer critique of LGB coming-out models; and in producing the United Kingdom national guidelines for psychologists working with sexual and gender minorities.
Dr. Langdridge was Founding Co-Editor of the journal Psychology & Sexuality (Taylor & Francis). He is also Consulting Editor for The Humanistic Psychologist, published in association with Division 32 of the American Psychological Association, and an associate editor for a number of other journals.
Dr. Langdridge is the author or editor of numerous journal articles, textbooks and monographs pertaining to the psychology of sexuality, counseling, and psychotherapy from leading publishers.
Examples of articles or book chapters he has authored or co-authored include: “Leisure activities of LGBT singles: Tourist behavior in the context of individual attributes (K. Adamczyk (ed.) Singlehood from individual and social perspective. Cracow: Libron, 2016; “Travel destinations of Polish LGBT community” (Researches Reviews of the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, 2016) and Tourist activity of LGBT [Persons] in European post-communist states: The case of Poland” (Economics and Sociology 2016).
He is Head of Clinical Services at the Tavistock Center for Couple Relationships, and is employed in the National Health Service as a Consultant Family and Systemic Therapist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He has co-edited The Practice of Counseling in Primary Care (Sage) and Systemic Supervision: A Portable Guide (Jessica Kingsley). He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters related to affirmative LGBT psychotherapy theory and practice. For further information:
Dr. Mulé has published numerous articles on LGBTQ issues and topics in high-impact peer review journals. He has also co-edited two important anthologies, “Queering Social Work Education” (Vancouver, BC: UBC Press), and “LGBTQ People and Social Work: Intersectional Perspectives” (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press). He has contributed numerous book chapters in professional books pertaining to LGBTQ issues, education, and professional practice.
As principal investigator of the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative Team in Social and Behavioral Research on HIV Vaccines, Newman is engaged in research and training collaborations with investigators and trainees in Canada, India, South Africa and Thailand. He is a member of the Psychosocial Studies Group and the International Scientific Working Group of the International AIDS Society’s Towards an HIV Cure Initiative. He has also served on the U.S. National Institute of Health’s expert review panels for the AIDS International Training and Research Program and International Clinical, Operations and Health Services Research Training Award for AIDS and TB, and the NIH Division of AIDS Behavioral Science Working Group.
Dr. Newman’s work also addresses LGBTQ challenges in social work research and education, and peer victimization of LGBTQ youth. Dr. Newman’s teaching interests include qualitative and mixed methods research, HIV and AIDS, structural intervention and sexuality. His practice experience includes over two decades in HIV services and ongoing research consultation and training in North America and South and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Newman has authored or co-authored over 100 major journal articles in top-ranked, high impact peer reviewed journals. Many of them are grant-funded Open Access so that the results of his result can be accessible to the widest possible readership. A detailed descriptive of Dr. Newman’s critically important international HIV and HIV-related research is described in more detail on the Canadian Association for HIV Research Website.
His studies in outside cultures is not without challenges. “We can’t dictate what products are out there,” Dr. Newman notes, “…but we try to make information that we garner available at the grassroots level to inform advocacy efforts on the part of communities and policies to support how you might implement new prevention tools in a way that would be the most socially acceptable and user friendly.”
In 2003, Maria was invited to become a Founding Member of AGMC (Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council), an umbrella organization supporting culturally and religiously diverse GLBTIQ communities, services and organizations in Australia, and which has been recognised as a member of FECCA (Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia).
Apart from her teaching and supervision (at both undergraduate and postgraduate level), research and writing, Maria is regularly called upon to act as a consultant in educational, workplace, youth services, health services and community service settings. Winner of two US Lambda Literary Awards, Maria is regularly invited to speak at diverse community, educational, organizational and other functions and conferences, and in various media such as television, radio and newspaper.
Dr. Plöderl is a Certified Trainer for Suicide Prevention in Austria. He is an active leader in several suicide research and prevention groups. Amongst these he is a member of the Expert Group for the Development of the Austrian Suicide Prevention Program (SUPRA).
He is the author of Homophobic Bullying: Research and Theoretical Perspectives (2011, Oxford University Press) which has now been translated in Italian (2015, Il Saggiatore). He is also the lead author of Bullying: A Handbook for Educators and Parents (Greenwood/Praeger, 2007) and co-author (with Sheri Bauman, University of Arizona) of Mental Health in the Digital Age (2015, Palgrave). In 2011, Ian served on two U.S. Federal expert panels to develop a uniforms definition of bullying for public health surveillance and to better understand the link between bullying and suicide.
Ian has authored well over 100 articles in high impact peer review journals, many of which focus on LGBT and/or related concerns. He is co-editor and contributor to numerous core LGBT books, including: “Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing: Biographical approaches for inclusive care and support” (London: Jessica Kingsley Press); and “Out of the ordinary: Representations of LGBT lives,” (Newcastle- Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing).
He has published numerous articles in both social work and nursing journals devoted to LGBT issues, including several unique studies focusing on LGBT patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Tasker is co-editor with Dr. Jerry Bigner of “Gay & Lesbian Parenting: New Directions” (Taylor & Francis, 2007). She is author or co-author of over 50 articles in top peer review journals, as well as many substantial book chapters. Sample titles pertaining to LGBT content include:
“Why Adoption? Gay, Lesbian and Heterosexual Adoptive Parents’ Reproductive Experiences and Reasons for Adoption”
“Adoptive gay father families: Parent-child relationships and children’s psychological adjustment”
“‘I always have the idea of sin in my mind’: Family of origin, religion, and Chilean young gay men”
“Gay, Lesbian and Heterosexual Adoptive families: Family Relationships, Child Adjustment and Adopters’ Experiences”
“Developmental Outcomes for Children Raised by Lesbian and Gay Parents”
“Lesbian co-mothers’ experiences of maternity healthcare services”
Lesbian and gay parenting post-heterosexual divorce and separation.
“Working with LGBT Parents”
“Children’s views of family relationships in lesbian-led families.”
“’Coming out tales’: Adult sons and daughters’ feelings about their gay father’s sexual identity.”
“Same-sex parenting and child development: Reviewing the contribution of parental gender”
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Much of Professor Woodford’s work examines the relationship between campus climate and the health and academic success and engagement of LGBTQ university students, as well as socio-ecological factors that can protect students from the negative effects of a hostile climate. He also studies LGBTQ youth empowerment, attitudes toward LGBTQ people and LGBTQ civil rights, and HIV/AIDS prevention among men who have sex with men and among other vulnerable groups.
In 2010, Dr. Woodford was Guest Co-Editor of a special issues of the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services devoted to “Recognizing Same-Sex Relationships: Contemporary Reflections and Developments,” with Peter Newman and S. Brotman. He has authored or co-authored over 50 refereed journal articles in high impact periodicals, many dealing with LGBT research, theory and practice.