Lesbian Day of Visibility

It’s Lesbian Visibility Week so we thought we’d share some of our projects preliminary findings about welfare equality for lesbians. Often LGBT+ data analysis just lumps LGBT+, or LGB, people together, ignoring the vast differences between them. This has been a problem for lesbians throughout the centuries of LGBT+ activism – the privilege of gay

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Trans Day of Visibility

Today, 31 March, is Trans Day of Visibility. In this research project, a large portion of our work is secondary analysis of existing datasets based on population-level surveys of Great Britain – particularly Understanding Society and the ONS Wealth and Assets Survey. However, these datasets only ask about sexual identity – whether someone is heterosexual,

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Meet the team – Sam Mann (he/him)

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University where I work with the LGBT+ Policy Lab on several projects relating to the effect of LGBT+ policies on the outcomes of LGBT+ people. I have extensive experience in using UK and international datasets to explore the outcomes of sexual minorities, how

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Meet the team – Lee Gregory (he/him)

I’m Dr Lee Gregory, Associate Professor in Social Policy and the University of Nottingham. As part of the project, I bring a research interest into issues of poverty, asset-based welfare and social security design which have shaped much of my research and teaching over my career to date.   Previously I have been a core

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Meet the team – Camilla Barnett (she/her)

Hi I’m Camilla (she/her). I am an early career researcher at the University of Stirling. My main research interests are in the fields of social stratification and inequality, with a particular focus on gender-based inequalities; and quantitative research methodologies. In 2020, I virtually graduated from my PhD, I’m told I might get an in person

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Meet the team – Eleanor(El) Formby (she/her)

Hi! I’m Eleanor (she/her), most people call me El, and I’m a Reader in Sociology and Youth Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. I’m a cis lesbian woman, and have two main (overlapping) research interests: Understandings and experiences of LGBT+ communities, including LGBT+ people’s feelings of belonging (or not), and their experiences of particular spaces, such

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Meet the team – Peter Matthews (he/him)

This is the first of a series of blog posts by the academic partners on the LGBT Assets and Welfare project to introduce ourselves. I thought I’d go first as I’m the project leader – Dr Peter Matthews, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Stirling. Each post will have a different tone,

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Welcome to the project

This is the blog site for the research project Welfare Access, Assets And Debts Of LGBT+ People In The UK funded by The Nuffield Foundation. The working title for the project will be LGBTQ+ Assets and Welfare. Check back for further updates as the project progresses.

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