Month: July 2020

Launch of new resource guide for Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming community in higher education

A resource guide providing information, advice, considerations, and reference materials for the inclusion and protection of the Trans*, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming community in higher education, as well as for the larger LGBTQIA+ community is now available to download.

Based in part on survey data gathered from gender minority students in Irish third-level education, it is intended for readers both new to and well-versed in gender diversity issues.

The resource guide covers topics ranging from student housing and PhD supervision to inclusive language and campus health services while attempting to take an inter sectional approach.

This work stems from a collaborative project between the NXF, Transgender Equality Network Ireland, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit.

About the authors

Dr. Chris Chevallier is a graduate of American University, Stockholm University, and Trinity College Dublin, currently affiliated with the NXF in Ireland as a project leader and research scientist specialising in gender minority issues.

Chris has a background in political science and historical geography, with a focus on Geographical Information Systems and mixed methods research. Since 2018, Chris has worked with Dr Susan Murphy (Trinity College Dublin) and Dr Conor Buggy (NXF/University College Dublin) to further gender minority rights in education and broader society alongside NGO and educational partners.

Dr. Conor Buggy is an Assistant Professor in Occupational and Environmental Studies at the UCD Centre for Safety and Health at Work. Conor teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students in UCD as well as at TCD as an Adjunct Lecturer. Conor is an award-winning teacher in UCD and has been heavily involved in Equality Diversity and Inclusion initiatives at UCD including the development of their award-winning Gender Identity and Expression Policy and Guidelines and the development of inclusive curricula across programmes and disciplines.

He is currently co-chair of the UCD LGBTI Staff Network. Conor’s primary social research interest lies in the impact education and training has on organisations and society to promote behavioural change as well as research into the health and wellbeing of the LGBTI community in Ireland. Conor has also been part of the research team with the NXF since 2018.

To download click on Resource Guide