Session 1

Conceptualizing, listening and supporting students across diverse gender identities 

Professor Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor in Social Care, Middlesex University London
Alfonso Pezzell, Associate Lecturer in Mental Health, Middlesex University London
Rebecca Manning, Middlesex Alumni
Laura Cole, Research Assistant, King's College London

Students identifying on the transgender spectrum are significantly under-researched in the education literature. Finding inclusive ways of conceptualizing, listening and supporting students across diverse gender identities in post-compulsory education environments are urgently needed.  We present findings from a systematic scoping of the current knowledge about transgender students so as to trigger a discussion about the challenges faced and how the academy might move to ensure inclusive support.

Key words: 
Transgender, gender non-conforming, education, students, universities, college, equality, inclusion.