Session 1

Conceptualizing, listening and supporting students across diverse gender identities 

Presenters:
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

Abstract:
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.