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Researching Gender & Sexuality in Educational Settings: An event for PGRs and ECRs

There has never been a more important time for educational research into gender and sexualities, with numerous emerging challenges and opportunities for educational researchers to engage with these vital topics. Come and meet with our network of PGRs and ECRs and find out what is happening in the wider world of sexualities and gender research.

17:30 Welcome and Introduction
EJ Renold and Joshua Heyes
17:40 Researching the lives of international school teachers – training my gaze as a gay man on heterosexual relationships in order to understand ‘others’ in my world better
Christopher Bellamy, Nottingham Trent University 
17:50 How can I recruit more female engineering undergraduates who plan to choose a career outside engineering for my interview
Zeyi Liu, University College London
18:00 How creative are my methods? The dominance of the interview in a multiple case study project focusing on the lived experiences of four gender diverse teachers in UK schools
Lis Bundock, University of Brighton 
18:10 Break
18:15 How do concepts of gender emerge within the Early Childhood Education and Care environment?
Rochelle Mallet, Open University
18:25 What potential do artistic processes hold in creating ‘brave spaces’ for youth to disrupt and challenge cisnormativity and heteronormativity in schools?
Kim Snider, University of Auckland
18:35 “[I]f you’re going to dehumanise me […] then I’m going to pick what thing you’re going to other me with, like the mushroom!” : Gender creativity and sexuality education
Kate Marston, Cardiff University 
18:45 Break
18:50 Using visual methodologies in LGBT+ research
Adam Brett, Nottingham Trent University 
19:00 A sneak peek into an up-and-coming researcher’s toolbox of creative methods for exploring sexuality education with young people
Elizabeth Ascroft, The Open University
19:10 Conclusion and plans for the year
EJ Renold and Joshua Heyes
19:30 Close of event

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EJ Renold, Professor

Professor of Childhood Studies at Cardiff University

EJ Renold is a professor of Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. They are the author of Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities (2005), Children, Sexuality and Sexualisation (with Ringrose and Egan, 2015) and the...

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Joshua Heyes, Dr

University of Lincoln

Before coming to the world of educational research, I completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Nottingham, during which I worked on sexual ethics and philosophy of religion. I then took up an exciting opportunity to...


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Christopher Bellamy, Mr

Nottingham Trent University

I am a part time doctoral candidate in my fourth year at Nottingham Trent University. My research is focused on the social positioning of teachers in international school communities, the performance of identity, and the intersection of 'race',...

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Zeyi Liu, Miss

PhD Candidate at University College London

Zeyi Liu is a PhD candidate at University College London. She is interested in any inequities in STEM education and careers, such as gender and class disparity. Her PhD project focuses on the experiences and career choices of engineering...

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Lis Bundock, Ms

Principal Lecturer at University of Brighton

Lis Bundock is a principal lecturer in education at the School of Education, the University of Brighton. She has a strong interest in inequalities in education, in particular LGBTQ+ lives and race and ethnicity. Lis is currently undertaking...

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Rochelle Mallet, Miss

University Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University

I am a PhD student at the Open University and a lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University London. My PhD research looks at how infants and young children encounter gender in Early Childhood Education and (ECE) settings in England. I have a...

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Kim Snider, Ms

PhD Student at University of Auckland

Kim Snider (she/her) is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. Her research focuses on queer and trans-affirming pedagogical practices in the arts and is informed by 21 years of secondary...

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Elizabeth Ascroft, Ms

Student at The Open University

Elizabeth is a researcher, a rights activist and a creative facilitator. She is a PhD Student in the School of Health Wellbeing and Social Care at The Open University and a scholar with the ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Programme. Her...

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