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Dr Zowie Davy

Job: VC2020 Senior Lecturer in LGBTQ Research

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Research group(s): Centre for LGBTQ Research

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7844

E: zowie.davy@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://zowiedavy.wordpress.com/

 

Personal profile

Transgender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Social Theory, Aesthetics, Body, Sociology of Health, Social Movements, Phenomenology, Depathologization

Research group affiliations

Centre for LGBTQ Research

Research interests/expertise

The body, feminist theory, queer theory, phenomenology, human rights,Inequalities, LGBTQ, Sociology of Health, Research Methods

Areas of teaching

Inter-professional Education

Research methods

Sociology of Health

Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights (Honorary Teaching Fellow, University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Qualifications

BA

MA

PhD

PGCE HE

Honours and awards

[Nov 2013] Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

[Oct 2012] Feminist Review Trust £300 Forthcoming Feminisms Conference Weetwood Hall, Leeds. This award has been granted annually (2012-2015) for events organized by the BSA Gender Study Group.

[Apr 2012] Winner, British Sociological Association Philip Abram’s Memorial Prize for Recognizing Transsexuals: Personal, Political and Medicolegal Embodiment. Ashgate.

[Aug 2011] BSA ECF development award: £300

[Oct 2010] Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness: £550. Award granted for Intersectionality: Theory and Practice for Quality Improvement in Healthcare. School of Health and Social Care Seminar Series 2010/11, University of Lincoln.

[Jun 2006] Roberts Money: £500 Award granted for Gender: The Next Generation, Conference University of Leeds.

[Jun 2006] Feminist Trust: £750 Award granted for Gender: The Next Generation, Conference, University of Leeds.

[2003 - 2007] Economic and Social Research Council, 1+3 Scholarship Award: University of Leeds.

Membership of external committees

International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society 2015 - present, Board of Directors (Y)

European Sociological Association Sexuality Research Network (RN23) 2015 - present, Co-Chair (Y)

Membership of professional associations and societies

British Sociological Association Gender Study Group Co-founder and Coordinator 2009 - 2015(N)

British Sociological Association Member 2004 - present (Y)

European Sociological Association Member 2010 - present

Conference attendance

 

[Aug 2017] European Sociological Association, Athens. School Cultures: Trans and Gender Diverse Kids at School: Parents Perspectives.

[Jul 2017] Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. ‘School Cultures: Parents of Trans and Gender Diverse Children Perspectives. (Vising Speaker Seminar)

[Jul 2017] Queer Studies: Looking Back, Looking Forward, (BSA). University of Surrey. ‘Genderqueer(ing): “on this side of the world against which it protests”’ (Keynote)

[Apr 2017] European Professional Association of Transgender Health, Belgrade. Gender Dysphoria: A Meta-Narrative Review.

[Feb 2017] History of Sexuality, Institute of Historical Research, University of London. ‘Contesting linear health services for trans people: a genealogical approach.’ (Visiting Speaker Seminar)

[Feb 2017] DMU Pride, De Montfort University. Trans Social Movements and Mental Health Issues. (Invited Speaker)

[May 2016] Transforming Research Practice: Towards ‘Best Practice’ in Transgender and Non-binary Inclusive Social Research. University of Strathclyde. (Keynote)

[Mar 2015] European Professional Association of Transgender Health, Ghent. Democratizing Diagnoses: (Trans*)forming the DSM 5.

[Feb 2015] Equality is Not Enough, Brussels. The contestation of a linear model of health and psychiatric service provision for a heterogeneous trans community. (Invited Speaker)

[Jul 2014] XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Facing and Unequal World, Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama.  Bodily aesthetic affects in trans erotica: towards a wider ‘spectra of desire.’

[Jun 2014] ESRC Retheorizing Gender and Sexuality: The Emergence of ‘Trans’, University of Warwick, (Keynote). Kinsey’s Misused Legacy: Moving on from continuums.

[Apr 2014] British Sociological Association, Changing Society, University of Leeds. Special Event Panel: Changing Bodies Changing Society: Where are the bodies?: LGBT (dis)embodiment in health education, accreditation policies and teaching spaces.

[Mar 2013] Visiting Speaker Seminar, Department of Sociology, University of York: The Construction of Gender Dysphoria: Debating DSM-5.

[Sep 2013] European Sociological Association, Crisis, Critique and Change, Universita Delgi Studi di Torino. Changing healthcare practitioners’ and teachers’ views about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Medical, Health and Social Care.

[Jul 2013] Classifying Sex: Debating DSM-5, University of Cambridge. (Invited Speaker) Will it make a difference or is it just semantics?: Diagnosing trans people in the DSM 5.

[Jun 2013] Recognizing Diversity?: Gender and Sexual Equalities In Principle and Practice, University of Leeds. (Invited Speaker) Recognition in the DSM V: Gender Dysphoria and the Semantics of Power.

[Apr 2013] Spotlight on Genderqueer, Warwick University, UK. (Keynote) Genderqueer(ing): ‘on this side of the world against which it protests’

[Dec 2012] Controversies and Confrontations: Violence and Agency, University Wien, Austria. (Invited Speaker) Differences in sexual development: Towards a phenomenological understanding of gender variance.

[Oct 2012] Medical Education Conference, University of Leeds. Facilitating LGBT Medical, Health and Social Care Content in Higher Education Teaching and Postgraduate General Practice Training.

[Dec 2011] Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Seminar Series, University of Leeds, UK (Invited Speaker). Erotic Images: towards new conceptualizations of trans sexualities.

[Jul 2011] IASSCS VIII, Madrid. ‘Sexing it Up: Towards New Conceptualizations of Trans-Sexuality.’

[Feb 2011] Visiting Speaker Seminar, University of Huddersfield, UK. ‘Suppressive Tropes: (mis)recognition of transsexuals’ agency.’

Recent research outputs

Jordan, A., Anitha, S., Jameson, J. and Davy, Z (2018 In Press). Understanding student
responses to gender-based violence on campus: negotiation, reinscription and
resistance. In Anitha, S. and Lewis, R. Gender Based Violence in University Communities: policies, prevention and educational initiatives. Bristol, Policy Press.

Davy, Z, Suess, A., & Sorlie, A. (2017). Democratising diagnoses?: The role of the depathologisation perspective in constructing corporeal trans citizenship. Critical Social Policy, Special Edition: Trans* Politics in a European Context. Online First

Davy, Z. (2017 In Press). Genderqueer(ing): ‘on this side of the world against which it protests’. Sexualities, Special Edition: Trans Genealogies.

Davy, Z. (2015). Facilitating LGBT Medical, Health and Social Care Content in Higher Education Teaching. Qualitative Research in Education, 4(2), 134-162.

Davy, Z. (2015). The DSM 5 and the politics of diagnosing transpeople. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(5), 1165-1176.

Davy, Z., Middlemass, J., & Siriwardena, A. N. (2015). Patients' and clinicians' experiences and perceptions of the primary care management of insomnia: qualitative study. Health Expectations, 18(5), 1371–1383.

Davy, Z. (2015). Trans Intelligentsia: A Western Pictorial? TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, 2(4), 676-678.

Siriwardena, A., Shaw, D., Essam, N., Togher, F., Davy, Z., Spaight, A., & Dewey, M. (2014). The effect of a national quality improvement collaborative on prehospital care for acute myocardial infarction and stroke in England. Implementation Science, 9(17), 1-9.

Davy, Z. (2013). Commentary on the construction of Gender Dysphoria at Classifying Sex: Debating DSM 5. Psychology of Women Review Section, Autumn: 63-67.

Togher, F. J., Davy, Z., & Siriwardena, A. N. (2012). Patients’ and ambulance service clinicians’ experiences of prehospital care for acute myocardial infarction and stroke: a qualitative study. Emergency Medicine Journal (Online First). doi: 10.1136/emermed-2012-201507

Middlemass, J., Davy, Z., Cavanagh, K., Linehan, C., Morgan, K., Lawson, S., et al. (2012). Integrating online communities and social networks with computerised treatment for insomnia: qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 62(605), http://www.rcgp.org.uk/bjgp e840-e850.

Davy, Z and Steinbock, E. (2012). ‘Sexing it Up’: Notes towards Theorizing Trans Sexuality. In Hines, S. & Taylor, Y. (Eds), Sexualities: Past Reflections, Future Directions, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan: 266-285.

Davy, Z., Quinn, C., Togher, F., Wilson, H., and Siriwardena, A. N. (2012). Investigating qualitative and quantitative validity of PSYCHLOPS: a novel Patient Reported Outcome Measure in a pilot study of primary care management of insomnia. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 2(4), 845-852.

Davy, Z. & Siriwardena, A. N. (2012). To be or not to be LGBT in primary health care: health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. British Journal of General Practice. 62(602), 491-492.

Davy, Z. (2011). The promise of intersectionality theory in primary care. Quality in Primary Care, 19(5), 279-281.

Davy, Z (2011). Recognizing Transsexuals: Personal, Political and Medicolegal Embodiment, Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing. (2012 Winner BSA’s Philip Abrams’ Memorial Prize).

Davy, Z. (2011). Crossing Sexual Boundaries: Transgender Journeys Uncharted Paths. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40, 1065-1066.

Davy, Z., Siriwardena, A. N., and Togher, F., (2010). Education for Quality Improvement Projects for General Practice Registrars (EQuIP- GPR): Educational Intervention and Evaluation. Commissioned by East Midlands Deanery.

Kane, R. & Davy, Z. (2010). Evaluation of the Greta Ross sexual health clinic, Louth. Commissioned by NHS Lincolnshire.

Davy, Z. (2010). The Disabling Affects of a Sexed System: An Exploration of Intersexuality, Transgender and Sexual Citizenship. In Shuttleworth, R. & Sanders, T. (Eds), Sexuality & Disability: Politics, Identity, Access. Leeds, Disability Press: 179-195.

Davy, Z. (2010). Transsexual Agents: Negotiating Authenticity and Embodiment within the UK’s Medicolegal System. In Hines, S. & Sanger, T. (Eds) Transgender Identities: towards a social analysis of gender diversity. London, Routledge: 106-126.

Davy, Z. (2009). United Kingdom. In Stewart, C (Ed). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide Volume 2. Santa Barbara, Greenwood Press: 439-452.

Davy, Z., Downes, J., Eckert, L., Gerodetti, N., Llinares, D., & Santos, A. C. (Eds.). (2008). Bound and Unbound: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Genders and Sexualities, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Davy, Z. (2008). Bound to the Dual-Sex/Gender System: (Trans) Gendering and Body Modification as Narcissistic Self Regard. In Davy, Z., Llinares, D., Gerodetti, N., Santos, A. C., Downes, J., Ekert, L. (Eds). Bound and Unbound: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Genders and Sexualities. Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Press: 112-130.

Key research outputs

Davy, Z. (2011). Recognizing Transsexuals: Personal, Political and Medicolegal Embodiment. Aldershot: Ashgate. Winner of the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Proze 2012

Consultancy work

[Apr 2015] Post Graduate: Teaching, Social Construction of Genders and Sexualities in Health. University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

[Sept 2013] Lincoln Hospital Trust, Transgender Employee Policy.

[Oct 2012] Swansea Hospital Trust, Transgender Employee Policy.             

[Aug 2010] Focus Group Training, East Midlands Ambulance service (EMAS).

[Oct 2008] ‘Wig Out’ Directed by Dominic Cooke, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Sq. London.

Current research students

Sebastian Cordoba

Michael Toze (University of Lincoln) External Supervisor

Gustavo Elpes (University of Coimbra) External Supervisor

Externally funded research grants information

[Jun 2017-May 2019] British Academy£6045. Davy, Z. (PI) Moretti-Pires, R (CO-I). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Sex-Work Migration and Health Implication.

[Mar 2011-Feb 2012] East Midlands Health Innovation and Education Cluster (EMHIEC): £39,833. Siriwardena, A N, Kane R, Davy, Z Middlemass, J., Johnson, C., Fyall, A., Harrison, A. Improving Primary Care Resources for Effective Sleep Treatment (IPCREST).

Professional esteem indicators

[2016 - Present] Associate Board: Sociology.

[2015 - Present] Board of Directors/Full member: International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS). Scientific Coordinator Conference.

[2015 - Present] Scientific Coordinator (Social Science) European Professional Association of Transgender Health Conference.

[2013 - Present] Editorial Board: Sociological Research Online.           

[2013 - Present] Vice-Chair/Member European Sociological Association Sexuality Research Network

[2011 - 2014] Co-Founder and Co-Convener: BSA Gender Study Group.

http://www.britsoc.co.uk/study-groups/gender.aspx

Case studies

[Apr 2017] DMU Trans and Non-Binary Staff and Student Policy

[Sept 2013] Lincoln Hospital Trust, Transgender Employee Policy.

[Oct 2012] Swansea Hospital Trust, Transgender Employee Policy.

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