Centre for LGBTQ Research

The Centre for LGBTQ Research conducts internationally recognised and pioneering research in LGBT issues.  Conceptually innovative and empirically grounded in mixed methods research, the centre brings together inter-disciplinary researchers with a distinctive focus on LGBT human rights in health and social care alongside work in identity theory and politics.  Our approaches to research include Public and Patient Involvement, working alongside the users of public services to ensure their perspectives are represented in the work we do.


Particular research themes

  • Research which contributes to the delivery of culturally sensitive and appropriate care for LGBT people
  • Public and Patient Involvement
  • Knowledge exchange or knowledge transfer

Collaborative working

Collaborative research with statutory, voluntary sector and non-governmental organisations is a priority to ensure active dissemination and implementation of research findings into practice. We are active in international networks to promote equality in health care.

Current projects

  • Public Health England funded Black and Minority MSM health project evaluation
  • Hope Against Cancer funded Improving Cancer Journey for LGB People
  • Promoting Good Outcomes in LGBT Cancer Care funded by Macmillan Cancer Support

We conduct research in 

  • LGBT health and health inequalities
  • Social work and health inequalities
  • Critical/qualative health psychology
  • Cancer and LGBT people
  • Sexual health and HIV
  • Health and wellbeing among BAME people from LGBT communities
  • Mental health
  • Community and criminal justice
  • Identities and intersectionality

Contact us

Centre for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Research

Director: Professor Julie Fish

T: +44 (0) 116 257 7750

E: jfish@dmu.ac.uk

Twitter: @LGBTequalhealth