Conducting sexualities research

An outline of emergent issues and case studies from ten Wellcome-funded projects

Dylan Kneale, Robert French, Helen Spandler, Ingrid Young, Carrie Purcell, Zoe Boden, Steven Brown, Dan Callwood, Sarah Carr, Alex Dymock, Rachael Eastham, Jacqui Gabb, Josie Henley, Charlotte Jones, Elizabeth McDermott, Nolwazi Mkhwanazi, James Ravenhill, Paula Reavey, Rachel Scott, Clarissa Smith & 3 others Matthew Smith, Karen Tingay, James Thomas

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Abstract

This letter seeks to synthesise methodological challenges encountered in a cohort of Wellcome Trust-funded research projects focusing on sexualities and health. The ten Wellcome Trust projects span a diversity of gender and sexual orientations and identities, settings; institutional and non-institutional contexts, lifecourse stages, and explore a range of health-related interventions. As researchers, we originate from a breadth of disciplinary traditions, use a variety of research methods and data sources. Despite this breadth, four common themes are found across the projects: (i) inclusivity, representations and representativeness, (ii) lumping together of diverse groups, (iii) institutions and closed settings (iv) ethical and governance barriers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalWellcome Open Research
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • Sexualities
  • Ethics
  • institutions
  • LGBTQ
  • Mental health
  • forensic mental health

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Kneale, D., French, R., Spandler, H., Young, I., Purcell, C., Boden, Z., ... Thomas, J. (2019). Conducting sexualities research: An outline of emergent issues and case studies from ten Wellcome-funded projects. Wellcome Open Research, 4, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15283.1
Kneale, Dylan ; French, Robert ; Spandler, Helen ; Young, Ingrid ; Purcell, Carrie ; Boden, Zoe ; Brown, Steven ; Callwood, Dan ; Carr, Sarah ; Dymock, Alex ; Eastham, Rachael ; Gabb, Jacqui ; Henley, Josie ; Jones, Charlotte ; McDermott, Elizabeth ; Mkhwanazi, Nolwazi ; Ravenhill, James ; Reavey, Paula ; Scott, Rachel ; Smith, Clarissa ; Smith, Matthew ; Tingay, Karen ; Thomas, James . / Conducting sexualities research : An outline of emergent issues and case studies from ten Wellcome-funded projects. In: Wellcome Open Research. 2019 ; Vol. 4. pp. 1-9.
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