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Research

We have undertaken and contributed to a wide variety of research into the lives and experiences of trans people in Scotland. This research informs our work,  raises awareness of the issues affecting trans people and is used to influence policy makers.

There is a lack of research on transgender people’s needs and we don’t have the capacity to undertake all the research needed to fill the gaps in knowledge. However, we are uniquely placed to be able to consult with and survey transgender community groups and individuals in Scotland in order to build up a more comprehensive picture of their needs and experiences.  Therefore, the Scottish Transgender Alliance can be of assistance to researchers wishing to undertake research in this area.  We can give guidance on priority areas for research in relation to transgender issues.  We can also help researchers to avoid causing any accidental offence or distress to transgender people.  In addition, Scottish Transgender Alliance involvement and endorsement of specific research projects can help to encourage transgender groups and individuals to feel confident about participating.  Academics or organisations interested in carrying out research with transgender people in Scotland are invited to contact us for assistance.

You can read and download all of our previously published research here