LGBTQ+ Research Group

The LGBTQ+ Research Group is a cross-faculty, interdisciplinary network of staff and students committed to pursuing a rich and varied programme of research with LBGTQ+ communities on issues that matter to LGBTQ+ people.

The group is open to all staff and students and provides an opportunity for academics to share ideas, collaborate, learn, challenge each other, and promote our work within and beyond ARU. We are committed to actively and meaningfully engaging with communities and community-based organisations at all stages of research and scholarship.

We work to provide:

  • opportunities for collaboration, development of research proposals and networking
  • visibility of LGBTQ+ research and LGBTQ+ scholars within and beyond ARU
  • an entry point for external partners to identify academic staff who may have the skills and expertise to provide an LGBTQ+ perspective
  • a focal point for community engagement, including an identified contact point for community partners and a facilitation of community contact for staff and students
  • mentoring and support for staff and students
  • advice and guidance on all aspects of LGBTQ+ research
  • a focus for academic contribution to community events such as Pride, LGBT History month and similar events
  • advocacy for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ issues in curricula and training across the university
  • working with policymakers at government, national and regional level to influence policy change and ensure that LGBT research underpins this.

For more information, contact any member of our leadership team (below).


Prof Nick Drydakis

Prof Jeffrey Grierson

Dr Catherine Lee

Prof Patricia MacCormack

Dr Daragh McDermott

Prof Catherine Meads

Publications and papers

Publications by Prof Nick Drydakis

Presentations and conferences by Prof Nick Drydakis

Publications by Prof Jeffrey Grierson

Presentations and conferences by Prof Jeffrey Grierson

Publications by Dr Catherine Lee

Presentations and conferences by Dr Catherine Lee

Publications by Prof Patricia MacCormack

Presentations and conferences by Prof Patricia MacCormack

Publications by Dr Daragh McDermott

Presentations and conferences by Dr Daragh McDermott

Publications by Prof Catherine Meads

Presentations and conferences by Prof Catherine Meads