The Community of Practice for Inclusive Research with Queer, Trans & Intersex people (CoPQTI) comprises UNSW academics, professional staff, and students, both LGBTIQ+ and allies, who work with queer and trans people, and people with variations of sex characteristics, to make research and practice more inclusive.
About the CoP
The continued explicit or implicit exclusion of queer and trans people from public, social and cultural life has long-reaching implications, as does the invisibility of people with variations of sex characteristics. This exclusion often starts with the language used in research and associated practice. Despite the proliferation of inclusive language guides in various domains, there is no 'one size fits all' model that can conceivably respond to the varied, complex and intersectional aspects of inclusivity. As such, language change needs to be accompanied by effective research practice.
The CoPQTI aims to generate and support enhanced capacity in sector-leading inclusive practice with queer and trans people, and people with variations of sex characteristics, to:
- advise researchers from across UNSW and beyond on the implementation of the national standards
- provide HDR and staff training on inclusive research practice across a range of policy areas, such as public health, medicine, law, and social sciences
- develop an interdisciplinary research cluster to investigate the considerable impact inclusive research will have on future research findings and public policy development
- serve as a central platform to generate interdisciplinary consideration of complex requests for advice from UNSW and beyond.
At this stage, the CoPQTI is only open to UNSW staff and students.
Convenors: Brooke Brady (she/her), Kerryn Drysdale (she/her), Bridget Haire (she/her), Andy Kaladelfos (they/them), Christy Newman (they/them), Anthony Smith (he/him)
Research Assistant: Yssy Burton-Clark (they/them)
For more information about the CoP and to express an interest in membership, contact Kerryn Drysdale at email@example.com