Award Win for Unique LGBTQI+ Transitions Project 

Professor Yvette Taylor from the School of Education, in collaboration with colleagues from four other institutions, has been awarded over £1m by Norface EU scheme to work on the 3 year project 'Comparing Intersectional Life Course Inequalities amongst LGBTQI+ Citizens in Four European Counties' (CILIA-LGBTQI+).

Bringing together an international and multi-disciplinary team of researchers, this project investigates potential inequalities experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQI+) people at three ‘transition’ points in life: school to work transitions; employment progression in mid-life; and the transition into retirement and its implications for end of life. The key objective is to provide cross-cultural evidence, for the first time ever, concerning life course inequalities experienced by LGBTQI+ people, comparing and contrasting these across four European countries with different yet interrelated social, historical, economic and political backgrounds: England, Scotland, Portugal and Germany. Additionally, the project examines how inequalities related to gender identity and/or sexuality vary and intersect with others, such as social class, ethnicity, citizenship status, health status, dis/ability, religion and geographical location across the life course. Dr Matson Lawrence has been appointed Research Associate at Strathclyde, working with Professor Yvette Taylor, Principal Investigator.