Staff at Sheffield Hallam University have undertaken a range of LGBT-related research. Eleanor Formby’s work in particular focuses on exploring the life experiences of LGBT people. Her research projects, funded by a variety of organisations, have included:
- Evaluation of the Government’s anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools programme
- Evaluation of the Inspiring Equality in Education project
- Evaluation of the Sex Education Forum’s project addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying through sex and relationships education (SRE)
- From freshers’ week to finals: Understanding LGBT+ perspectives on, and experiences of, higher education
- Evaluation of Selfies, an LGBTQ youth project
- (Trans)gender identity awareness and support in Rotherham
- The impact of homophobic and transphobic bullying on education and employment: A European survey
- Solidarity but not similarity? LGBT communities in the twenty-first century
- Tackling homophobia and transphobia in settings supporting young people: What are the barriers and facilitators?
Eleanor has been invited to present her research at the European Parliament, the Government Equalities Office, the LGBT Foundation, the Department for Work and Pensions, and a range of UK universities. She has also presented her work at conferences of the Sexuality Studies Association, European Sociological Association, British Sociological Association, British Educational Research Association, Royal Geographical Society, and the Gender and Education Association. Her publications include the following:
- Formby, E. (2017) How should we ‘care’ for LGBT+ students within higher education?
- Formby, E. (forthcoming) Exploring LGBT spaces and communities. London: Routledge
- Formby, E. (2015) ‘Limitations of focusing on homophobic, biphobic and transphobic ‘bullying’ to understand and address LGBT young people’s experiences within and beyond school’, Sex Education 15 (6)
- Formby, E. (2015) ‘LGBT-inclusive sexuality education’ in Ponzetti, J.J. (ed) Evidence-based approaches to sexuality education: A global perspective. New York: Routledge
- Formby, E. (2014) ‘The emotional health and wellbeing of young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans’ in Tod, A. and Hirst, J. (eds) Health and inequality: Applying public health research to policy and practice. Abingdon: Routledge
- Formby, E. (2013) ‘Understanding and responding to homophobia and bullying: Contrasting staff and young people’s views within community settings in England’, Sexuality Research and Social Policy 10 (4)
- Formby, E. (2011) ‘Sex and relationships education, sexual health, and lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) sexual cultures: Views from young people’, Sex Education 11 (3)
- Formby, E. (2011) ‘Lesbian and bisexual women’s human rights, sexual rights and sexual citizenship: negotiating sexual health in England’, Culture, Health and Sexuality 13 (10)
She is co-convenor of SexGen, and on the board of the European Sociological Association’s Sexuality Research Network. Eleanor’s research has also featured in a variety of media coverage.
For further information about any of the above you can reach Eleanor at firstname.lastname@example.org.