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:

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:

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