LGBT Foundation is committed to amplifying LGBT voices across everything we do.

We conduct original and innovative research that highlights LGBT people’s needs and experiences; we inform stakeholders of appropriate action; and work to change policy and practice to improve life for LGBT people.

We are constantly working to ensure that our communities are able to effectively challenge decisions that affect them and are able to access information and data that can support them in influencing and challenging the issues which affect them.

In this section of the website you can find our Evidence Exchange, our research guidance, information about research to participate in, our publications, our responses to policy consultations and policy briefings we have produced.

LGBT Foundation's Policy and Research Team

Michael Petch (They/Them)

I work as Policy and Research Coordinator and Volunteer Officer at LGBT Foundation, and have been working here since 2017. I have worked in sexual health and training before now being in the Policy and Research team. I lead on LGBT Foundation's involvement in the "Integrating Care for Trans Adults" research project, called ICTA for short. This is a partnership between the Open University, LGBT Foundation, Yorkshire MESMAC, BACP Leeds and York NHS Foundation Trust, and Northhamptonshire NHS Foundation Trust. I have a research background in Sociology, Philosophy, History, and Healthcare, with a specialised focus on LGBT communities.

Sophie Meagher (She/her)

I work as Policy Officer at LGBT Foundation, and am responsible for our responses to policy consultations, inquiries and calls for evidence. I coordinate the Evidence Exchange and am responsible for updating this section of the website. I also manage the research inbox, dealing with external research requests. I have a background in Politics and International Realtions.