As well as conducting innovative independent research, LGBT Foundation also engages in research partnerships on a national basis, combining our expertise with that of other community organisations, research institutes and public sector bodies. Below we outline our current research partnerships, and provide links for further information.

If you represent a research organisation or public sector organisation and are interested in partnering with LGBT Foundation on future research work, please email us at research@lgbt.foundation.

ITEMS Project

LGBT Foundation are proud to announce that we are a partner in a new research project called ITEMS - Improving Trans Experiences of Maternity Services. This project, funded by NHS England, will run for 6 months and will curate existing evidence and collect new evidence to see how maternity services can be improved to meet the needs of trans birthing parents.

Our surveys have gone live!

In this research partnership, we are conducting 2 surveys to look at the experiences of Maternity Services of trans and non-binary people.

One survey is with trans men and non-binary people who have given birth or been pregnant in England.

The other is a survey for people who work in maternity services, including midwives, sonographers, obstetricians, doctors and nurses who work in a birth unit, reception and non-clinical staff and anyone else who works in a maternity service setting.

ICTA Project

the Integrating Care for Trans Adults research project is an innovative, community-focused project that looks to find out about trans (including non-binary) people’s experiences of healthcare, and the ways in which integration can affect those experiences. This partnership involves LGBT Foundation, the Open University and Yorkshire MESMAC. To find out more, please visit the OU's website.

Our survey has gone live!

In this research partnership, we are conducting a survey to look at the experiences of healthcare of trans(including non-binary) people. This includes healthcare related to your transition or not. You can participate if you fit all of the following criteria:

  • Your gender does not correspond (partially or completely) with the gender you were assigned at birth
  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You currently live in the U.K.


MSc Psychology Research Placements


LGBT Foundation are proud to be supporting 4 unique research projects that are being carried out by MSc Psychology students at Manchester Metropolitan university. More will be added here as updates develop.