We are two BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy students from York St John University in our third year and are completing research as part of our studies. We are being supervised by Dr Hannah Spring, Senior Lecturer in the School of Science, Technology at the University. Our research project has been approved by the 3OT610 module Ethics committee at York St John University, approval ID Holmes_Bell_Spring_16.10.2020.
Occupational therapists work with people to help them participate in things that are meaningful to them in everyday life after injury, illness and life changing experiences. This research aims to investigate the experiences of people who identify as trans and how occupational therapy can support them. We are looking to recruit people who identify as trans to take part in one to one, private interviews. People’s contributions will be anonymised in our assignments and any potential professional articles or presentations that arise from this research. We hope that this research will be beneficial to healthcare professionals and to the trans community.
If you would be interested in helping us and having your voice heard, would you assist us, please? We hope that this research can have a positive impact for the trans community and will be an accurate portrayal of what it is to be, and means to be trans for the wider populace.
If you have any further questions please ask.
We look forward to hearing from you and many thanks for your time.
Laurie Holmes/ Victoria Bell.