A student is researching autistic gender-diverse people. Can you help?

Dear Beaumont Society,

My name is Laura and I am a medical student doing a Bachelors in Primary Care Research and Clinical Practice at UCL (University College London).

I am doing a research project which explores the experiences of autistic, gender-diverse people within healthcare. This study aims to understand how being autistic and gender-diverse may affect the quality of healthcare received and what challenges it may bring.

I am recruiting adult volunteers who are autistic and gender-diverse, or know someone closely who is, and would like to share their personal experiences with me in an online interview or written piece.

We believe your charity will be able to reach out to potential volunteers who have valuable insight into this topic which will be key in coming up with ideas of how to make healthcare more gender-inclusive and disability-inclusive.

With your permission, we would love to advertise our research project through your platform in order to hear the voices and experiences of autistic, gender-diverse people or others closely involved.

This is an undergraduate student project supervised by Dr Julia Bailey for UCL Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health. UCL Research Ethics Approval ID: 19425/001. Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Dr Julia Bailey for more information at uclresearch@live.ucl.ac.uk.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you: laura.tang.18@ucl.ac.uk
Best Wishes,

Laura Tang


  1. Kay Holmes

    Hi Jane… I’ll send her an email right now. I’ve never been formerly diagnosed, but Jan is convinced that I have Aspergers Syndrome, which is on the autistic spectrum. xx

  2. Mervyn Way

    i haven’t had a formal diagnosis, am well into adulthood, but suspect this may be something relevant to myself, including the combination described (autistic spectrum and gender identity)