for University of Manchester study into
LGBTIQ+ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I, Dr Billy Tusker Haworth, am a lecturer in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester, UK. I am conducting research to try to better-understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer+ (LGBTIQ+) people during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Specifically, I want to know: what challenges have LGBTIQ+ people faced during coronavirus, how are people coping with restrictions and changed circumstances, and what lessons can be learned for future strategies that are more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ needs.
I am seeking participants, who must be aged 18 or older, identify as LGBTIQ+, and living in the UK or Brazil during the coronavirus health crisis. Participation in the study would require completing one 60 minute interview via online platform Zoom with me, in English, or my research assistant in Portuguese at a time convenient to you.
Anybody interested in participating or gaining further information should contact me directly via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Anybody interested will have the chance to find out more about the study before coming to any decision, including details of how their information will be handled, anonymised, and used in the research. There will be no obligation to take part.
The use of online/social media posts to recruit participants for this study has been approved by the University of Manchester Research Ethics Committee [Ref: 2020-9722-15392].
Dr Billy Tusker Haworth
Lecturer in GIS and Disaster Management, University of Manchester | Postgraduate Teaching Director, and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion representative, HCRI
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