I am a clinician and researcher working in health and wellbeing for trans people; focusing on social factors impacting on their lives, and working extensively with NGOs, professional associations and community groups nationally and internationally. I was a member of the WHO Geneva Working Group that recommended a chapter on Conditions Related to Sexual Health for ICD-11 and urged the relocation of trans-related diagnoses to that chapter (i.e. out of mental disorders). I was a Board member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) for nine years, and was for a time Policy Committee Chair for the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health. Recent publications include the 2016 Lancet series on trans health (as a lead commissioned author), 2017’s Trans Pathways national study of trans youth (as co-author), and 2019’s Denied Work (as co-author) based on a research partnership with Asia-Pacific Transgender Network and the United Nations Development Program. I was a chapter team leader for the most recent revision of the WPATH Standards of Care, a document guiding trans healthcare worldwide. I have often acted as a regular invited participant at policy meetings internationally, as well as a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide.
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