People

Davina Cooper

Principal Investigator

Professor of Research
The Dickson Poon School of Law
King’s College London

Contact: Davina.cooper@kcl.ac.uk

Davina Cooper is a research professor in law and political theory at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Her work focuses on new ideas for thinking about social transformation.  She has written extensively on gender and feminism, including in relation to questions of diversity, equality, sexuality and the state. Her books include Everyday UtopiasChallenging Diversity, Governing out of Order, Power in Struggle and Sexing the City. Before coming to King’s, she worked at the University of Kent where she also directed the AHRC Research Centre for Law, Gender & Sexuality. She has been a magistrate and specialist advisor to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education.  In the 1980s, she was a member of Haringey Council, and chaired its Women’s Committee.

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Emily Grabham

Co-Investigator

Professor and Co-Director of Research and Postgraduate Research
Kent Law School
University of Kent

Contact: e.grabham@kent.ac.uk

Emily Grabham is a professor at Kent Law School. Emily’s main research areas include labour and equality law, law and time, precarious work and gender, and feminist legal theory.  Her latest book is Brewing Legal Times: Things, Form and the Enactment of Law. Emily co-ordinates the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded interdisciplinary network Regulating Time and is co-founder (with Judy Fudge) of the Gendering Labour Law Research Network. She sits on the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies and is a qualified solicitor.

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Elizabeth Peel

Co-investigator

Professor of Communication and Social Interaction
Loughborough University

Contact: e.peel@lboro.ac.uk

Elizabeth Peel is a professor of communication and social interaction at Loughborough University and Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Doctoral College).  She chaired the psychology of sexualities section of the British Psychological Society from 2014 to 2017, and was made a fellow of the Society in 2016.  She has been awarded numerous research grants and published extensively in the fields of LGBTQ psychology and critical health psychology. Her latest book (with Damien Riggs) is Critical Kinship Studies and she co-edits (with Elizabeth Stokoe), the Routledge book series Gender and Sexualities in Psychology.

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Flora Renz

Co-investigator

Lecturer
Kent Law School, University of Kent

Contact: f.renz@kent.ac.uk

Flora Renz is a lecturer in law at the University of Kent.  Flora’s research interests lie broadly in the area of gender, sexuality and law and the legal regulation of identities. Flora has published work on the Gender Recognition Act 2004, media representations of trans and non-binary people, LGBT victims of human trafficking and the issue of legal gender status more broadly.

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Robyn Emerton

Research Associate

The Dickson Poon School of Law
King’s College London

 

Contact: robyn.emerton@kcl.ac.uk

Robyn Emerton is a research associate, working full time on the project, at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.  Robyn’s research focuses on gender, sexuality and law, with a particular emphasis on human rights. Robyn has been active in campaigning for transgender rights and law reform for some years.  She recently completed her PhD at the University of Keele, which examined human rights-based developments relating to the situation of transgender prisoners in the UK.  She is a qualified solicitor and serves as a magistrate.

Han Newman

Research Assistant

Loughborough University

Contact: h.newman@lboro.ac.uk

 

Han Newman is a research assistant on the project, based at Loughborough University.  Having completed MSCs in Psychology and the Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Han is now undertaking a PhD at Loughborough exploring female strength and power through the subculture of strongwoman. In their role as Vice Chair of Loughborough Students’ LGBT+ Association, Han works closely with the Students’ Union and University to facilitate student-driven changes on campus, promote LGBT+ inclusion, and better the experience of LGBT+ students and staff on campus.

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