We are a research group within the Department of Medicine at The University of Melbourne. The Trans Health Research team are based at the University's Department of Medicine at Austin Health, which is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University. Some team members are also clinicians working at the Austin Health Gender Clinic.
Our team includes non-binary people, binary transgender people, cisgender allies, and transsexual people. To meet our team, see this page.
Trans Health Research conducts research with one goal: to provide robust evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of the trans and gender-diverse (TGD) community.
Every question we ask, every project that we do, every collaboration that we start, is aligned with our goal and must translate to better health and advocating for our community. Findings guide health and wellbeing programs, treatment guidelines, and health policy, to enable trans people to live a life without barriers and discrimination.
While gender research is our core focus, as a leading trans health research group in Australia and authors of national gender-affirming hormone therapy guidelines, we are also advocates and passionate speakers, and share gender education with health professionals nationwide.
Our research findings have been translated into policy, and have contributed to government investment in two new multidisciplinary gender clinics in Victoria, and a state-wide training program for health professionals in trans health. However, there is much more work to do, and we invite you to join us in shaping the future for health equity and a life without barriers for the TGD community.
TRANSform is an ongoing survey designed to investigate the health and wellbeing experiences of the Australian TGD community. We are incredibly grateful to the nearly 2000 participants across Australia who have joined to date, since the project launch in May 2020. We are recruiting continuously and invite you to join us! You can learn more here.