Our vision is for a life without barriers.

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Trans Health Research conducts research with one goal: to provide robust evidence to improve the health and well-being of the trans, gender diverse, and non-binary (TGDNB) community. This is our 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 well-being programs, treatment guidelines, and health policy, to enable trans people to live a life without barriers and discrimination.


We are TGDNB researchers with community experience, nurses, endocrinologists and research students based in the Department of Medicine (Austin Health) at The University of Melbourne, united by our shared goal. 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 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 TGDNB community.

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Visit our Reports page to access the Trans in the Pandemic report, featuring photographs from the Gender Spectrum Collection!

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TRANSform is an ongoing survey designed to investigate the health and wellbeing experiences of the Australian trans, gender diverse, and non-binary (TGDNB) 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!

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Hair and HRT Study

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Testosterone Trial

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GAME Study

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View Published Research

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Meet Our Team

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View Resources

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View Professional Resources

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Learn About Socially Transitioning


Contact Us

Dept Medicine (Austin Health), The University of Melbourne, 145 Studley Rd, Heidelberg VIC 3084