This page is for trans research projects based in Aotearoa. If you would like us to include your project please contact us. We are particularly interested in profiling research that is being led by trans or non-binary people.


Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults’ Positive Experiences with GPs in Aotearoa: Cassie Withey-Rila is a transgender researcher seeking participants to be interviewed over email for this project as part of their Masters of Public Health in the University of Otago’s Department of Preventive and Social Medicine. They are looking for:

  • adults who identify as transgender, non-binary, whakawāhine, tangata ira tāne, or any other gender diverse identity or experience and
  • who have seen a GP in Aotearoa for any reason over the past two years.

If you are interested, click here for further information and to complete a short survey to confirm your eligibility for this research project.

Exploring trans and non-binary people’s agency when accessing
gender-affirming hormones in Aotearoa:
My name is Alex and I’m doing my honours project on gender-affirming healthcare. I’m interested in exploring how the current healthcare pathways to accessing hormones affect people’s agency over their health, bodies, and identities. I would love to hear from you if you:

  • identify as transgender, non-binary, and/or takatāpui and are at least 18 years old
  • have accessed (or are currently accessing) gender-affirming hormones within the last three years and
  • are based in Wellington.

You will be reimbursed for your travel costs to get to and from the interview, and snacks will be provided. The interview should take between 1-1.5 hours. If you are interested in participating or would like more information about the interview or project, please get in touch with Alex at keralex@myvuw.ac.nz This project has been approved by the Human Ethics Committee (Approval number 0000027184)