Picture of the project team

Left to Right: Sam Guy, Jack Byrne, Jaimie Veale, Tāwhanga Nopera, and Kyle Tan

Dr Jaimie Veale is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Waikato/Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. She is the Principal Investigator of the project and was awarded a Health Research Council Emerging Researcher Grant for this research. Originally from Ashburton/Hakatere, Jaimie is a tauiwi trans woman of Scottish, English, and Australian descent.

Jack Byrne is a health and human rights researcher based in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, working part-time as the Research Officer on this survey. He has written national and regional reports on trans health and is a tauiwi trans man born in Māwhera / Greymouth, of Irish descent

Sam Guy is a Masters student at the University of Waikato / Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. His qualifications are in Health Science and Public Health. He is a cisgender man of Ngāti Maru (Hauraki) whakapapa.

Dr Tāwhanga Nopera is a takatāpui artist and researcher of Ngāti Whakaue whakapapa. Tāwhanga works in kaupapa Māori approaches towards addressing historical trauma and promoting healthy sexual and gendered identities.

Kyle Tan is a PhD student in Psychology at the University of Waikato / Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. Originally from Malaysia, he has Chinese whakapapa. His research interest lies in mental health and wellbeing of the rainbow communities.

Ashe Yee is a Psychology Honours graduate from Newcastle, Australia, based in Hamilton, and working as a volunteer in data review and analysis on this survey. Her research interests lie in the welfare and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority groups. She is a tauiwi trans woman with Australian Aboriginal and Chinese whakapapa.

Other staff and postgraduate students and staff at the University of Waikato / Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato are supporting this project as reviewers and will help to analyse the data we collect.


The Project Team
Community Advisory Group
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