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

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 Pākehā 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 worked on the project as part of his Masters studies 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 the mental health and wellbeing of rainbow communities.

Ashe Yee is a Psychology Honours graduate from Newcastle, Australia, based in Hamilton, and she has been working as a Research Assistant on this project. Her research interests lie in the welfare and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority groups. Ashe is a tauiwi trans woman with Australian Aboriginal and Chinese whakapapa.

Ryan Bentham is an Honours student in Psychology at the University of Waikato/Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. He is a tauiwi cisgender man originally from Te Kūiti of European descent. His research interests lie in mental health, gender, and sexuality.

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.

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