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Daniela Crocetti is a Senior Research Fellow at Huddersfield as part of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant project on Intersex, Human Rights and Citizenship. They joined the School of Human and Health Sciences in 2016. Daniela completed their PhD in 2011 at the University of Bologna in Italy, which addressed the medicalization of the gendered body from a social studies of science and medicine perspective. Daniela has also researched and published on the social history of the gendered components of the body (such as hormones and chromosomes), genetic laboratory practice, health activism and chronic disease experience. Prior to their appointment here, Daniela conducted qualitative research with women affected by, or carriers of, bleeding disorders at the University of Bologna. Their first book, L'invisibile intersex. Storie di corpi medicalizzati [Invisible Intersex. Histories of Medicalized Bodies] was written in collaboration with AISIA (Associazione Italiana Sindrome da Insensibilità agli Androgeni), the Italian AIS (Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome) support association, and published by ETS, Pisa. With funding from the Intersex Fund, Daniela and Claudia Balsamo created the informational website www.intersexesiste.com in order to provide more accurate Italian language information on Intersex/DSD to a general public. Daniela has also taught undergraduate lecture and seminar courses at the University of Bologna and the CIEE Study Center in Ferrara.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Intersex/DSD Human Rights
  • Social history of gender, science and medicine
  • Human Rights and strategies for addressing them
  • Subjective experience of medical treatment
  • Disability Theory
  • Intersectionality Theory

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Projects 2016 2018

EUCIT: EU Intersex Citizenship

Monro, S., Yeadon-Lee, T. & Crocetti, D.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Research Output 2016 2019

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
Physiological Sexual Dysfunctions
Disorders of Sex Development

Intersex, Variations of Sex Characteristics, and DSD: The Need for Change

Monro, S., Crocetti, D., Yeadon-Lee, T., Garland, F. & Travis, M., 2017

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Recognising Sexual Health As a Meaningful Activity in Occupational Therapy

Ralph, P., Monro, S., Stead, J. & Crocetti, D., May 2017, In : Journal of Sexual Medicine. 14, 5 S4

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

A State of Flux: On Bleeding

Brigati, R. & Crocetti, D., 1 Oct 2016, In : Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies. 10, 3, p. 305-322 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2016 2019

  • 9 Oral presentation
  • 7 Invited talk
  • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

Towards a Social Model of Intersex and DSD Health

Surya Monro (Speaker), Daniela Crocetti (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Tray Yeadon-Lee (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
18 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Keynote: Rhetoric of change and perspectives on strategic appeal to International Human Rights Mechanisms

Daniela Crocetti (Speaker)
18 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Conoscere L’intersessualità

Daniela Crocetti (Speaker), Claudia Balsamo (Speaker), Marta Prandelli (Speaker)
18 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Intersex Citizenship: Mapping the territory

Surya Monro (Speaker), Daniela Crocetti (Speaker), Tray Yeadon-Lee (Speaker)
27 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Perspectives on framing childhood Intersex medical treatment as Human Rights abuses

Daniela Crocetti (Speaker), Surya Monro (Speaker), Tray Yeadon-Lee (Speaker)
27 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk