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Tray joined the university in March 2007 and is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and also the Deputy Director of Graduate Education for Behavioural and Social Sciences.  They completed their PhD, which explored the formation of trans men’s identities in the 1990s, at the University of Warwick in 2002. Their PhD was fully funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). As well as holding research interests and publishing in the area of transgender and gender studies, Tray has also researched and written on the topic of learning and identity (re)production in the workplace. Prior to their appointment at the University of Huddersfield, they were a Research Fellow at Cardiff University working on a four-year ESRC funded research project concerned with learning at work. Other funded research projects Tray has worked on include a large DFES funded project, concerning the working lives of school teachers, at the University of Nottingham, and a NHS funded project, at the University of Leicester, carrying out a systematic literature review on treatments for personality disorders. Tray also has many years of teaching experience and has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Warwick, the University of Leicester and the University of Huddersfield. They are a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of CCID at the University of Huddersfield, and winner of the 'Supervisor of the Year' award for Behavioural and Social Sciences in 2018, for their supervision of postgraduate students. To date, Tray has supervised 7 PhD students to successful completion (all awarded PhD with minor corrections).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Non-binary gender and LGBT*I+ studies
  • Gender and sexualities
  • Sociology of personal and social identities -
  • Qualitative research - all approaches and practices


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  • Gender, trans and non-binary issues, sexualities

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Transgender
  • non-binary
  • identities


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