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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, University of Leicester and the University of Huddersfield. They are a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the CCID at the University of Huddersfield.

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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  • Transgender
  • non-binary
  • identities

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Projects 2016 2018

EUCIT: EU Intersex Citizenship

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


Project: ResearchEU Government

Research Output 2001 2018

Transgender identities, pressures and social policy: A study carried out in Spain

Fernández-Rouco, N., J Carcedo, R. & Yeadon-Lee, T., 30 Sep 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Homosexuality.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transgender Persons
Public Policy
telephone interview

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
3 Citations

Activities 2005 2017

  • 16 Oral presentation
  • 4 Invited talk
  • 1 Membership of committee

Intersex Activism: Bringing the Personal to the Public

Tray Yeadon-Lee (Speaker), Surya Monro (Speaker), Daniela Crocetti (Speaker)
5 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Remaking Gender: Non-Binary Gender Identities

Tray Yeadon-Lee (Speaker)
8 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Gender Pluralism: How Useful is it in Supporting the Health of Transgender People?

Tray Yeadon-Lee (Speaker), Daniela Crocetti (Speaker), Surya Monro (Speaker)
6 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

University of Leeds (External organisation)

Tray Yeadon-Lee (Member)
8 Sep 2017 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Remaking Gender: Non-Binary Gender Identities

Tray Yeadon-Lee (Speaker)
4 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation