Institution: Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol

Lead researcher: Emma Waite (PhD student)

Project title: A Qualitative Exploration of the Lived Experiences of LGBTQIA+ Young People with Visible Differences

Type of hair loss: Any (any visible difference)

This doctoral research at the Centre for Appearance Research is focused on understanding the experiences of LGBTQIA+ young people with visible differences and their thoughts and feelings about these experiences. Taking part involves completing one short online survey (20-30 minutes) and anyone who is aged 15-24 years and self-identifies as being part of an LGBTQIA+ community as well as having a visible difference can take part. The researchers particularly welcome those with intersecting identities. As a thank you for taking part, everyone who participates will be invited to enter a prize draw, with the chance of winning a £25 shopping voucher. To take part scan the QR code, email [email protected] or click the link:

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