Call for Queensland academic experts to join LGBTIQ+ youth education research group
A Queensland academic has put out a call for fellow academics to join a research group that aims to support young LGBTIQ+ people in the education system.
Dr Lisa van Leent (QUT), Dr Annette Bromdal (USQ), and QUT PhD candidate Michelle Jeffries are part of an Action Group that has regular meetings with the Department of Education with the aim of lobbying for policy, projects and resources that support, engage and help LGBTIQ+ young people thrive within education.
Van Leent believes there is an opportunity to take the concept to the next level by forming an expert research team that could lead to an advisory group for the Department.
The research group could develop strategic goals for DETE, including grant applications for research, an advisory group to the Department, sharing of expert knowledge and collegial support.
“It has become apparent that there is a space for an advisory group for the Department of Education, Training and Employment,” van Leent told QP.
“We are looking to group together some academics in Queensland who are interested in education for LGBTIQ+ young people.”