Gendered Intelligence: Understanding diversity in creative ways

Jay Stewart and Catherine McNamara at the Trans Community Conference.

The Board of Directors

The Board's role is to:

Jay Stewart

Jay is co-founder of Gendered Intelligence and manages various arts based projects across the organisation. He carries out Trans Awareness Training and the Continuing Professional Development programme, convenes the Trans Community Conference and oversees the Trans Youth Support Work. As part of some of the projects run at Gendered Intelligence he has made documentaries such as The Sci:dentity Project (2007) and Gender Variance in Primary School (2008). Jay is now carrying out his PhD currently entitled "Trans on Telly: Popular Documentary and the Production of Transgender Knowledge". Jay is an active member of the trans community and sits on various committees and working groups as a representative of the trans community.

Catherine McNamara

Catherine McNamara is co-founder of Gendered Intelligence and Deputy Dean of Studies at Central School of Speech & Drama. She was Project Coordinator for Trans Youth Arts project Sci:dentity - What's the Science of Sex & Gender? (a 12-month Wellcome Trust funded project exploring gender and sexed identities) and the Gendered Intelligence collaborative play-writing project Brief Encounters, run in conjunction with Fringe Benefits Theatre Company (Los Angeles, US), which led to a performance and workshop being delivered in secondary schools across the UK between 2008 and 2010. Catherine's own PhD was titled 'The Constitution of Transgender Masculinities through Performance: A Study of Theatre and the Everyday' (University of London, 2009).

Examples of Catherine's published writing include 'The Pedagogy and Performance of Sci:identities' in Creative Encounters, London: Welcome Trust, 2008 (forthcoming), 'Transmale masculinities in performance: subcultural narratives laid bare' in Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: British Postwar Queer Theatres,Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007 and 'Reinhabiting an Uninhabitable Body: Interventions in Voice Production with Transsexual Men' in Research in Drama Education, 12, 2 June 2007

Deborah Gold (Secretary)

Deborah is the Chief Executive at Galop, an LGBT Community Safety Charity. In recent years Galop has moved from being a Lesbian & Gay, to an LGBT organisation in evermore meaningful and productive ways. Deborah is also on the Board for Stonewall Housing and a policy officer at Shelter, providing legal information for various organisations. In the past she has worked for Allsorts, an LGBT Youth Service based in Brighton.

Mark Jennett

Mark had a background in Arts Administration before going into Theatre in (Health) Education for Caught in the Act Theatre Company. He has been a National Advisor on the Government's National Healthy School's project. He wrote Stand Up for Us and for the last 5 years, worked freelance primarily with schools doing work around homophobia and homophobic bullying. He is also a musician & singer and does some workshops in schools with adults. He has experience of being a School Governor.

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