Quality of Life Survey

Since 2016, Gendered Intelligence and Dr Jo Lloyd have run an online survey on the quality of life of trans and gender diverse adults in England. As of 2022, Dr Lloyd is now Head of the Professional Psychology Department in the School of Psychology, at the University of East London (UEL)*.

This longitudinal study, lasting 10 years, will offer ongoing insights into the quality of life of trans people in England year-by-year.

The first survey ran from August to October 2016 — with over 900 people taking part! — and we have been doing it every year since.

The survey is currently open to 2022 submissions. Take part and help shape our understanding of the trans community, their needs, and their quality of life: access the survey here.

2022 study timeline

This year's study will run from August - October, and is more important than ever! From July to the end of August 2022, we'll be communicating with return participants to encourage them to fill out this year's survey. It's really important that we're able to have as many returners as possible, so that we're able to show how things have or haven't changed over time. Throughout September and October 2022, GI will be reaching out to trusted networks to ask them to share the survey with their audiences.

Brief Report of Initial Findings

In May 2018, we produced brief report of our findings from our initial survey in 2016.

The report looks at what impacts a range of quality of life indicators - including life satisfaction, mental health, self-esteem, social inclusion and cultural participation.

We shared these initial findings at our last Gendered Intelligence conference (in November 2018).

Please do not publish or cite this report without the permission of the authors. This report was authored by Dr Jo Lloyd from the University of East London, Dr Vikki Chalklin from Goldsmiths, University of London, and Dr Jay Stewart and Mr Jamie Pallas from Gendered Intelligence

Please contact Dr Jo Lloyd ([email protected]) for any questions about the report, the project or the findings to date.

*Up to and including 2021, Dr Lloyd was hosted at the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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