Lois Ferguson is a PhD candidate in Education at the University of East Anglia, supervised by Dr. Kate Russell and Dr. Esther Priyadharshini. Her research explores the Physical Education (PE) experiences of trans* youth in secondary schools in the UK, and the perspectives of PE teachers on gender diversity and trans* inclusivity in PE. A primary aim of the project is to gain insights on the current climate of PE in the UK as it is experienced by trans* youth, in order to offer new ways of promoting inclusivity and engagement for this group.
Lois has completed degrees in Physical Education and social science research methods from UEA previously. She is interested in critical theories of gender and sexuality in education and sport settings, and her current research employs qualitative and participatory methods.