ALLOUT Member Profiles
ALLOUT co-chairs were elected in December 2022 - learn a little more about them here:
I'm delighted to be an ALLOUT Co-chair with Megan and James and I look forward to working with our LGBT+ members, colleagues and allies. I currently work at the Whitworth as a Project Producer. I have developed the queer programming for the gallery called Queering the Whitworth, which interrogates the gallery’s collection from a non-normative perspective, in order to (re)discover missing LGBTQIA+ narratives associated with either the artist or the artwork. I am also currently Co-Curating the participatory exhibition (Un)Defining Queer at the gallery, which opens in January 2023 in partnership with the LGBT Foundation. I am also currently a PhD researcher in the school of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies (FAHACS) at the University of Leeds. My PhD research, in close collaboration with The Whitworth and in dialogue with the innovative ‘constituent museum’ approach to museum practice, is investigating what queer theory’s non-normative approach to gender, sexuality and identity offers to current debates in participatory museology.
Hi everyone, my name is James (he/they). I’m super happy to be an ALLOUT Co-chair with Dom and Megan and I’m excited to work with our LGBTQI+ members, colleagues and allies. At present, I work as Admissions Director and Clinical Tutor in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester and as a clinical psychologist have a private practice offering psychotherapy and supervision to individuals, groups and teams. I have previously held the post of clinical lecturer at Bangor University and have worked in a variety of NHS services with children and families, adults and people with intellectual disabilities. My research focuses on qualitative exploration within Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) groups, psychological distress, self harm and suicide. I have published in peer reviewed journals, written book chapters and am currently trying to write an academic book. I have passion and expertise working psychologically with marginalised and oppressed groups, in particular those who identify as belonging to the GSRD and/or LGBTQI+ communities.
We also have other people working hard on the ALLOUT committee: