Alice de Coverley
Alice is predominantly an education and public law specialist. She has dealt with a number of matters, including discrimination claims brought under the Equality Act 2010 and has advised on safeguarding in a number of settings as a consequence of her ongoing work with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA).
Professor Alice Sullivan
Alice’s research explores the economic and social values of health from childhood to later life and examines whether health status during childhood and adulthood affects adult social outcomes, including wellbeing, partnership status and social ties.
Allison is a criminal defence barrister. She has nearly 20 years experience defending in cases of serious violence and complex organised crime. Allison has always supported the rights of gender reassigned and transsexual persons to live full lives, free from discrimination. However, she believes that in matters of public policy and law, including safeguarding and statistical gathering and analysis, biological reality must always come before gender identity. She is alarmed by and opposed to proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act that would allow for sex self-ID, because it presents an unacceptable risk to the rights, safety and integrity of women and girls.
Amanda is a specialist in immigration and public law. She has advised and appeared in numerous immigration matters in the Court of Appeal, and in the Administrative Court on appeals, judicial review and injunctions. Amanda is also instructed on matters related to sex-based and gender reassignment protections under the Equality Act 2010.
Professor Clara Greed
Clara is semi-retired but remains active in research, writing and campaigning. Her activities are focused on the built environment, architecture, planning and urban social issues. Clare has become infamous for her research and publications on the importance of public toilet provision within the context of urban design and the social aspects of planning.
Dr Emma Hilton
Emma is a developmental biologist studying aspects of human genetic diseases, and her current research focusses on a congenital motor neurone disease affecting the genitourinary tract, and on respiratory dysfunction in cystic fibrosis. She teaches reproduction, genes, inheritance and genetic disorders. Emma has a special interest in fairness in female sports.
Dr Jane-Clare Jones
Dr Jane Clare Jones is a writer and philosopher specialised in feminism. She has written extensively on issues at the intersection of feminism, politics and culture. She is the Founder of The Institute of Feminist Thought, where she also teaches.
Professor Jo Phoenix
Jo is Chair of Criminology. Her current research interests include gender, sexualities and justice, youth justice and punishment, the production of criminological knowledge and research ethics.
Linda Bellos, OBE
I have been a lesbian and a feminist for 40 years and I have been a proud African and Jewish human being all my life. I wrote and stand by a paper called the Limitations of Identity Politics in 1983. I care passionately that all humans are of equal value but am willing to argue for that equality. I became active in the Labour Party after Margaret Thatcher won her second election and I recognised the damage she was doing to women and Black people. I brought my feminist politics into the Labour Party to fight for equality for all.
Maureen’s main teaching areas are family and criminal law. Her practice experience as a solicitor was mainly in child and family, immigration and housing law. She is an accredited child safeguarding trainer, and has previously been employed as a child safeguarding training co-ordinator for a local authority. Maureen has also worked as a policy officer with responsibility for child safeguarding policy at a national children’s charity. Her research focusses on the law relating to violence against women and children.
Dr Maya Forstater
Maya lost her job at an international development think tank for writing and tweeting about the difference between sex and gender, and the risks of gender self-ID for women’s rights. She is in the process of making an employment tribunal claim which will be a test case about the protected characteristic of belief.
Professor Michelle Moore
Head, Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility, School of Law and Social Sciences, London South Bank University
Honorary Professor, School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex
Michele is an expert in inclusive education and disability studies and leads human rights projects across the world to support children, their families and those who work with them. She is Editor in Chief of the world-leading journal Disability & Society. Author, editor and contributor to many books including ‘Transgender Children and Young People, Born in Your Own Body’ and ‘Inventing Transgender Children and Young People’.
Professor Sophie Scott
Sophie’s current research concerns the neurobiology of speech perception, including the evolution of speech, the difference between intelligibility and comprehension, and profiles of recovery in aphasia. This research links to her work on dyslexia.
Professor Michael Biggs
Michael is a sociologist who studies social movements, from strike waves in the 19th century to the London riots of 2011. His research on the transgendering of children featured in the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph and on BBC Newsnight. Michael’s updated paper on the topic can be seen here.
Michael has worked in Secondary Education for 14 years. This work includes delivering dialogue-based programmes with young men, and training staff who work with them, with the aim of deconstructing and dismantling sexism.
Richard is the Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. He is lead author of the Centre’s keynote annual publication: UK Justice Policy. Richard is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University.