This event will be held at our University of Brighton Falmer site in Checkland Building, A500. All are welcome please register via

Our Post Doctoral Fellow Tomás Ojeda presents his current postdoctoral reserach considering:

  • What are the main challenges that mental health professionals face when working with LGBTIQ+ people?
  • What does it mean for them to work with a depathologising and affirmative approach?
  • What socio-political, cultural, economic and institutional contexts must be considered when thinking about this work?

These and other questions inspired Tomás’s current postdoctoral research which he describes as follows:

This spring I have been using participatory methodologies and running three knowledge exchange workshops with mental health professionals from Santiago, Concepción, Valparaíso and Brighton & Hove. We have been exploring the meanings that those questions acquire for our clinical practice, activism and community-based work, with the aim of broadening our understanding about the discourses and practices on LGBTIQ+ mental health in Chile and the UK.

In this workshop, I will share some preliminary findings from the knowledge exchange workshops and will present the epistemic, political and methodological dimensions that have inspired the design and implementation of the project. My aim for the workshop is to think collectively with you about possible readings of the material that might help refine the dissemination strategy.

For more information about Tomás Ojeda Guemes please do refer to our Postdoctoral Fellows page