Last January  the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group for Gender and Sexuality held an event for PGRs researching gender and sexuality in educational settings. The event was an opportunity to share aspects of PGR research and reflect on some of the challenges encountered along the way. Following the event, participants were asked to write up a blog post reflecting on the event and their presentation. These posts have recently been published on the BERA website. Within this Special Issue: Researching gender and sexuality , CTSG lecturer and PGR Representative , Lis Bundock, shares reflections of her presentation entitled ‘Questioning my use of creative methods: The dominance of the interview in a multiple case study project focusing on the lived experiences of four gender-diverse teachers in UK schools’. This post sits alongside other fascinating and pertinent posts that will be of interest to PGRs and researchers within the CORE.