Mollie Gascoigne

Discipline: School of Law

Project Summary

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) is the law that allows transgender people to change their legal gender. In 2018, the Government announced a public consultation on the law after it was considered by many people to be too bureaucratic, expensive and intrusive. My PhD project uses an empirical, mixed methods research design to investigate the attitudes, beliefs and experiences of transgender and non-binary people towards the GRA and possible reform options. 

Wider Research Interests

In general terms, I am interested in issues related to the intersections of law, politics, philosophy, and power. Specifically, I am interested in social justice, human rights, international law, constitutional law, and laws affecting the LGBTQ+ community.

I have written blog posts on Hungaryonline learning, and my PhD preliminary findings which was due to be presented as a poster at the SLSA 2020 Conference.

I have held two Research Assistant posts at the Law School (2019 -2020), involving research design, data collection, and data analysis. I am a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA), the Human Rights & Democracy Forum at Exeter, the Gender Research Network at Exeter, and the Education Incubator. I am also an Editor for The Open Review.