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Wednesday, 17 Nov at 4:00 pm



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We welcome all members and allies of the LGBTIQ+ community to this special event where a diverse panel of individuals who have worked to promote the rights and needs of Trans people within the Academic sphere.

Key speakers:

Dr Ada Cheung is an NHMRC/Dame Kate Campbell research fellow at The University of Melbourne and an Endocrinologist at Austin Health. She leads the Trans Health Research group in the Department of Medicine and her research findings have contributed to the investment in two new multidisciplinary gender clinics in Victoria and a statewide training program for health professionals in trans health and new national guidelines in the hormonal management of trans and gender diverse individuals. She has won a number of national and international awards for her research including a US Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award.

Georg Tamm is a Pinnacle Foundation Scholar who has recently published a systematic review of Sexual Orientation in Management Studies. He is a passionate Diversity and Inclusion researcher examining the career and leadership experiences of LGBTQIA+ people in the Faculty of Business at the University of Melbourne. His vision of inclusion involves moving beyond the cupcake approach to Diversity and Inclusion and transitioning conversations, discourses, and organisational practices to meaningfully include the perspectives of our rainbow community.

Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez is a non-binary doctor, writer and advocate. They work as a general practitioner in Melbourne’s inner north, with a special interest in HIV medicine, gender-affirming care and mental health. Outside of their clinical roles, Asiel is an academic at The University of Melbourne, where their work in medical education has been recognised through a Staff Excellence Award in Diversity and Inclusion from the Faculty of Medicine. They frequently lecture on LGBTQIA+ health, transgender health, and safe and inclusive practice.

Sav Zwickl is a trans non-binary researcher and writer. They are part of the Trans Health Research Group based in the Department of Medicine at The University of Melbourne, as well as a PhD Candidate in Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies at La Trobe University. Their research centers around transgender health and wellbeing. Sav also provides training to healthcare professionals around transgender health and has extensive experience in peer support roles within the LGBTIQA+ community.