Talen Wright

Research Interests

My research interests centre on the experiences of trans and gender diverse (TGD) people’s mental health, focusing on suicidality. I have held various posts which investigate the experiences of other marginalised and minoritised individuals, such as the experiences of skin infections amongst people who inject drugs, LGBT mental health, and TGD experiences with HIV services and transition-related healthcare access. Further to this work and as a trans woman with lived experience of gender identity services, I am also interested in the wellbeing of young trans and gender diverse people in gender identity clinics (GICs), where I am currently a co-investigator on the Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity in Children (LOGIC) study at the Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust.

My current research intends to examine how social determinants, especially microaggressions, impact on the mental health of TGD people using cross-sectional and ecological momentary assessment methods.

Links to associate labs, centres and facilities

I am currently a network member of the Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health network: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/research/epidemiology-and-applied-clinical-research-department/loneliness-and-social-isolation