We know that more and more people are identifying as bisexual – estimates vary from around 22,000 to 1.76 million people in the UK. We also know that bisexual people’s experiences are often different from heterosexual, lesbian, or gay people’s experiences. Despite this, there is very little research that has explored bisexual people’s lives. We’re interested in asking bisexual people about their experiences of bisexuality and relationships so that we can find out more about the topic, and help improve representation of bisexual people in such research.
We launched this research in September 2016 and are currently interviewing bisexual men and non-binary people who are in a relationship or relationships, and live in Bristol.
If you are you fit this criteria, are willing to talk about your bisexual identity and your relationship(s), and available for around an hour to take part in an interview, we would love to talk to you. Click on to the ‘contact‘ page for details of how to get in touch.
This research is being funded by an internal research grant from the University of the West of England, and is being conducted in consultation and partnership with:
BiVisible Bristol: http://www.bivisiblebristol.co.uk and OnePlusOne: http://www.oneplusone.org.uk/professionals/about-us/.
The research team is made up of the following people:
•Lizzie Reed – a research associate on this project
•Nikki Hayfield – a psychology researcher and senior lecturer in social psychology
•Christine Campbell – a psychology researcher and senior lecturer in psychology
Lizzie Reed and Nikki Hayfield are based in the Department of Health and Social Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. Christine Campbell is based in the School of Management and Social Sciences at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. You can read more about the research team on our blog!