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.
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!
Since we launched in September 2016 we’ve have a fantastic response from bisexual people in Bristol. Thanks to our 20 participants, and their generosity in sharing their time and experiences, we were able to close recruitment for this project in July 2017 and are in the process of writing up our findings to share here, with our participants, and with professional networks.
You can stay up to date with the project by looking at the ‘project updates‘ section of the site. If you need to get in contact with the project team, have any questions about the ongoing project, or future projects, you can email Nikki Hayfield (Nikki2.Hayfield@uwe.ac.uk)