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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Creative Representation

I tried to find the words but they wouldn’t come
struggling to write, all my thoughts come undone
overwhelmed by the burden
of representation
of real people with a real story
so I added creativity
Swapping out one truth for another
Replacing one place with the other
removed from context, out of time
Freed up these stories, theirs not mine
their many truths overlapped in rhyme
Through this I found the words, their words
Their expression, their phrasing, their terms
to do justice to their stories, contexts
to make sense of relationships so complex
offers an analysis that respects complex contexts


Outside of creative representation, Rhi is interested in trans studies, intersex studies, queer theory, gender, sexuality, creative methods, and co-production.

Key Publications

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  • Co-producing trans ethical research, Humphrey, R., Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Fox, R. 15 Jul 2019, The Emergence of Trans, Abingdon, Routledge
  • Review of Matthew Heinz, Entering Transmasculinity: The Inevitability of Discourse (Bristol: Intellect, 2016), Humphrey, R. 22 Dec 2017, In: Assuming Gender
  • “Pitching a virtual woo”: Analysing discussion of sexism in online gaming, Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Humphrey, R. Nov 2017, In: Feminism & Psychology
  • "I think journalists sometimes forget that we’re just people”: Analysing the Effects of UK Trans Media Representation on Trans Audiences, Humphrey, R. 6 Jan 2016, In: Gender Forum
  • A queer-theoretical approach to community health psychology, Nic Giolla Easpaig, B., Fryer, D., Linn, S., Humphrey, R. 1 Jan 2014, In: Journal of Health Psychology


Sociology PhD January 12 2021

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