(UK only) Could you take part in some research?

Taking part in a research study is a simple and easy piece of activism to do. This one involves answering questions on your thoughts and experiences of the workplace. It takes around 45 minutes and it’s completely anonymous.

You can also share the link to this page to help the researchers reach even more bi people. Their Call for Participants can be found below.

TL;DR – email dora.jandric@ed.ac.uk to sign up or find out more!

Call for Participants in Research on Bisexuality in the Workplace

The picture shows the logo of University of Edinburgh Business School on the left, the logo for British Academy of Management in the middle, and the bi flag on the right hand side. These are the logos present on the ‘Call for Participants’ PDF being circulated by the researchers.

Michelle O’Toole and Tom Calvard of the University of Edinburgh Business School, along with research assistant Dora Jandric from the School of Social and Political Science, are conducting research on the experiences of bisexual employees in the workplace. This research project is funded by the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS) and is being conducted between September 2019 and September 2020.

The overall purpose of this research is to investigate the identity work of bisexual employees in the workplace. Bisexuality is typically marginalised and stigmatised in employment and national cultures (Monro, 2015). Conceptually, this work seeks to build theory around the distinctively relational, performative and invisible aspects of bisexual identities in a range of work settings, theorizing the sensemaking and identity work challenges such identities pose in relation to fostering inclusive organisational cultures and practices. We believe that awareness of this issue is vital to promote a more diverse, supportive, and inclusive working

We are looking for people who are UK resident, have worked in the UK for a minimum of 2 years and identify themselves as bisexual.

Interviews and focus groups will be carried out by Dora Jandric, the research assistant on the project. The interviews will be via Skype or by telephone and will last around 30-40 minutes.

The focus groups will be via Skype and will last around 60-90 minutes.

If you are interested in taking part, please email Dora Jandric at: dora.jandric@ed.ac.uk.

Anonymity is guaranteed.

We’d be most grateful if you could circulate this information to your members.

Many thanks,

Michelle O’Toole, Tom Calvard and Dora Jandric

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