Research with QC

About

QC has been working closely with researchers, medical professionals and scientists for over 35 years.

We work with our communities ensuring the safety, cultural wellbeing and transparency of content we share to our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities and people, by asking questions in a way which is best practice. An example is asking about people's diverse bodies, genders and relationships. Ask us for our best practice knowledge.

As an organisation that walks alongside our communities in finding the best healthcare and wellbeing services and spaces, we want to hear from you on a range of issues and matters affecting your lives.

 

We aim to create space where your voice can be heard, whether that's through a community conversation, forum, online survey, one on one chat over the phone, town hall style meeting or kitchen table chat, we want to ensure the best space is provided for you to safely and effectively tell your story.

Sharing your lived experience and thoughts with can be hard and takes up energy and time. We recognise that people's stories and the time it takes to tell them are precious and valuable. Talking to us about ways to ensure self care and wellbeing is important, as is seeing the outcomes of that story telling and survey taking, only if it's minutes, or hours spent putting time in to giving feedback and story telling. It is because of this that we aim to conduct and point to research that will benefit our communities and people.

When contacting us to share research opportunities with our communities, partnership organisations and people, we have outlined some helpful information below:

Organisations

Such as community organisations, government organisations, community groups and private sector organisations or companies. Many organisations request information from us to help improve their services and inclusivity in their organisation, improving access and safety for out LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities. We have best practice tips for organisations improving access and safety, and ways to ensure questions are worded in ways that speak to our communities safely and effectively. Some examples of this could be co-designing a survey with QC, or sharing surveys between organisations, their social media channels, email networks and partnership networks. 

If you would like to partner with us in conducting a survey or co-designing, please get in touch with us. Our contact information below.

Education 

Individuals

Safety and cultural wellbeing

Contact

info@qc.org.au

Current research opportunities 

 

Recent research findings

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