LGBTQ equality: MSPs must act to restore Scotland’s reputation as a world leader

I have a comment piece in The Scotsman newspaper (17 August 2021) on why Members of the Scottish Parliament must spend less time ‘debating’ the lives of LGBTQ people and more time restoring Scotland’s reputation for progressive LGBTQ legislation. To read the article visit The Scotsman website.

Hundreds of academics back self-ID sex question in Scottish census

Ahead of Scotland’s 2022 census, an international team of over 300 scientific experts in quantitative data have written an open letter to National Records of Scotland and the Scottish Government affirming that the census should ask about lived sex. The publication of the open letter was covered in The Herald on Sunday 4 April 2021.Continue reading “Hundreds of academics back self-ID sex question in Scottish census”

Submission to the Scottish Government’s Sex and Gender in Data Working Group

In 2019 the Scottish Government asked the Chief Statistician to convene a Working Group to explore the collection, disaggregation and use of data on sex and gender. In December 2020 the Working Group published draft guidance for public bodies on the collection of sex and gender data. The guidance seeks to standardise a diversity of data collection approaches inContinue reading “Submission to the Scottish Government’s Sex and Gender in Data Working Group”

The Scottish Government’s Sex and Gender in Data Working Group: Early thoughts on draft guidance

The Scottish Government’s Sex and Gender in Data Working Group has published draft guidance on the collection, analysis and publication of data on sex and gender by Scottish public bodies. The guidance describes underpinning statistical principles, definitions of concepts, things to consider before data collection and approaches to analysis, disaggregation and publication. Of most noteContinue reading “The Scottish Government’s Sex and Gender in Data Working Group: Early thoughts on draft guidance”