In The South

University Vice-Chancellor supports inclusivity

Gary Hart July 25, 2016

Last month, the University of Brighton’s Vice-Chancellor spoke of her concerns for LGBT people in her first interview on RadioReverb, the non-profit organisation run by volunteers.


Professor Humphris, the university’s first LGBT Vice-Chancellor, was interviewed for the station’s Out in Brighton programme.

During the interview, Professor Humphris presented the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) Life Research Hub’s final year dissertation award to Jasmin Bradley who is just finishing her final year of medicine at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), run jointly by the university and partners.

Winners of the award deal with issues important to the field of sexualities, genders and LGBTQ lives.

Questioned by the show’s host Kathy Caton and Professor Kath Browne, the university’s Professor in Human Geography, Professor Humphris told how and when she decided to come out: “I can remember back in secondary school, working out that I wasn’t quite like my mates but I wasn’t quite sure how. And then as life has gone on through various careers – the point at which I decided I just couldn’t handle this any longer and I had to be out. I could not live the lie any more. I could not edit my life any longer.”

Professor Browne announced the date for the “immensely popular and much-anticipated” Lesbian Lives conference 2017. With the theme of Lesbian Loves, the 23rd conference will run on February 24-25, 2017 at the university.

Full details from the Facebook group or Twitter feed (@lesbianlives)

To listen to the full podcast of the interview: click here: