Claire now teaches and researches at Leeds Beckett University. Her research interests centre on understanding and enabling LGBTQ+ inclusion in learning environments, particularly for gender diverse children and young people.
She hopes that by sharing her own individual experiences, it may help those who feel marginalised.
Claire said: “We are often quick to dehumanise but by sharing these human stories we can learn from each other, and focus on what unites and brings us closer together.
“By inviting me to share my reflections, it also sends a very powerful message about the University’s commitment to inclusivity.”
During her visit, the University will dedicate a lecture theatre in Claire’s honour.
University of Hull Vice-Chancellor, Professor Susan Lea, said: “We are delighted to welcome Claire back to the University to share her experiences and to dedicate one of our lecture theatres to her.
“Claire is one of a long line of Hull graduates who is committed strongly to shaping a fairer world and we take tremendous pride in her achievements.”
Inspired in Hull: Reflections on a trans experience in education takes place on Wednesday 26 February, 5pm at Middleton Hall, University of Hull.
Tickets are free. Book online here.