Catherine McNamara

Director of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, co-founder Gendered Intelligence, pronouns she/ her

Dr. Catherine McNamara is Director of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London). Catherine is one of the co-founders and members of the Board of the organisation Gendered Intelligence, an organisation engaged in encouraging the cultural shift needed to develop a more intelligent approach to gender and sexuality across society as a whole. Catherine writes journal articles and book chapters and facilitates arts projects as part of her academic role. www.genderedintelligence.co.uk www.cssd.ac.uk
Transgender Actors On Screen and

Transgender Actors On Screen and Stage

When we open this topic up for discussion, a common refrain is to suggest that we want good actors on screen. The implication is that we don't want trans people to be employed to play a trans character just because they're trans. We want a good actor to do the job.
28/05/2015 17:23 BST
Mx - When Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms Just Won't

Mx - When Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms Just Won't Do

Last week, Goldsmiths (University of London) added the option of 'Mx' as a title or honorific when making an enquiry, applying for a course or registering as a student. I thought it was a good move.
22/10/2013 17:16 BST
Coming Out as Transgender at School or

Coming Out as Transgender at School or College

If a person attending a single-sex girls school identifies as a transgender boy and wants their teachers and peers to treat them as the boy they feel themselves to be, what happens? What's their experience like, as they try to learn and achieve and create a future for themselves?
26/08/2013 22:40 BST