Academic Publications

Academic publications are presented in three main categories below: Healthcare, Education, Families. Research received ethical approval from Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of a PhD on Cisnormativity, Rights and Well-being of Trans Children who socially transition under the age of eleven in the UK.


Horton, C. (2021): “It felt like they were trying to destabilise us”: Parent
assessment in UK children’s gender services
, International Journal of Transgender Health,

Open access, available here


Horton, C. (2020) Thriving or Surviving? Raising Our Ambition for Trans Children in Primary and Secondary Schools. Frontiers in Sociology, 5.

Open access, available here

This is also available in a short and accessible infographic see here

Horton, C. and Carlile, A. (2022) “We just think of her as one of the girls” – Applying a Trans Inclusion Staged-Model to trans children’s experiences in UK primary and secondary schools. Teachers College Record

NB. This is the accepted manuscript for an article to be published in a special issue of the Teacher’s College Record due for publication later this year. It is available in advance copy here


Horton, C. (2022). “I never wanted her to feel shame”: Parent reflections on supporting a transgender child. Journal of LGBT Youth

Open access, available here

Horton, C. (2021). Parent Advocacy Groups for Trans Children. In A. Goldberg & G. Beemyn (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies (Vol. 2, pp. 591–593). SAGE Publications Inc. (not open access)