Liadh Simmins
Liadh Timmins, PhD
Swansea University - Lecturer in Psychology
PhD, Psychology, King’s College London
MSc, Psychology, Trinity College Dublin
BA, Psychology, Maynooth University
Research Interests
Minority stress, LGBT+ health, LGBT+ healthcare, sexual orientation, gender identity
Liadh Timmins’ research is broadly concerned with sexual orientation and gender identity. This includes the impacts of minority stress on sexual and gender minorities; the psychology of prejudice; and social and cognitive components of sexual orientation and gender identity. Their work uses an intersectional and feminist lens.


Timmins L, Schneider JA, Chen YT, Pagkas-Bather J, Kim B, Moody RL, Al-Ajlouni YA, Lee F, Koli K, Durrell M, Eavou R, Hanson H, Park SH, Duncan DT (2022).
COVID-19 stressors and symptoms of depression and anxiety among Black cisgender sexual minority men and Black transgender women during the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 57 (10), 1999-2011. doi: 10.1007/s00127-022-02282-2. PMCID: PMC9030680.

Duncan DT, Park SH, Chen YT, Mountcastle H, Pagkas-Bather J, Timmins L, Kim B, Hanson H, Koli K, Durrell M, Makarem N, Eavou R, Bharadwaj K, Schneider JA (2022).
Sleep characteristics among Black cisgender sexual minority men and Black transgender women during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of multi-level COVID-19-related stressors
Sleep Health [Epub 2022 Sep 5]. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2022.06.006. PMCID: PMC9444827.

Braybrook D, Bristowe K, Timmins L, Roach A, Day E, Clift P, Rose R, Marshall S, Johnson K, Sleeman KE, Harding R (2022).
Communication about sexual orientation and gender between clinicians, LGBT plus people facing serious illness and their significant others: A qualitative interview study of experiences, preferences and recommendations
BMJ Quality and Safety [Epub 2022 Aug 31]. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2022-014792.

Callander D, Kim B, Domingo M, Tabb LP, Radix A, Timmins L, Baradaran A, Clark MB, Duncan DT (2022).
Examining the geospatial distribution of health and support services for transgender, gender nonbinary, and other gender diverse people in New York City
Transgender Health, 7 (4), 369-374. doi: 10.1089/trgh.2020.0144.

Chen YT, Duncan DT, Del Vecchio N, Timmins L, Pagkas-Bather J, Knox J, Lacap S, Hanson H, Schneider JA (2022).
COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs are not barriers to HIV status neutral care among Black cisgender sexual minority men and Black transgender women at the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Chicago, USA
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2022 Jun 22]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-022-03720-7. PMCID: PMC9214465.

Dr. Timmins' Google Scholar Profile
Selected Press