My name is Dr Suzanne van Rossenberg. I am a researcher, artist and project manager with 20 years’ experience in developing projects in equality & diversity, advocacy, Higher Education and art settings. I completed my doctoral research on the use of transdisciplinarity for social change in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries at Middlesex University, for which I received a fully funded research studentship. My work is situated at the intersection of research, practice and activism. In 2018, I started as a policy advisor at the British Government Equalities Office.

Previously, I initiated and the wrote the first Dutch LGBTI children’s rights report for COC Netherlands, personally presented to the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport.


Presentation of the LGBTI children’s rights report (2014) with COC chair Tanja Ineke and State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport Martin van Rijn. Photo: Geert van Tol Fotografie

I was the director of Transgender Network Netherlands, facilitating a national programme on transgender rights. At Middlesex University, I co-organised and co-delivered a university-wide LGBT art & politics programme, reaching an audience of over 10,000 students, staff and general public through workshops, exhibitions, internal and external partnerships.


A week-long ‘Queer Space’ at Middlesex University part of the programme ‘Proud – LGBT politics in Art & Design practice’ (2016). Photo: Kerri Jefferis

As an artist and writer, I was awarded a one year’s full-cost artist’s stipend from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture and shortlisted for a Dutch art critic prize. My work featured in the exhibition ‘rebelle, art and feminism 1969-2009’ in the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem and I am listed in the first Dutch lesbian encyclopaedia!


Award ceremony at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2012). Photo: de Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek.


May 2018

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