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.
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.
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!