Dr Kyle Tan

Kyle Tan

Research Fellow

Qualifications: PhD (Waikato)

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About Kyle

Originally from Malaysia, I have Chinese whakapapa. My research passion lies in health and wellbeing of underprivileged communities, including ethnic minorities, migrants, and LGBTQIA+. Informed by a social justice lens, my research examines enablers and barriers of access to social determinants of health in an equitable manner. I completed my PhD in Psychology at the Trans Health Research Lab, University of Waikato in 2021. I am now part of the research team for the Working to End Racial Oppression (WERO) project.

Recent Publications

  • Treharne, G. J., Carroll, R., Tan, K. K. H., & Veale, J. F. (2022). Supportive interactions with primary care doctors are associated with better mental health among transgender people: results of a nationwide survey in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Family Practice. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmac005

  • Tan, K. H., Veale, J., Watson, R., & Byrne, J. (2022). Barriers to possessing gender-concordant identity documents are associated with transgender and nonbinary people's mental health in Aotearoa/New Zealand. LGBT Health. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2021.0240

  • Veale, J. F., Tan, K. K. H., & Byrne, J. L. (2021). Gender identity change efforts faced by trans and nonbinary people in New Zealand: Associations with demographics, family rejection, internalized transphobia, and mental health.. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. doi:10.1037/sgd0000537

  • Tan, K. K. H. (2021). It’s time to consider LGBTQ-affirmative psychology in Malaysia. Journal of Psychosexual Health, 263183182110604. doi:10.1177/26318318211060484

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Health; Human Rights; Population Studies; Psychology

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]