Adeline is an intersex and transgender researcher and board member of Intersex Ireland and SWAI. They have collaborated on an Eisner award nominated comic, owned tattoo shops in Florida and Texas, earned a black belt in Karate and a BA (Hons) Psychology from Dublin Business School. They have spoken at conferences in Stockholm, London, Limerick, Cork and Dublin on the intersection of gender, sex work and the law. Research includes “Giving Voice to Diversity in Criminological Research: Nothing About Us Without Us” with Maynooth University and “Life for Sex Workers in Ireland Under the Swedish Model of Client Criminalisation.”

Adeline commenced their 36-month Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship at University of Huddersfield in the U.K. in September 2020.

Dissemination Activities:

June 17-18, 2022: The Kleinfelter Syndrome Association annual AGM and conference

The KSA annual AGM and conference was held on the 17th and 18th of June at the University of Huddersfield, organised by ESR Adeline Berry and Professor Surya Monro. Surya had an opportunity to present and talk about the INIA project while Adeline spoke about the findings from their research into the experiences and needs of older intersex people in Europe.

17 November 2021: The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare flagship event

During the FSRH flagship event for sexual and reproductive healthcare professionals, ESR Adeline Berry gave a presentation entitled: Experiences of older intersex people. This conference offered attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest sexual and reproductive healthcare clinical developments and updates, network with and learn from a vibrant community of peers, and gain important credits to support ongoing professional development. FSRH Virtual 2021 is the leading conference for sexual and reproductive healthcare professionals showcasing the latest clinical developments across the UK and bringing together an impressive range of national speakers.  A link to the event can be found here.

Some photos from the event are presented below:

3 September 2021: INIA presentations at the European Sociological Association Conference in Barcelona, Spain

ESRs Adeline Berry (University of Huddersfield) and Sveta Solnsteva (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) gave very well attended presentations at the ESA 2021 online conference. Addy’s presentation was part of the RN01_T04_01: Ageism and discrimination session and Sveta’s presentation was part of the RN23_T07_01: Health, Sexuality and Medical Practices session. A programme for the event can be found here:

Outreach Activities

6 April 2022: Joint activity with the MagnEFi ITN

During a joint outreach activity with the MSCA ITN MagnEFi (860060), Adeline Berry gave a presentation about her research topic on Older Intersex people.

3 March 2022: Irish Council for Civil Liberties

ESR1 Adeline Berry met with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties to talk about intersex inclusion in hate crime legislation. The meeting was very well received and led to their submitting a parliamentary question on paths for intersex care in Ireland.

16 February 2022: LGBTI history month at University of Huddersfield

Today ESR Addy Berry and coordinator Surya Monro were proud to provide presentations about the INIA project and intersex people’s issues to colleagues and students at the University of Huddersfield, as part of the LGBTI History Month programme. Surya’s talk was titled ‘Intersex and Variations of Sex Characteristics: A talk about equality, diversity and inclusion’ and Addy presented early findings from their research project on Older Intersex People.

December 2021: Short course on intersex for Open University

ESR Adeline Berry has put together a short course about intersex for the Open University. This course introduces learners to intersex and explains what intersex means. It looks at two intersex figures from history before explaining the current medical model of intersex care and how it came about. The course then goes on to look at how early decisions made in medical settings can affect intersex people throughout the rest of their lives. It ends with suggestions on how changes might be made to achieve better outcomes for intersex people. The course can be viewed here:

October 2021: Participation in Mercury Rising – Inter* Hermstory[ies] Now and Then at the Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany 

ESR Adeline Berry had an opportunity to talk about their research and the INIA project when they exhibited their artwork alongside ESR Sean Saifa Wall,  and intersex artists and activists Hiker Chiu, Obioma Chukwuike, Giegold & Weiß, Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Sunil Gupta, Crystal Hendricks, Ins A Kromminga, Ev Blaine Matthigack, Mani Mitchell, Eliana Rubashkyn, Charan Singh, Rae Smith, Rebecca Swan, Del LaGrace Volcano, Gaëlle ‘Gelweo’ Wolf, Ins A Kromminga and Ev Blaine Matthigack.
The show is curated by Luan Pertl and Sylvia Sadzinski.

Mercury rising is the Schwules Museum’s first inter* focused exhibition is dedicated to the past and present of inter* movement(s) in activism, society, art and culture. It explores fragmentary universes and utopias on the topic of intersex issues which, until now has often been filtered and handed down through the gaze of dyadic people, or still is. For more information:

For some photos from the event, please click here.

11 October 2021: Presentation for Open University academics and PhD students

ESR Adeline Berry from University of Huddersfield gave a well-attended presentation about the INIA project to Open University academics and PhD students.

15 September 2021 Participation in IGLYO event

ESRs Adeline Berry and Axel Keating participated in the “Intersex intergenerational dialogues,” event with IGLYO.

23 June 2021: Judge’s Choice Award at annual Post Graduate Review conference at University of Huddersfield

ESR Adeline Berry at the University of Huddersfield’s ENGAGE postgraduate conference 2021 won Judge’s Choice Award for their poster presentation titled “Older Intersex People: A Pan-European Intersectional Approach.” The poster can be viewed here.

02 June 2021: Podcast for Glow West Pride Panel

On Wednesday, June 2nd, ESR Adeline Berry participated in a podcast as part of the Glow West Pride Panel. Some photos from the event are available here and here.  A link to the podcast is available here:

22 April 2021: INIA panel at DCU online conference, Intersex 2021: A vision for the future

On April 22nd during the online conference hosted by Dublin City University, the INIA project was introduced to conference participants. The panel was composed of the coordinator, Prof. Surya Monro, Principal Investigator, Amets Suess Schwend, and ESRs Yessica Mestre, Daria Abrosimova, Adeline Berry, Axel Keating and Steph Lum. The conference booklet can be consulted here. A link to the conference can be found here.

20 April 2021: INIA Panel at TransLondon event

Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, TransLondon welcomes presentations from guest speakers. On April 20th, the INIA coordinator, Prof. Surya Monro participated in an INIA panel with supervisor Tray Yeadon-Lee and ESRs Addy Berry and Axel Keating (photo here). The goal of the talk was to gain greater insight to the unique issues that Intersex people face in life, providing a greater opportunity to strengthen allyship through knowledge and understanding. Photo extracted from presentation here.

7 April 2021: Presentation at Teacher Assistant Preparation Course

ESR Adeline Berry gave a presentation entitled “What is intersex” to other students and the lecturer in the Teacher Assistant Preparation Course offered at University of Huddersfield.

January 2021: INIA appears in GCN Magazine

Along with other INIA ESRs and PIs, Addy contributed to an article in GCN Magazine, issue 366 entitled “Seen and Heard.” The article can be viewed here:

8 December 2020: Intersex panel as part of Galway Community Pride

ESR Addy Berry and PI Tanya Ni Mhuirthile participated in this panel during the Galway Community Pride. Addy mentioned her research project in the INIA network.  More information about this panel is available here: