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Dr Qazi Rahman joined the Department in 2013 as Senior Lecturer. He has previously taught at Queen Mary University of London and the University of East London. 

Qazi is co-author, with Dr Glenn Wilson, of Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation published by Peter Owen. He is one of the leading scientists in the area of sexual orientation. Qazi received his PhD from King’s College London.

Research Interests:

  • Psychobiology of human sexual orientation and gender 
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) mental health 
  • Sex differences 
  • Philosophy of science and evolutionary theory in psychology 

Qazi Rahman’s work focuses on understanding the biological basis of human sexual orientation and gender, using methods from genetics, neurodevelopment, evolutionary biology, experimental psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience and epidemiology. He is also interested in using quantitative approaches to understanding the risk factors involved in the development of mental health difficulties among sexual and gender minority populations. 


Dr Qazi Rahman is programme leader of the intercalated BSc Psychology and intercalated BSc Neuroscience & Neuropsychology and teaches on a range of modules and projects. 

Expertise and Public Engagement:

Qazi is interviewed extensively in the media regarding his work on sexuality as well as being involved in various public understanding and arts projects.