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Bishop, Meg

Meg Bishop

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Russell

B.S. Haverford College 

Meg Bishop is a second year Ph.D student in the Human Development and Family Sciences Department at the University of Texas at Austin, working in Dr. Stephen Russell's SOGI: Health and Rights Lab.

Research Interests

Meg's research examines the factors that influence identity development, health, and well-being among LGBTQ+ populations. Meg's current projects focus on intersectional approaches to sexual identity development, and how experiences of sex education impact LGBTQ+ health and identity. Meg aims to produce rigorous research that informs programs and policies for eliminating disparities experienced by LGBTQ+ populations.

Areas of Interest:

  • LGBTQ+ identity development
  • Sex education
  • School policy and climate

Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Well-Being, Identity Development Processes, Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in School, Minority Stress Theory, Sexuality Education

Bishop, M.D., Ioverno, S., & Russell, S. T. (2018). Promoting School Safety for LGBTQ and All Students in Texas. Austin, TX: The Stories and Numbers Project.


Russell, S.T., Bishop, M.D., Mallory, A.M., Muraco, J.A. (in press). The use of representative data sets to study LGBT-parent families: Challenges, advantages, and opportunities. In A.G. Goldberg & K.R. Allen (2nd Ed.), LGBT-parent families: Innovations in research and implications for practice. New York: Springer.


Bishop, M. D., Mallory, A.B., Gessner, M., Frost, D., Russell, S.T. (manuscript in preparation). ‘I didn’t have a clue’: Sexuality education experiences across three generations of sexual minority youth.


Johns, M.M., Pampati, S., Barrios, L., Szucs, L., Mallory, A.B., & Bishop, M.D. (manuscript in preparation). Inclusive sexual health programs for sexual and gender minority youth: A systematic mapping of the literature.

Poster Award: American Psychological Association Division 45 Conference on Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

Bishop, M.D., Fish, J.N., Mallory, A.B., & Russell, S.T. (2018, July). Racial/ethnic differences in sexual identity development milestones in a nationally representative sample of LGB people. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference, Austin, Texas

Fish, J. N., Krueger, E., Bishop, M.D., Lightfoot, M., Hammack, P. L., & Russell, S. T. (2018, November). Sexual minority identity labels in sociohistorical and sociodemographic contexts: A mixed method study. In S. Mernitz & J. N. Fish (chairs), LGBQ Identities in Context: Findings and Implications for Future Research. Paper to be presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Diego, California.

Ioverno, S., Bishop, M.D., & Russell, S. T. (2018, September). Learning over time: The length of time that LGBT-trainings have been available improves students’ school experiences. In J.N. Fish & S.T. Russell (chairs), School and Community Programs and Practices that Support the Positive Development of LGBTQ Youth. Paper presented at the European Association for Research on Adolescence in Ghent, Belgium.

Bishop, M.D., Gessner, M., Mallory, A.B., Frost, D., Russell, S.T. (2018, April). “I didn’t have a clue”: Experiences of sexuality education across three generations of sexual minority youth. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Gessner, M., Bishop, M.D., Russell, S. T., Martos, A., & Wilson, B. (2018, February). “I can’t help you.” LGB perspectives on sexual health in health care settings. Poster presented at the St. David’s CHPR Annual Conference, University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Austin, TX.

Teaching Assistant Positions:

HDF 340: Ethical, Philosophical, and Professional Development Issues

HDF 358: Parent-Child Relationships