Samuel Stones is a Lecturer and Researcher at Leeds Beckett University as well as Assistant Headteacher at a secondary school and sixth form located in North Yorkshire, England. He also holds a national training role with a large multi-academy trust. Samuel\'s research outputs are linked with the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools at Leeds Beckett University. His research explores the experiences of teachers who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, with specific emphasis on the impact of sexual orientation on teacher identity and mental health. Samuel\'s research explores issues of social justice and inclusion, particularly in relation to mental health, special educational needs, sexual orientation and gender identity.