Samuel Stones is a lecturer and doctoral researcher in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. His research outputs are linked with the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. His research explores the experiences of teachers who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans, with emphasis on the impact of sexual orientation on resilience, agency and identity. Mr. Stones supervises students on a range of postgraduate courses and he works with initial teacher training students in university and school contexts. He also holds a national training role for a Multi-Academy Trust and is an Associate Leader and Head of Year at a secondary school and sixth form college.