Samuel Stones is a doctoral student, lecturer and 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. Samuel's recent 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 resilience, agency, identity and mental health. He sits on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research (IJLTER) and the Science Journal of Education and is a peer reviewer for the Health Education Journal, the Journal of Public Mental Health (JPMH) and the Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching. Samuel currently supervises dissertation students on a range of postgraduate courses and he works with initial teacher training students in university and school contexts. Samuel also holds a national training role for a Multi-Academy Trust and is also an Associate Leader and Head of Year at a secondary school and sixth form college in North Yorkshire.