Azadeh Nematy was trained as a clinical psychologist (BA and MA) in Iran. She continued her education in gender and sexuality studies at the University of Leeds in the UK. Azadeh worked as a psychologist in the mental healthcare system. She also collaborated with several NGOs over the past ten years. Her NGO-based activities include, but not limited to, providing queer-friendly counseling and raising awareness on LGBTQ+ rights in the healthcare system also advocacy to replace affirmative approach with conversion therapies in Iran. Her engagement with social justice issues led her past research projects on LGBTQ+ mental health.
Azadeh’s̍ interest in child welfare and the concept of social exclusion motivates her to collaborate in NETHATE project number five.