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The World Report on Disability estimates that approximately one in five people in the world have some form of ‘disability’ – a characteristic which is strongly associated with socio-economic disadvantage.  3 December was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – an annual event dating back to 1992. The theme for this year...

In the third blog written by one of our PhD students, Gemma Carr introduces herself and her important research into the experiences of Service (Armed Forces) Children and Families of moving schools, with a particular focus on the experiences of children with ‘special education needs and disability’ (SEND). Gemma is supervised...

This is the second in a series of blogs written by our PhD students in which they introduce themselves and their research. Today the blog has been written by Jonathan Hume. Jonathan is based at the School of Sociology & Social Policy and his supervisors are Dr Ana Manzano and Dr Tom Campbell. Where...

In this first of a series of blogs that will be written by our PhD students, Rebecca Porter, who has just begun her studies tells us about her research project and her motivation for undertaking this work. Rebecca is based at the School of Sociology & Social Policy. She is...

In this blog Miro Griffiths, who joins us as Teaching Fellow in Disability Studies (School of Sociology and Social Policy), introduces his interests and experience. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work as a Teaching Fellow at the School of Sociology and Social Policy and Centre for Disability Studies. In 2010,...

ln this blog MA Disability Studies student Rebecca Porter offers a personal reflection on the ‘Cripping the Muse’ Conference held July 2018 at the School of Music, University of Leeds and co-sponsored by the Centre for Disability Studies. This landmark event brought together scholars working at the intersection of Music...

Earlier this year our Deputy Director, Angharad Beckett, met with Elivra Psaila, PhD student at the University of Malta, at the inaugural conference run by the Department for Disability Studies, University of Malta. Angharad was delighted to learn of a project Elvira had run to provide disabled children with an opportunity to be creative and...

The inaugural Ableism in Academia conference took place 23rd March 2018 at University College London. The event was co-sponsored by the Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) and Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law, University of Leeds. CDS PhD student, Gillian Loomes, spoke at the event. It was also attended by...

In April Julia Bahner, postdoctoral research fellow in CDS, visited Japan to present her research and meet with disabled people’s organisations and academics. The trip was arranged by Tomoko Hikuma from Den-en Chofu University, who recently returned to Japan after spending 6 months in Leeds at the Centre for Disability Studies, as a...

Hurried Lives: Trust in the future? In this blog CDS member Stephen Hallett considers the implications of the ‘hurried lives’ many people are living in China today and a fear that society will simply not have the time or “patience” to allow disabled people to live decent and dignified lives....