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Dr Andrea Hollomotz, has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council for her research leadership in disability, sexuality and offending. The prestigious ESRC Future Research Leaders award aims to support outstanding early career researchers to carry our significant new research. The three-year grant will allow Dr Hollomotz to lead an investigation of the success…
The School of Law wish to recruit a new academic Lecturer in Disability Law from September. The successful applicant will have strong research and teaching profiles, with the capacity to produce research of internationally excellent quality in disability law and/or mental health law. They will also teach in one or more areas of the core LLB curriculum (which…
Leeds MA graduate Edmore Masendeke has been named as a 2014 Washington Fellow, the flagship exchange program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Care Connect, the Social Care Innovation Hub at the Unviersity of Leeds, together with Inclusion North has announced a paid internship opportunity on ‘The rhetoric to reality of choice making for People with learning disabilities in Leeds’. Inclusion North want to develop an initial piece of research that shows the reality of choice and control…
As part of the Leverhulme-funded international network on Combatting Young Disabled People’s Worklessness, led by Professor Alan Roulstone, a US symposium was hosted by Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute. Alongside Cornell staff, the event was joined by colleagues from across North America including Curtis Richards, former assistant secretary of state for disability issues in the Clinton administration….
Findings from the research project on Access to Justice, involving Professor Anna Lawson and Dr Andrea Hollomotz, show that disabled children continue to experience inhumane, abusive and oppressive treatment all across Europe. In a new article, research partner the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre in Budapest welcomes introduction of a UN Resolution affirming the right to access justice…
Anna Lawson, Mark Priestley, Derek Whyman and Ema Loja completed a major evaluation of progress on the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020. The report for the European Commission covers more than 100 different policy actions and instruments implemented since 2010 and draws on additional evidence from key informant interviews and focus groups conducted in the 28 EU Member States….
Ema Loja and Mark Priestley are contributing to the development of new indicators of political participation for disabled people in Europe, in a project collaboration between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Commission’s Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED). The work will be jointly presented to the EU High…
Political participation indicators In a new research project, Ema Loja and Mark Priestley will be involved in developing new indicators of political participation for disabled people in Europe from statistical analysis of European survey data and from evidence collected by expert networks in the 28 EU Member States. The research is a collaboration between the European Union…
The Three Rs: Rights, Resistance and Reclamation 17 April 2013, 2.00pm. to 4.00pm.The Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds in association with the Leeds Disability Action Group invites you to attend an afternoon seminar This is an afternoon seminar led by Debbie Jolly and Robert Williams-Findlay, Co-founders of Disabled People Against Cuts and will take…