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September 2006 - August 2007


August 2007 Welcome to Dr Angharad Beckett on her appointment to a lecturership in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. Angharad brings with her a major new ESRC research project on children's views on disability and has recently published her first book Citizenship and Vulnerability: disability and issues of social and political engagement The...

September 2005 - August 2006


August 2006 New findings are available from international research on disabled people's access to the built environment. A new paper is available from the British Journal of Social Work based on ESRC-funded research on Direct payments and disabled people in the UK. July 2006 Congratulations to all of our students who graduated this month. Leeds...

September 2004 - August 2005


August 2005 Congratulations to Bill Armer, who defended his PhD thesis on disability and new genetics. Colin Barnes travelled to the University of Western Australia to present an invited lecture on ‘Disability Activism and the Price of Success: A British Experience’. July 2005 Congratulations to those of our students who graduated this month, especially to...

September 2003 - August 2004


August 2004 We are pleased to ammounce a new book title from the Disability Press. Disability Policy and Practice: Applying the Social Model of Disability contains thirteen chapters on the application of social model inspired thinking to social policy in Britain. Further details are available on our publication pages. July 2004 Congratulations to those of...

September 2002 - August 2003


August 2003 Visitors to the Centre included Theresa Lorenzo and Brian Watermeyer from the Disability Studies programme at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). July 2003 Congratulations to those of our PhD and undergraduate students who graduated this month. Mark Priestley travelled to Bremen (Germany) to present a paper at the SommerUni on Disability...

September 2001 - August 2002


August 2002 Colin Barnes, Alison Wilde and Mark Priestley travelled to Reykjavic (Iceland) for the 6th annual conference of the Nordic Network on Disability Research to present papers based on their research. July 2002 We are pleased to announce that our out-of-print book Exploring the Divide: illness and disability is now freely available in a...

September 2000 - August 2001


August 2001 Congratulations to Alison Sheldon who successfully defended her doctoral thesis on communication technologies and disabled people. Alison is currently revising and developing distance learning materials for the MA in Disability Studies. A quiet month and a well earned holiday for most of us. July 2001 Two new research reports are now available online....

September 1999 - August 2000


August 2000 A well-earned holiday for most of us this month. July 2000 Many congratulations to those of our students who graduated this month. Visitors to the DRU this month included Berni Kelly from the University of Ulster, Derry (Northern Ireland), Lydia la Riviere-Zijdel of the European Disability Forum, Debora Diniz, from ANIS (Instituto de...

September 1998 - August 1999


August 1999 Good luck to Tom Shakespeare, who will be leaving the Disability Research Unit to take up a new post as Research Development Officer at the new Genetics Policy and Ethics Research Institute (PERI). This is a collaborative project between the University of Newcastle, University of Durham, and the International Centre for Life. Congratulations...

September 1997 - August 1998


August 1998 Most of us managed to get some sort of holiday this month, so there isn't much news to report. However, a great deal of work is going on behind the scenes to prepare for the new distance learning MA programme. Watch this space for some important developments in September/October. July 1998 We were...