Book: Ableism in Academia

The book "Ableism in Academia" provides an interdisciplinary outlook on ableism that is currently missing. Through reporting research data and exploring personal experiences, the contributors theorise and conceptualise what it means to be/work outside the stereotypical norm.

Research impact poster

This is an example of a prize-winning research impact poster.

Disability post-lockdown

This post is a link to a recording from an event held on the 25th November 2020 via the University of Birmingham, where I was asked to discuss disability experiences before and after Covid19 Lockdown.

NVivo Podcast Episode 13: Participatory research methods

I was invited to contribute to the NVivo Podcast Between the Data. My contribution was published as Episode 13 "Participatory research methods with identity boxes, photographs and Lego".

Chapter: Rhythmanalysis to account for time

This chapter draws on Nicole's research on how academic staff with chronic illnesses and disabilities specifically interact with the buildings and what impact the physical environment has on their everyday experience.

Supervising PhDs: Atypical in more than one way

This is an extract from a guest post on the Supervising PhDs Community Blog. In the post, I discuss what research supervisors can do to support doctoral students who may have disabilities, chronic illnesses and/or neurodiversities.

Article: Partnership in teacher education

This article is an example of student-staff collaboration within the community of practice of trainee teachers.

Meaningful, external-facing assessments

This is my presentation related to a collaborative project at UCL to develop portfolios to become meaningful, external-facing assessments.

Presentation from the HEA Annual conference

This is my contribution to the HEA annual conference that was held in Manchester in July 2017.

Learning to accept fibromyalgia

In this post I report some preliminary outcomes from the pilot phase of my fibromyalgia study. This is about learning to accept.

Reflections about plagiarism

Plagiarism is a socio-cultural issue. This is about academic integrity and the reputation of an institution and the degree that is awarded. I would not want to hold an academic degree that is devalued in such way that many people were able to cheat their way through it. This is a reflective piece of writing on plagiarism and what it feels like for an academic.

How to create a research poster

Nowadays more and more emphasis is placed upon the impact of research. In many cases research students are even required to create a research poster as part of their thesis and enquiry submissions. However, how do you create a research poster?

Proofing and editing

At University level you are expected to have checked, re-checked, edited and proofed your assignment several times. Each time you read through your work you should focus on a different aspect of your writing.

Etiquette at University

When joining a University it is imperative to acquaint yourself with the usual habits and rules. Generally, however, you should always be on time and be polite.