Creative output: “I need duvet days” – Chronically ill academics

This is an example for analysis within Embodied Inquiry from my research with chronically ill academics. The illustrated poem was created from the transcripts of conversations with chronically ill academics and an arts-based approach to making sense of data.

NADSN Position Paper

The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN) has produced a COVID-19 post-lockdown position paper. In this paper, NADSN’s observations about the lived experiences of disabled people during COVID-19 are discussed alongside considerations of the changing workplace and relevant policies and practices. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations concerning disabled staff.

Invisible disabilities in academia

This is a contribution to Times Higher Education from February 2018 about invisible disabilities in the higher education sector.

Strategies to manage academic life

This is a post I wrote in July 2018 about how neurodiverse, chronically ill and disabled academics manage their academic life. This was published as a guest post on the Chronically Academic blog.

Innovative research methods

This is a call for contributions of max. 8000 words to "Failures and fallacies of innovative research methods . If you are interested in exploring your failures and fallacies regarding innovative research methods submit your abstract here.
Word DOCX template to maintain a research pipeline

The research pipeline: managing the publications process

This post outlines how to maintain a research pipeline to plan and manage publications systematically and links to a word template.

Article: Embodied reflection within dance training

This article explores where the somatically inspired pedagogy of teaching reflective practice through a creative and embodied approach sits within dance training.

Teaching international students

I have been asked about strategies for teaching international students. In principle, we should continue focussing on group work and sharing experiences and thus building collaborative, reflective practices. So the strategies I am presenting here for teaching international students are merely a reminder of good teaching practice, as they will be beneficial for all students.

Article: Using LEGO® to understand emotion work

This paper presents how LEGO® can be used in workshops to explore doctoral students’ emotions around the complex and solitary experience of a PhD research.

Article: Making academia more accessible

The remit of this paper is to provide practical ideas and recommendations to address accessibility issues in events and conferences as a first step to improving existing working conditions.

Reshaping higher education

This is my reshaping higher education contribution to the post-strike Big Meeting organised by Reclaim the University in June 2018.

“I can’t describe what I’m going through”

This is my contribution to the RAI2018 conference in London "I can't describe what I'm going through - research, arts and therapy".

Using creative methods to support well-being amongst PhD students

This workshop provides attendees with reflective tools to help PhD students understand their innermost emotions, concerns and needs, which is a first step towards developing strategies for well-being.

Article: Ableism in academia: where are the disabled and ill academics?

From the context of UK higher education this article explores ableism in academia to stimulate a debate and raise awareness of those disabled and ill academics , whose voices are not heard.

Article: Partnership in teacher education

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

Article: Exploring the lived experience of fibromyalgia

The paper reports on the lived experience of fibromyalgia, which used identity boxes and metaphorical representation to offer a holistic view.