Article: Exploring experiences of ableism in academia

This article presents disabled academics' experiences and collective understandings of ableism as constructed through normalisation and able-bodiedness.
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Creative output: Participatory research: Full ethical approval

This poem about full ethical approval is the outcome of poetic inquiry and analysis within Embodied Inquiry from my research with academics.

Article: Researcher experiences in practice-based interdisciplinary research

This article discusses researchers' experiences of interdisciplinary research to maximize the benefits of interdisciplinary research.

Book: Embodied Inquiry: Research Methods

Accounting for the interdisciplinary nature of the field, this book has been written to be a concise primer into Embodied Inquiry for research students, scholars and practitioners alike.

Article: Making sense of cultural bumps – Supporting GTAs with teaching

This article reports on a study with over 100 Graduate Teaching Assistants exploring experiences of ‘cultural bumps’ at a UK University.

Book: Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia

Deeply embedded in personal experiences, this perceptive book provides examples for universities to develop inclusive practices, accessible working and learning conditions and a less ableist environment.

Article: Scope and continuum of participatory research

In this article, I draw on three case studies to explore the relationship between participatory and creative research methods.
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Creative output: This is just to say

This is an example of an ethnographic poem, the output of poetic inquiry and analysis within Embodied Inquiry from my research with academics.

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.

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.

Article: “Where’s the validation?”

This article presents an original engagement with research into emotions in the PhD to ask ‘Where’s the validation?’ by using emotion work as a theoretical foundation.

Chapter: The embodied academic

In this chapter I explore my journey from a secondary teacher to teacher educator to lecturer, a journey that signifies for me the transition from a teacher interested in embodiment to an embodied teacher and finally to an embodied academic.

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.

Chapter: Assessments: letting students decide

If students are to take responsibility for their learning, then why are they not also in charge of their assessments? This question forms the basis for this paper that is co-written between two students and one member of staff.

Article: Identity boxes: objects as data collection

This paper considers the use of identity boxes as a data collection method to elicit experiences.

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.