2020-08-10

Conferencing “disabled style”

This is an extract from a guest post on the Conference Inference blog published upon invitation in relation to my ableism in academia work. In this post, I illustrate what it means to do conferencing "disabled style", when your body and/or mind are not typical, and what the realities are of navigating and negotiating conference spaces under the influence of visible and invisible conditions.
2020-06-15

Disclosure Dances in Doctoral Education

Disclosure dances - I am inviting you to take in part in my research project. Information, contact details and consent form available from here.
2020-06-15

Bodies and buildings: How the chronically ill or disabled experience buildings in academia

Bodies and buildings - I am inviting you to take in part in my research project. Information, contact details and consent form available from here.
2020-05-27

“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.
2020-05-21

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.
2020-05-19

Invisible disabilities in academia

This is a contribution to Times Higher Education from February 2018 about invisible disabilities in the higher education sector.
2020-05-13

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.
2020-05-03

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.
2018-06-15

Reshaping higher education

This is my reshaping higher education contribution to the post-strike Big Meeting organised by Reclaim the University in June 2018.
2018-06-12

“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".
2018-04-09

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.
2018-04-09

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.
2018-03-06

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.
2018-03-02

Skype – Video-conference interviews in health research

The paper discusses practical, ethical, and methodological pitfalls and concerns when using Skype as a tool for interviewing.
2018-02-14

Joining Ableism in Academia event

Find here the instructions of how to join the Ableism in Academia event via the connected UCL moodle page.
2018-01-21

A conversation about creative and art-based methods in research

This entry shows the edited outcome of a video-recorded conversation regarding the use of creative and art-based methods in research.