“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.

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.

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.

Academic identity: active identity and body work in academia

In my contribution to the SRHE Annual Conference, I talked about academics' active body work and identity work to maintain their academic identity.

Making sense of fibromyalgia experiences

To make sense of my participants' experiences, I am creating an art installation based on the raw data I receive in my research work.

PASAR Connecting Communities conference

This is my contribution to the PASAR Connecting Communities conference, which was held in November 2017.

Ableism in Academia

Call for contributions to the Ableism in Academia symposium and special edition publication.

Presentation from CSHE Research Festival

This is my contribution to the CSHE Research Festival 2017, which was held in October 2017 at the University of Kent.

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.

3min thesis 2016

The 3 min thesis is a competition, but it helps focussing thoughts and concentrating on what is important. Here is my "3min thesis".

The “I” in Fibromyalgia at the PGFes2016

This is my contribution to the Postgraduate Research Festival, the PGFes2016, at the University of Kent.

Identity boxes

In this post I describe what identity boxes are, how I developed the idea and why identity boxes can be used in research.

Simulation of cognitive dysfunction

This is a brief simulation of what cognitive dysfunction and brain fog feel like.