How is health research, theory and scholarship transformed by an engagement with critical disability studies?

An image of the spines of a number of critical disability studies texts
An image of the spines of a number of critical disability studies texts

To set our intellectual architecture we will hold two-day annual Online Symposia over the six years of the programme- organised into themes ‘Theory’, ‘Priority’, ‘Method’, ‘Practice’, ‘Representation’ and ‘Culture’ - inviting an international mix of disability activists, established and emerging health and disability scholars from a host disciplines. Presenters will share 1500 word papers (recorded as Open Access).

Online Conversations from presenters (blogs, provocations, short written papers, films and interviews) will follow up/supplement symposia (housed on our website) joined by additional crowd-sourced researchers’ contributions (with an emphasis on Global Southern voices).

Two three-day International Conferences (online/face-face-face hybrid) will be hosted in Year 3 (Singapore, ‘Disability matters in health research’) and Year 6 (Sheffield, ‘Disability futures in health research’) with an emphasis on the participation of early career researchers. A minimum of four journal articles will be written capturing intellectual themes of symposia, conversations and conferences to engage an interdisciplinary audience (in medicine, social sciences, healthcare research). A Special Issue has been provisionally agreed with a Journal (more to follow)


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