School Research Seminar - Disability Post-Lockdown: What’s Changed?

We are delighted to welcome Dr Nicole Brown, University College London (UCL), to present her work.


Over the past few years, research into ableism in academia has increased drastically, with many higher education institutions as well as grant funders and publishers beginning to recognise the need to support disabled, chronically ill and/or neurodivergent scholars. In this presentation, Dr Nicole Brown draws on her extensive research and her two edited books to discuss what it means to be disabled in academia in the wake of the significant changes the Covid19 pandemic has brought about. Nicole outlines how individuals and institutions may be able to support colleagues and students and what a disability imaginary of the future could look like.  

Speaker biography

Dr Nicole Brown is Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Education and Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. Nicole’s research interests relate to physical and material representations of experiences, the generation of knowledge and use of metaphors to express what is difficult to express, and more generally, research methods and approaches to explore identity and body work. She has edited Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education and Ableism in Academia: Theorising Experiences of Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses in Higher Education, co-authored Embodied Inquiry: Research Methods, and authored Making the Most of Your Research Journal. She tweets as @ncjbrown, @FibroIdentity and @AbleismAcademia 

Joining details

The event will be held on Zoom, access the meeting via the link and joining details below: 

Meeting ID: 864 6392 7991   
Passcode: M1T*2c 


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