Dr Ieva Eskyte

Dr Ieva Eskyte


In January 2019 I joined School of Law as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the European Research Council (Advanced Grant) funded project 'Inclusive Public Space: Law, Universality and Difference in the Accessibility of Streets', working with principal investigator Professor Anna Lawson. Prior to this, I completed the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network funded PhD in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. My doctoral research explored inequality and exclusion of disabled people as customers in the European single market and identified potential causes of market inaccessibility and opportunities for creating more effective customer policies. After completing my PhD I worked in different research roles at the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law as well as Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Research interests

My research interests range widely and include disability studies, accessibility, inclusion, human rights, customer rights and research methods. Previously, I have conducted projects concerning participation in education and labour market, migration, social service development and provision, children's social participation, treatment decision making and behaviour change in oral health practices.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Sociology and Social Policy
  • MA Social Work
  • BSc Social Work

Professional memberships

  • Centre for Disability Studies
  • Centre for Law and Social Justice

Student education

I have taught and supervised extensively in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. I am happy to see students working on accessibility, disability, customer rights and participation or interested in application of different research methods.