Leeds academic recognised in the Shaw Trust's Disability Power 100 list 2023

Dr Miro Griffiths, a Disability Studies scholar in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, has been named in the Shaw Trust’s Disability Power 100 for 2023.

Dr Miro Griffiths is named in the Education category of the Disability Power 100 list, in recognition of his pioneering work and research. Miro is joined on the list by advocates, campaigners and figures from public life, science and technology, and community organisations.

The Shaw Trust is an organisation which focuses on reducing the disability employment gap, believing that work can help challenge inequality and break down barriers to enable social mobility.   

I am surprised at my inclusion in the Disability Power 2023, given the dedication and extensive contributions of disabled people – across the UK – who work endlessly to promote accessibility, inclusivity, and social justice. Awards, such as the Disability Power 2023, are an opportunity to recognise disabled people’s pursuit for accessible and inclusive societies. Irrespective of when we appear on this list, or if we decline to be named, it is our voice – as disabled people – that matters.

Dr Miro Griffiths

An established and influential scholar in Disability Studies, Miro’s research has explored young disabled people’s participation in campaigning, advocacy, and disability politics across Europe. This has led Miro to outline innovative theoretical insights into disabled people’s experiences of power, resistance, and the pursuit for liberation. His work is widely published across journals, books, and reports.

In addition to his research, Miro is also the Co-Director of the Centre for Disability Studies – an internationally renowned research centre dedicated to understanding disabled people’s position in societies across the globe. 

Learn more about Miro’s extensive research and work, in his profile on the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list.