Martin Levinson (Principal Investigator)

Bath Spa University

I am Professor of Education at Bath Spa University. My work is in Educational Anthropology, and its research focus concerns minority, marginalised and disadvantaged groups. I conduct ethnographic research, working alongside community members to find new understandings, and where appropriate, to seek to achieve change that will benefit communities.

Agnes Bezzina (Co Investigator)

University of Bristol

I am currently a Teaching Fellow in Social Work with Adults at the University of Bristol.   I obtained a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Nottingham and have 18 years’ experience of social work practice, management, research and education in various sectors including mental health and disability…

Lucy Burke (Co Investigator)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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I work in the Department of English, Manchester Metropolitan University, where I teach, supervise and research in the fields of literary and cultural disability studies, the critical medical humanities, critical and cultural theory and modern and contemporary literature and film…

Mary Brydon-Miller (Co Investigator)

University of Louisville

I am a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development in the College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville. I work as a participatory action researcher conducting work in both school and community settings.

Sue Moffat (Community Co Investigator)

New Vic Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

I am the founder Director of New Vic Borderlines at the New Vic Theatre in Staffordshire and a Research Fellow at Keele University. New Vic Borderlines is the theatre’s award winning outreach department responding directly to the needs of the community locally and to the issues nationally and globally which have an impact on the lives of ordinary people…

Allan Sutherland (Community Co Investigator)

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I am a disabled writer, performance poet and standup, a leading figure in the disability arts movement. I am exploring the development of that movement, and current tensions between established and emerging artists…

Colin Hambrook (Community Co Investigator)

Disability Arts Online

I am working with Allan Sutherland on Electric Bodies, examining what it means to identify as a ‘disabled’ artist – the impact that has on an individual in relation to a community; and again what that means in terms of the development of an artform that reflects a socially-engaged body of arts practice. As editor of Disability Arts Online…