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Forging Collaboration in Disability Research
Tue 14 June 2016, 10:00 – 15:00 BST
Back in 1997, Barnes and Mercer (1997) called for the academic community to do disability research differently; they demanded for a shift away from research on disabled people as passive objects of research to research with disabled people which recognises disabled people as experts in their own lives. In a time of welfare reform and cuts to public services, there is an urgent need to foreground the expert experience of disabled people in research that informs policy and practice.
This one-day workshop sets out to explore what the future research priorities for disabled people might be. Working with disabled people, and their allies, including family members and practitioners, we will open up a dialogue about potential areas for future research and collaboration with partners in Manchester and beyond.
The workshop will be designed to engage participants in a variety of ways.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you have any access/dietary requirements. We can also cover travel costs for local unwaged participants, please contact us for details.
Barnes, C. and Mercer, G. (1997) Breaking the Mould? An Introduction to doing disability research. In Barnes, C. and Mercer, G. (1997) (eds) Doing Disability Research, Leeds: The Disability Press.
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Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University
BR 2.15, Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK M15 6GX