University of East Anglia Disability Services

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University of East Anglia Disability Services

University of East Anglia Disability Services


Disability Research @UEA is a multi-disciplinary network of scholars interested in applied research in the fields of disability and ageing. Participants come from development studies, health economics, medical sociology, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, social work and other academic disciplines, as well as from disabled people’s organisations, voluntary organisations, and statutory services in the region.

Members of the Disability-Research@UEA network made a substantial contribution to the UEA Social Work and Social Policy Unit of Assessment in REF2014, which was ranked fourth among all UK Social Work/Social Policy returns, with a grade point average of 3.38. This was the best result of all UEA submissions.


All researchers, students, professionals, service users and members of the public are welcome at our seminars. Please contact Tom Shakespeare if you wish to be added to the mailing list for events.

Past Events

Disability, Health and Social Policy Seminar Series 2015-2016

26th April 12.30-13.30 – Thomas Paine Study Centre 1.03: (Joint Disability/Health Economics Seminar) Ruth Hancock and Marcello Morciano, “Targeting of publicly-funded social care and disability benefits: empirical evidence from England”.

7th March 12.30-13.30 – Thomas Paine Study Centre 1.03: Sarah Richardson and Tom Shakespeare, “The sexual politics of disability revisited”.

18th February 17.00-20.00 – Edith Cavell Building: “Rights-based Rehabilitation”.

8th February 12.00-13.30 – Queens 01.11: Jane Hernon, “Disabled children’s perspectives on participation in Children’s Social Care in England”.

11th January 2016 – Ola Abu Alghaib, “Social protection, disability and Independent Living: case study of Palestine”.

7th December 2015 – Harriet Cooper, “Why clinicians may benefit from analysing cultural representations of childhood rehabilitation”.

2nd November 2015 – Tom Porter, “Conceptualising supportive relationships in multi-morbidity”.

24th June 2015 – UK Childhood Disability Research Network

15 April 2015 – Dr Ken Robey, Rutgers University, “Moving disability-related instruction and experiences into US healthcare training programmes”, further information available.