Disability and the Life Course

Wednesday 9 September 2020 (13:00-17:00)

To find out more about this workshop please email Alex Young: A.J.Young.2@bham.ac.uk

Disability and the Life Course


Dr Harriet Clarke, Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Dr Sonali Shah, School of Nursing

This workshop seeks to develop interdisciplinary life course focused work which orientates researchers to contributing new knowledge on how impairment and disability impacts on people over time and in different spaces.

There is a particular need to strengthen life-course research in contemporary Britain, and the University of Birmingham is well-placed to do this. The workshop leaders are internationally known for their work on disability and the life-course.

This workshop will enable the founding of a new research network at the University of Birmingham, which will draw together those academics and doctoral researchers, who engage with disability from a Disability Studies perspective and those whose work is grounded in other disciplines. The aim of the workshop is to generate a clearly defined, collaborative group with agreed areas of focus and a working agreement for progressing future developments; the development of the structure of the network during the workshop will be rooted in the academic exchange of knowledge, dissemination of research, and stimulation of debate around disability issues.