Research interests include:
- disabled identities;
- disability, ‘microaggressions’, and invisible work;
- media discourses around disability;
- feminist and queer theory.
Named Research Fellow: GCRF Network+ Disability Under Siege, funded by AHRC
Her involvement in this research focuses on the development of an analytical framework for the UN Partnership for the Rights of Persons for Disabilities, which can be used by countries in the Global South to ensure their response to the COVID-19 pandemic is disability-inclusive. The project seeks to identify and address the various barriers disabled people face when accessing education, healthcare, employment, and community settings as a result of COVID-19 and associated restrictions.
Vera is also part of the 2020 ESRC IAA Mentorship scheme to further develop the real-life impact of her research.