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    I am a critical disability studies sociologist, with research interests encompassing chronic pain, time, emotion, gender, and sexualities. I am also interested in the development of accessible pedagogies and research methodologies and the application of Universal Design for Learning in HE teaching.   

    My primary research focus is at the intersections of disability, productivity, emotion and time, as experienced by painful, fatigued and gendered bodies. I am particularly interested in developing theories and understandings of pain and fatigue within the context of critical disability studies, and developing how the notion of crip time can be expanded and developed to build understanding of how lived experiences of pain and disability are impacted by time, and vice versa.  



    2022, The Challenge of Chronic Pain. In: Reynolds, J.M, Wieseler, C. (eds), The Disability Bioethics Reader, Routledge.

    2021, I’m not saying this to be petty – on making my disability visible while teaching. In: Brown, N. (ed). Lived experiences of ableism in academia: strategies for inclusion in higher education, Policy/Bristol University Press.

    2020, Performing Normal But Becoming Crip: Living with Chronic Pain. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 22(1).

    2019, Pain as Emotional Experience. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies  

    2019, Chronic Pain as Fluid, BDSM as Control.  Disability Studies Quarterly, 39.2. 

    2018, Living with pain, using pain. Feminist Review. 120.1, pp 54–69



    Cripping Queer Futures, Mainstreaming Queerness: The New Queer Vanguard, University of Warwick, June 2021

    Performing normal but becoming crip, Symposum on Crip Time at the Nordic Network on Disability Research, University College of Copenhagen, May 2019 

    Cripping Pain: a disability perspective on chronic pain, invited speaker at Chronic Pain in the UK Today: Medical, Academic, and Political Perspectives, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, August 2017 

    Considering Crip Time, Disability and Disciplines, Disability and Disciplines Conference, Liverpool Hope University, July 2017

    Pain as Emotional Experience,  Disability and the Emotions Seminar Series, Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University, January 2017

    Kinked and Crippled: chronic pain and BDSM, Lancaster Disability Studies Conference, Lancaster University, September 2016

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Social Sciences, Doctorate, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 28 Jul 2017

    Gender, Sexuality and Society, MSc, Birkbeck, University of London

    Award Date: 30 Nov 2012


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