Over the last ten years I’ve gradually become established as a disability studies theorist with a particular interest in psycho-emotional disablism, impairment and identity. I completed a PhD at Lancaster University in 2008 and did my masters in disability studies at Leeds University before that.
My academic interests are informed from several sources: a lifetime of living with impairment and disability, a first degree in chemistry from Oxford University, a career as a software engineer and then working as a counsellor. This means that my work is naturally interdisciplinary as my intellectual background covers natural/computer/social sciences. I love applying ideas from one discipline to another to see what emerges when these interstitial areas are explored.