2005-2006

DRF Seminars

From September 2005, the DRF (then based at the University of Sheffield) began a monthly series of seminars which has continued ever since.

Date: Thursday 15th September 2005 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • Tsitsi Chataika (University of Sheffield): Preliminary analysis: Important emerging themes
  • Elva Robinson (University of Sheffield): Discussion of a play

 Date: Wednesday 19th October 2005 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • Article Discussion led by Katherine Runswick-Cole: Porter, J., Aspinall, A., Parsons, S., Simmonds, L., Wood, M., Culley, G. and Holroyd, A. (2005) Time to listen’ Disability and Society 20:5 pp. 575-585.
  • Heather Hollins (University of Leicester): ‘Access to Museums’: Research Outline and Methodology Dilemmas

 Date: Thursday 8th December 2005 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • Tabby Collingbourne (University of Sheffield):  The Draft UN Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities – latest developments
  • Alice Mathers (University of Sheffield):  Communication methods and professionalism: The participation of people with learning disabilities in the experience of public open space
  • Paul Doyle (University of Sheffield):  Medical Model vs Social Model with reference to my dissertation

 Date: Friday 28th April 2006 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • Ester Trewinnard (University of Sheffield): The Role and Experience of Disabled Street Musicians in Peruvian Society: How can becoming a street musician in Peru overcome personal and social limitations to influence positive changes for disabled people?

Skills Training Workshops

For the 2005-2006 academic year the DRF (then based at the University of Sheffield) received funding from the Skills Training Development Grant (STDG) to deliver a series of workshops in disability research.  Details of these are below.

Date: 28th November 2005 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • New Horizons in Disability Research – with Dr. Dan Goodley (Reader in Applied Disability Studies and Director of COADS, University of Sheffield)

 Date: 24th January 2006 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • Inclusive Communication For Research Part 1: Meeting Together – with Sue Maynard Campell, MBE (Equal Ability)

 Date: 2nd March 2006 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • Inclusive Communication For Research Part 2: Written and Visual – with Sue Maynard Campell, MBE (Equal Ability)

 Date: 24th May 2006 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • Navigating Future Funding in Disability-Related Research – with Dr Paul Ramcharan (Reader in Cognitive Disability and Co-Director of COADS)

 Date: 7th June 2006 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • What if they leave us out of our own ideas?: The concerns of learning disabled researchers working on research proposals with academic researchers – with Daniel Docherty, Tricia Phillips, Jo Frankham and Kathy Boxall

 Date: 27th July 2006 – Venue: University of Sheffield

  • Methodologies in Multi-Disciplinary Disability Research: A Seminar Day – with paper presentations by Irene Rose, Rebecca Mallett, Nick Hodge, Heather Hollins, Katherine Runswick-Cole and Tabby Collingbourne.
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