Disability Research Forum

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For the purposes of facilitating dissemination, below we offer a list of selected publications from DRF Members:

 …to become a DRF member and have your publications listed here all it takes is an email to Rebecca Mallett (r.mallett@shu.ac.uk)

Forthcoming/In Press

  • Chataika, T. et al. (forthcoming) ‘Influencing the Disability Policy Process in Uganda: A Case Study of the Generation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers’. In M. MacLachlan et al. Inclusive Global Health Policy: Context, Process and Context Perspectives.
  • Chataika, T., McKenzie, A. N., Swart, E. and Lyner-Cleophas, M. (forthcoming) ‘Education and training: A vehicle to realising the rights of disabled people in Africa through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – a response for equity’ Disability and Society.
  • Chataika, T., Umeasiegbu, V. and Mpofu, E. (in press) ‘Community Based Rehabilitation’. In E. Mpofu and V. Umeasiegbu (eds.) Rehabilitation Counselling: Core Practices, Harare: Zimbabwe Open University Press.
  • Lewthwaite, S. and Swan, H. (forthcoming) ‘Disability, Web Standards and the Majority World’. In S. Zdenek and L. Meloncon (eds.) Rhetorical AccessAbility: At the Intersection of Technical Communications and Disability Studies.
  • Wazakili, M, Chataika, T., Mji, G., Dube, A.K. and MacLachlan, M. (in press) ‘The Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Poverty Reduction Policies and Instruments: Initial Impressions from Malawi and Uganda’. In B. Ingstad and A. H. Eide (eds.) Disability and Poverty: A Global Challenge, Bristol: Policy Press.


  • Hodge, N. (2012) ‘Counselling, autism and the problem of empathy’ British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, pp.1-12
  • Mallett, R. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) Commodifying Autism: The Cultural Contexts of ‘Disability’ in the Academy’ in D. Goodley, B. Hughes and L. Davis. (eds.) Disability and Social Theory: New Developments and Directions, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.33-51.
  • Mathers, A., Thwaites, K., Simkins, I. and Mallett, R. (2012) ‘Beyond participation: The practical application of an empowerment process to bring about environmental and social change’ Journal of Human Development, Disability, and Social Change 19:3.
  • Slater, J. (2012a) ‘Self-advocacy and socially just pedagogy’ Disability Studies Quarterly 31:1 [online].
  • Slater, J. (2012b) ‘Youth for sale: Using critical disability perspectives to examine the embodiment of ‘youth’ Societies 2:3, pp.195-209
  • Waltz, M. (2012) ‘Images and narratives of autism within charity discourses’ Disability and Society, 27:2, pp.219-233.


  • Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011a) ‘Something in the air? Creativity, culture and community’, Research in Drama Education, 16 (1)
  • Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011b) ‘The violence of disablism’ Journal of Sociology of Health and Illness, 33:4, pp.602-17.
  • Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011c) ‘Problematising policy: conceptions of ‘child’, ‘disabled’ and ‘parents’ in social policy in England’ International Journal of Inclusive Education 15 :1, pp. 71-85.
  • Lewthwaite, S. (2011) ‘Viewpoint: Critical Approaches to Accessibility for Technology Enhanced Learning’ Learning, Media and Technology 36:1
  • McGuire, A. (2011) ‘Representing Autism: A Sociological Examination of Autism Advocacy’ Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture and Social Justice 35:2
  • McGuire, A. and Michalko, R. (2011) ‘Minds between us: Autism, mindblindness and the uncertainty of communication’, Journal of Educational Philosophy and Theory. 43:2, pp. 162-177.
  • Runswick-Cole, K. (2011a) ‘Time to end the bias towards inclusive education?’ British Journal of Special Education, 38:3, pp. 112-120.
  • Runswick-Cole, K. (2011b) ‘Interviews’ in Bannister, P. (ed) Qualitative Methods in Psychology 3rd Edition, Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Runswick-Cole, K. (2011c) ‘Ethnography’ in Bannister, P. (ed) Qualitative Methods in Psychology 3rd Edition, Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2011) ‘The ‘Big Society’: a dismodernist critique’, Disability and Society 26:7, pp.881-885.


  • Chataika, T. (2010) ‘Inclusion of Disabled Students in Higher Education in Zimbabwe’. In J. Lavia and M. Moore (eds.) Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Policy and Practice: Decolonizing Community Contexts. New York: Routledge, pp.116 -131.
  • Checkley, R., Hodge, N., Chantler, S., Holmes, K. and Reidy, L. (2010) ‘What children on the autism spectrum have to ‘say’ about using high tech voice output communication aids (VOCAs) in an educational setting’ Journal of Assistive Technologies 4:1, pp.25-37.
  • Douglas, P. (2010) ‘Problematizing’ inclusion: Education and the question of autism’ Pedagogy, Culture and Society 18: 105-121.
  • Haydon-Laurelut, M. and Nunkoosing, K. (2010) ‘I want to be listened to: Systemic Psychotherapy with a man with intellectual disability and his paid supporters’ Journal of Family Therapy 32, pp.73-86. (pdf)
  • Hodge, N. and Chantler, S. (2010) ‘It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you question, that’s what gets results’ Support for Learning 25:1, pp.11-15.
  • Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2010) ‘Emancipating Play: Dis/abled Children, Development and Deconstruction’ Disability and Society.
  • Kelly, B., Lewthwaite, S. and Sloan, D. (2010) ‘Developing Countries; Developing Experiences: Approaches to Accessibility for the Real World’. In Proceedings of the 2010 International Cross Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A). New York: Association for Computing Machinery.
  • Madriaga, M. (2010) ‘‘I avoid pubs and the student union like the plague’: Students with Asperger Syndrome and their negotiation of university spaces’ Children’s Geographies 8:1, pp.23-34.
  • Madriaga, M. and Goodley, D. (2010) ‘Socially-just pedagogies and Asperger Syndrome in Higher Education’, International Journal of Inclusive Education 14:2, pp.115-131.
  • Madriaga, M. (2010) ‘Why US nationalism should never be considered Postnationalist’, National Identities 12:1, pp.81-94.
  • Madriaga, M. and Mallett, R. (2010) ‘Images of Criminality, Victimisation and Disability’ in S. G. Shoham, P. Knepper and M. Kett (eds.) International Handbook of Victimology, Taylor and Francis, pp.585-610.
  • Madriaga, M., A. Walker, K. Hanson, C. Heaton, H. Kay, and S. Newitt (2010) ‘Confronting similar challenges: Disabled and nondisabled students’ learning and assessment experiences’, Studies in Higher Education 35:6, pp. 647-658.
  • Mallett, R. (2010) ‘Claiming Comedic Immunity: Or, What Do You Get When You Cross Contemporary British Comedy with Disability?’, Review of Disability Studies 6:3. [Available at: http://www.rds.hawaii.edu/downloads/]
  • Mallett, R. (2010) ‘DVD Review: The Portrait of a Disabled Man: Gazes of the History of People with DisabilitiesJournal of Research in Special Educational Needs (JORSEN) 10:3, p.255.
  • Mallett, R. (2010) ‘Book Review: Gary Presley, Seven Wheelchairs: A Life Beyond Polio. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 4:1, pp.103-108
  • Mathers, A. (2010) ‘Road to inclusion’ Learning Disability Today, November: 34–36.
  • McGuire, A. (2010) ‘Disability, non-disability and the politics of mourning: Rethinking the ‘we’‘ Disability Studies Quarterly, 30:3/4.
  • Runswick-Cole, K. (2010) ‘Living with Dying and Disabilism: Death and Disabled Children’ Disability and Society.
  • Titchkosky, T. (2010) ‘The Not-Yet-Time of Disability in the Bureaucratization of University Life’ Disability Studies Quarterly, 30:3/4.


  • Haydon-Laurelut, M. (2009) ‘Systemic Therapy and the social relational model of disability: Enabling practices with people with intellectual disability’ Clinical Psychology and People with Learning Disability 7:3, pp.6-13. (pdf)
  • Hodge, N. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2009) Parent-professional partnerships in education: what’s the problem? Cerebra Bulletin, Spring, pp.18-19. [Available here.]
  • Hodgkins, S.L. and Baility, S. (2009) ‘The Discursive Construction and Invalidation of Disability’. In C.A. Marshall, E. Kendall, M. Banks, and R.M.S. Gover (eds.) Disabilities: Insights From Across Fields and Around the World, Westport, CT: Praeger Press, Vol 1. [For an electronic copy please email Stephen Hodgkins at stephen.hodgkins@disabilitylib.org.uk]
  • Mallett, R. (2009) ‘‘Choosing ‘Stereotypes’: Debating the Efficacy of (British) Disability-Criticism’ Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs (JORSEN) 9:1, pp.4-11.
  • McGuire, A. and Michalko, R. (2009) ‘Minds between us: Autism, mindblindness and the uncertainty of communication’ Journal of Educational Philosophy and Theory.
  • Runswick-Cole, K. and Hodge, N. (2009) ‘Needs or rights? A challenge to the discourse of special education’ British Journal of Special Education 36:4, pp.198-203.
  • Titchkosky, T. (2009) ‘Disability images and the art of theorizing normality’ International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 22:1, pp.75-84.


  • Edmonds, G. and Beardon, L. (2008) (eds.) Asperger Syndrome and Employment: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome, London/Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Haydon, M. (2008) ‘Ooh, where did that come from?: Celebrating systemic practice in services for adults with intellectual disability’ Context: The Magazine for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, 100, pp. 16-17. (pdf)
  • Hodge, N. (2008) ‘Evaluating Lifeworld as an emancipatory methodology’ Disability and Society 23:1, pp.29-41.
  • Hodge, N. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2008) ‘Problematising parent-professional partnerships in education’ Disability and Society 23:6, pp.637-649.
  • Martin, N., Beardon, L., Hodge, N. and Madriaga, M. (2008) ‘Towards an inclusive environment for university students who have Asperger’s syndrome’, The Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education, 1.
  • Mathers, A. R. (2008) ‘Hidden voices: the participation of people with learning disabilities in the experience of public open space’ Local Environment, 13:6, pp.515 – 529.
  • Runswick-Cole, K. (2008) ‘Between a rock and a hard place: parents’ attitudes to theinclusionof their children with special educational needs in mainstream schools’ British Journal of Special Education 35:3, pp.173-180.
  • Ryan, S. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2008) ‘From advocate to activist? Mapping the experiences of mothers of disabled children’ Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Ryan, S. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2008) Repositioning Mothers: Mothers, Disabled Children and Disability Studies. Disability and Society 23:3, pp. 199-210.
  • Titchkosky, T. (2008) ‘Disability: A Rose by Any Other Name?” People-First” Language in Canadian Society’ Canadian Review of Sociology38:2, pp.125-140.


  • Hunter, C. Hodge, N., Nixon, J. and Parr, S. (2007) ‘Anti-social behaviour and disability – the response of social landlords’ People, Place and Policy Online. CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. [Available at: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/821/]
  • Mallett, R., Runswick-Cole, K. and Collingbourne, T. (2007) ‘Guide for accessible research dissemination: Presenting research to everyone’ Disability and Society 22:2, pp.205-207.
  • Mathers, A. (2007) ‘Approaches of inclusivity Part 1: Listening to and understanding the voices of people with learning disabilities in the planning and design process in S. Porta, K. Thwaites, O. Romice and M. Greaves (eds,) Urban Sustainability Through Environmental Design: Approaches to Time-people-place Responsive Urban Spaces, London: Taylor and Francis.
  • Mutepfa, M. M., Mpofu, E. and Chataika, T. (2007). ‘Inclusive Education Practices in Zimbabwe: Curriculum, Family and Policy Issues’ Childhood Education 83, pp.342-346.
  • Nixon, J., Hodge, N., Hunter, C. and Parr, S. (2007) Anti-social behaviour and disability in the UK. People, Place and Policy Online. CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. [Available at: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/808/]
  • Titchkosky, T. (2007a) Reading and Writing Disability Differently: The Textured Life of Embodiment, Buffalo/London: University of Toronto Press.
  • Titchkosky, T. (2007b) ‘Governing Embodiment: Technologies of Constituting Citizens with Disabilities’ Disability and Society 28:4, pp.517-542.


  • Hodge, N. (2005) Reflections on diagnosing autism spectrum disorders. Disability and Society, 20: 3, pp.345-351 .


  • McGuire, A. (2004) ‘Response-ability: The Possibility and Necessity of Bearing Witness to the Testimonials of the Gray Zone’ Hinge: A Journal of Contemporary Studies. Spring, pp.38-69.


  • Badza, A., Chataika, T. and Mapepa, P. (2003). Ophthalmology, Orientation and Mobility of People with Visual Disabilities: Module SPED304. Harare: Zimbabwe Open University.
  • Titchkosky, T. (2003) Disability, Self and Society, Buffalo/London: University of Toronto Press.

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