Thursday 09 November 2023

Disability in Research: Impact and History Conference

Taliesin Mall Room, Singleton Campus


The Postgraduate Research Society warmly invites you to: Disability in Research: Impact and History. The conference will take place on Thursday 9th November 2023 in the Taliesin mall room, Singleton Campus 9am- 4:15pm. Everyone welcome!

November is Disability History Month so our conference aim is to discuss all things disability while raising awareness of it. Our speakers range from university staff members to postgraduate research students.

See our programme below to find out more! This is a drop in and out event, so there is no need to stay all day. Anyone can come along and you do not need to be a society member to attend. Lunch will not be provided, but there will be coffee and snacks available for attendees. 

Venue: Taliesin Mall Room

9:00 Arrival/ Opening introductions and housekeeping

9:30 Dr. Aimee Grant ‘The history of Autism: from Nazi genocide to Autistic liberation’ (online via zoom)

9:50 Liz Hayday ‘History of Learning Disability’

10:10 Caitlin Tanner ‘Deafness in Research’

10:30 COFFEE BREAK featuring a display showcase from The Transcription Centre.

11:00 Prof. David Turner ‘How History Helps us to understand Ableism’

11:30 Felicity McKee ‘A Healing Sense of Place: The Importance of Environment in Healing in the Nineteenth Century’

11:50 Gemma Woodhouse ‘Improvise, Adapt, Overcome – A Willing Guinea Pig’

12:10 Kirsty Dawn Hill ‘The way we see it- Insights from an Insider Researcher’


12:30 -14:00 LUNCH


14:00-15:00 SOCIAL HOUR IN TALIESIN STUDIO (SUNKEN PIT) featuring a display showcase from The Transcription Centre.


Taliesin Mall Room

15:00 Isabella Winton ‘Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: Living with a Dynamic and Rare Disability’

15:20 Beth Griffiths ‘First World War Veteran Disability and a Return to Work’

15:40 Clark Seanor ‘ADHD as an Essentially Contested Concept’

16:00 Chloe Morgan ‘Disability vs PhD: The Ultimate Academic Showdown’

16:30 END

Thursday 09 November 2023

9am - 4:30pm

Taliesin Mall Room, Singleton Campus

  • Academic and Employability