Skip Links | Access/General info | Site Map
Centre for Disability Research Lancaster University home page
Centre for Disability Research (CeDR), Lancaster University, UK
Your are here: Home >

Welcome to the Centre for Disability Research


We are an active Centre for research and teaching on disability and disablism. Pride is taken in the impact of our research and scholarship on policy making and social practices in disability arenas – regionally, nationally and internationally.

Our core members and supporters bring a mix of disciplines, research methods, and skills to the study of disability and disablism. Sociology, psychology and social policy are our particular strengths. But we welcome the ideas and projects brought by other disciplines, perspectives and personal experiences: inclusion dedicated to enhancing the equality and human rights of disabled people is our watchword.

CeDR makes our ideas and skills widely available – especially to:
• disabled people and their organisations
• government departments and a range of agencies
• professionals and employers - in the public, private, and ‘not for profit’ sectors
• international agencies and organisations - such as the World Health Organisation (WHO)

We collaborate with Disability Studies groupings and individuals across the globe.

Please feel free to make contact

The research, consultancy and evaluation that we are currently involved in can be sampled by following the Research link.

If you are interested in opportunities to learn and study – at introductory or advanced levels – follow the Teaching and Learning link. There is a growing community of postgraduate researchers linked to CeDR. We will consider requests for training in service contexts.

CeDR hosts a biennial international disability studies conference. The next conference takes place 9-11 September 2014. More information is available on the conference website.


Carol Thomas<empty>Prof. Carol Thomas is the current CeDR Director

Find out more about our core staff.

To subscribe to the CeDR mailing list please email using the subject 'join cedr mailing list'. The mailing list will provide information about CeDR activities, news and events.



There are no forthcoming events scheduled at present.

| Home | About CeDR | Core Staff | Staff with Disability Interests | Research | Teaching |
| News & Events
| Contact Us | Resources & Publications | Disability Studies Conference |