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Disability Studies, 'D/deafness' and Bio-ethics

Date: 2 March 2009 Time: 2.00-5.15. pm

CeDR Research Seminar

Monday 2nd March 2009


This seminar brings together established and emerging scholars from disability studies whose work is concerned with the inter-section of Disability Studies, D/deafness and Bio-ethics. The seminar includes research papers and presentations of PhD work in progress.

Venue: Meeting Room 3, IAS building (building 17 on the campus map)

A palentypist will be present for the whole afternoon. If participants are bringing interpreters with them it would be helpful to notify the organiser and presentation outlines can be provided in advance.


2.00 Introduction

2.10 Kristjana Kristiansen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): Nordic and British cooperation in Disability Studieswhy, where and how

2.30 Jackie Leach Scully Paper (University of Newcastle): What a preference means: PGD, the HFE Bill, and the Deaf community

3.15 Laura Doe (CeDR, & Department of Applied Social Science) PhD Presentation: Cochlear Implants and the Deaf Community

3.45 Tea & Coffee

4.00 Patrick Kermit (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): Paper: The bioethical discourse on cochlear implants - contribution to practical decision making or contribution to confusion? A presentation of the discourse and a note on precaution as a guiding principle

4.45 Ann Mette Rekkedal (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): PhD. Presentation: Assistive technology and education for hearing impaired students

5.15 Close


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Hannah Morgan, Bob Sapey

Organising departments and research centres: Applied Social Science, Centre for Disability Research CeDR, Division of Health Research


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