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Disability policy in relation to education, employment, social care, social welfare and criminal justice.

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Career details

I am a Lecturer in Criminology at Lancaster University. I have taught on the Criminology degree courses in the Department of Applied Social Science here at Lancaster since 1998. I currently convene one full unit second year module 'Understanding Criminal Justice'.

My PGCE was specifically related to the teaching of children with special needs and I have wide experience of working with people with physical and learning disabilities.

 

 

Research Interests

Recent research experience;

  • Associate Researcher with the ESRC TLRP research project into the learning experience of disabled students in Higher Education, for Lancaster University and The University of Central Lancashire
  • Associate Researcher with the Researching Equity, Access and Participation (REAP) research group in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University
  • REAP: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/reap/
  • Member of The Applied Social Science Unit for Research & Evaluation (ASSURE) through which I am undertaking research in relation to Learning Disability Services in partenership with the Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University

My work is focused around the government's social inclusion agenda. The research methods used include surveys, interviews, focus groups and action research. Recent publications include theoretical analyses of government policy in relation to disability and education and employment.

Current Teaching

I currently convene one full unit module on the Criminology Degree;

ASSc 218 Understanding Criminal Justice: this course aims to provide an introduction to the policies and practice of the police, courts, prisons and probation service

Research Interests

My PGCE was specifically related to the teaching of children with special needs and I have wide experience of working with people with physical and learning disabilities.

Recent research experience

Associate Researcher with the ESRC TLRP research project into the learning experience of disabled students in Higher Education, for Lancaster University and The University of Central Lancashire

Associate Researcher with the Researching Equity, Access and Participation (REAP) research group in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University

Member of Lancaster University Centre for Disability Research

I have undertaken a broad range of applied social research within the areas of disability, with specific regard to employment, teaching and learning in Higher Education, and widening participation in education

My work is focused around the government's social inclusion agenda. The research methods used include surveys, interviews, focus groups and action research. Recent publications include theoretical analyses of government policy in relation to disability and education and employment.

 

2013

A right not to work and disabled people

Grover, C. & Piggott, L. 2013 In: Social and Public Policy Review. 7, 1, p. 25-39 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Disability and social (in)security: emotions, contradictions of ‘inclusion’ and employment and support allowance

Grover, C. & Piggott, L. 07/2013 In: Social Policy and Society. 12, 3, p. 369-380 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Employment and Support Allowance:capability, personalisation and disabled people in the UK

Grover, C. & Piggott, L. 2013 In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 15, 2, p. 170-184 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Prosecuting disability hate crime

Piggott, L. 2011 In: People, Place and Policy Online. 5, 1, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

From incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance: social sorting, sickness and impairment and social security

Grover, C. & Piggott, L. 2010 In: Policy Studies. 31, 2, p. 265-282 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Retrenching Incapacity Benefit: Employment Support Allowance and paid work.

Piggott, L. A. & Grover, C. 04/2009 In: Social Policy and Society. 8, 2, p. 159-170 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Social security, employment and disabled people: critical reflections on A new deal for welfare

Grover, C. & Piggott, L. 2007 In: Disability and Society. 22, 7, p. 733-746 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Disability and transitions from education to work

Piggott, L. A. & Houghton, A. 7/09/2007 In: International Journal of Lifelong Education. 26, 5, p. 573-587 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Managerialism and equalities: tensions within widening access policy and practice for disabled students in UK universities.

Piggott, L. A., Fuller, M., Riddell, S. & Weedon, E. 10/2007 In: Higher Education. 54, 4, p. online

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Disabled people, the reserve army of labour and welfare reform

Grover, C. & Piggott, L. A. 12/2005 In: Disability and Society. 20, 7, p. 705-717 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Out of touch: local government and disabled people's employment needs.

Piggott, L. A. & Sapey, B. J. 10/2005 In: Disability and Society. 20, 6, p. 599-611 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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