Dr Rebecca Fish

Research Associate

Research Overview

My ESRC funded PhD study (awarded forthwith in 2015) looked at the experiences of service users and staff at a women's forensic learning disability service. My previous research focussed on experiences of self-harm and restraint from a staff and service user perspective. Some of my research has been featured in the NICE guidance for longer term management of self-harm. I am interested in creative and inclusive research methods, feminist and disabiity research.

A feminist ethnography of secure wards for women with learning disabilities: Locked Away
Fish, R.M. 18/11/2017 London : Routledge. 178 p. ISBN: 9781138088269. Electronic ISBN: 9781315109985.
Book

‘Behind this wall’ – Experiences of seclusion on locked wards for women
Fish, R.M. 2/11/2017 In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research.
Journal article

"Tell me what they do to my body": A survey to find out what information people with learning disabilities want with their medications
Fish, R., Hatton, C., Chauhan, U. 09/2017 In: British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 45, 3, p. 217-225. 9 p.
Journal article

Intellectual disability and being human: a care ethics model
Fish, R.M. 07/2017 In: Disability and Society. 32, 7, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Gendered experiences of physical restraint on locked wards for women
Fish, R.M., Hatton, C.R. 06/2017 In: Disability and Society. 32, 6, p. 790-809. 20 p.
Journal article

Already doing it: intellectual disability and sexual agency
Fish, R. 13/02/2017 In: Disability and Society. 32, 3, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Friends and family: regulation and relationships on the locked ward
Fish, R.M. 16/12/2016 In: Disability and Society. 31, 10, p. 1385-1402. 18 p.
Journal article

'They've said I'm vulnerable with men': doing sexuality on locked wards
Fish, R.M. 09/2016 In: Sexualities. 19, 5-6, p. 641-658. 18 p.
Journal article

Making visible the futures of learning disabled women
Morgan, H., Fish, R.M. 6/04/2016
Conference paper

Re-imagining the unimagined: making visible the stealth restriction of the futures of learning disabled women in secure settings
Morgan, H., Fish, R.M. 2016
Abstract

My imaginary illness: a journey into uncertainty and prejudice in medical diagnosis
Fish, R. 26/11/2015 In: Disability and Society. 30, 10, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Living at the intersection of disability, gender and deviance
Fish, R.M. 05/2015
Conference paper

Mediating mental health: contexts, debates and analysis
Fish, R. 2014 In: Disability and Society. 29, 2, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Relationships and learning disabled women on locked wards
Fish, R.M. 2014
Conference paper

(Re)thinking violence in health care settings: a critical approach
Fish, R. 1/06/2013 In: Disability and Society. 28, 4, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Women who use secure services: applying the literature to women with learning disabilities
Fish, R. 2013 In: British Journal of Forensic Practice. 15, 3, p. 192-205. 14 p.
Journal article

'Change can only be a good thing': staff views on the introduction of a harm minimisation policy in a forensic learning disability service
Fish, R., Woodward, S., Duperouzel, H. 03/2012 In: British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 40, 1, p. 37-45. 9 p.
Journal article

Minimising harm
Duperouzel, H., Fish, R. 2012 In: Understanding and working with people with learning disabilities who self-injure. London : Jessica Kingsley p. 62-71. 10 p. ISBN: 9781849052085.
Chapter

I can try and do my little bit: training staff about self-injury
Moores, P., Fish, R., Duperouzel, H. 2011 In: Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour. 2, 1, p. 4-7. 4 p.
Journal article

Working with self-harm: accounts of two staff groups
Fish, R., Reid, H. 2011 In: Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour. 2, 4, p. 152-158. 7 p.
Journal article

Hurting no-one else's body but your own: people with intellectual disability who self injure in a forensic service
Duperouzel, H., Fish, R. 11/2010 In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 23, 6, p. 606-615. 10 p.
Journal article

Just another day dealing with wounds: self-injury and the staff client relationship
Fish, R., Duperouzel, H. 1/05/2008 In: Learning Disability Practice. 11, 4, p. 12-15. 4 p.
Journal article

Why couldn’t I stop her?: self injury: the views of staff and clients in a medium secure unit
Duperouzel, H., Fish, R. 03/2008 In: British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 36, 1, p. 59-65. 7 p.
Journal article

The last resort?: staff and client perspectives on physical intervention
Fish, R., Culshaw, E. 06/2005 In: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 9, 2, p. 93-107. 15 p.
Journal article

Cutting doesn't make you die: one woman's views on the treatment of her self-injurious behaviour
Harker-Longton, W., Fish, R. 06/2002 In: Journal of Learning Disabilities. 6, 2, p. 137-151. 15 p.
Journal article

Evaluating a forensic service for people with learning disabilities: comparing approaches
Fish, R., Lobley, J. 06/2001 In: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 5, 2, p. 97-109. 13 p.
Journal article

Working with people who harm themselves in a forensic learning disability service: experiences of direct care staff
Fish, R. 09/2000 In: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 4, 3, p. 193-207. 15 p.
Journal article