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Keynote Speakers

Chris GroverChris Grover, Lancaster University, UK

Title: Social (in)security, disability and neo-liberalism

Chris Groveris Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of Applied Social Science at Lancaster University. Chris is also a member of the Centre for Disability Research (CeDR). Chris' research interests include social security, income maintenance and labour market policy and their implications for disabled people.


Chris GroverRob Imrie, Kings College London, UK

Title: Universalism, universal design and equitable access to the built environment

Rob Imrie is Professor of Geography at King's College London. Rob's research interests include the geographies of disability and the build environment.



Chris GroverKristjana Kristiansen, NTNU, Norway

Title: The ontology of insanity: whose version of reality is real?

Kristjana is Professor at the Norweigan University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Social Work and Health Science. Her research interests are in disability studies, mental health and qualitative methodologies.



Chris GroverSonali Shah, University of Leeds, UK

Title: Aspirations to Success: the winding road of employment for disabled people

Sonali is Research Fellow at the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds. Her research adopt different qualitative methodologies to examine the impact of public policy on the private lives of disabled people over historical time and in an international context.


We hope to provide a live webcast of the keynote presentations and to make the videos available on the conference archive after the event.


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