Centre for Disability Research (CeDR)

specialist research grouping that promotes and conducts high-quality, interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching on disability and disablism.

About us

CeDR is the hub of a network of teaching and research staff across a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, science and technology, management, and health and medicine. CeDR also has close links with a range of local, national and international organisations and groups.

Pride is taken in the impact of our research and scholarship on policy making and social practices in disability arenas – regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Study with us

Our strengths are in the supervision of postgraduate research students. Doctoral research on a wide range of themes and topics is underway: we want to encourage the flourishing of disability studies in all academic disciplines and professions. Before beginning an application, we advise that you contact Hannah Morgan, CeDR Director.

How to apply


Dr Nicola Burns

Professor Eric Emerson
Emeritus Professor

Professor Chris Hatton
Professor of Public Health and Disability

Hannah Morgan
Senior Lecturer

Professor Carol Thomas


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