Ed Res Seminar Series - Understanding disability disclosure in academia

Wednesday 18 May 2022, 12:30pm to 2:00pm



Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Families and young people, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

To register to watch the seminar via Zoom, please email Dee Daglish for the link and password, which will be sent to you a day or two before the seminar.

There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the seminar presentation via Zoom

Here is a link where participants can test their device prior to a Zoom meeting.

Event Details

The seminar focuses on lived experiences of disclosure by academics with invisible disabilities.

Based on a qualitative research study at German universities, it examines how disabled scholars perform and negotiate disability as they develop their careers in academia. It further discusses what implications of disclosure may arise for the disabled individuals. The seminar suggests that neoliberal performance standards strongly affect the disclosure decisions of disabled scholars as these standards amplify ableism and sanism in academia.


Marco Valero Sanchez

Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Marco Valero Sanchez is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. Currently, he is a visiting researcher within REAP at Lancaster University. His research focuses on experiences of disability disclosure, mental health, and ableism in academia.

Contact Details

Name Dee Daglish