Disability Research @UEA is a multi-disciplinary network of scholars interested in applied research in the fields of disability and ageing. Participants come from development studies, health economics, medical sociology, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, social work and other academic disciplines, as well as from disabled people's organisations, voluntary organisations, and statutory services in the region.
Members of the Disability-Research@UEA network made a substantial contribution to the UEA Social Work and Social Policy Unit of Assessment in REF2014, which was ranked fourth among all UK Social Work/Social Policy returns, with a grade point average of 3.38. This was the best result of all UEA submissions.
Recent relevant research projects include:
Personal Assistance Relationships: ESRC-funded project (2014-2017) (Personal Assistance Relationships Blog)
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Equal Lives, the disabled people's organisation for Norfolk, Conversation Partners, a network of stroke survivors.
Sing Your Heart Out, a choir for people with mental health conditions.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Recovery College, an innovative co-produced mental health service from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust.
Conversation Partners, a group for people with aphasia.
Members of the network have presented research and/or given evidence at Parliamentary International Development Select Committee Disability and Development Consortium, United Kingdom Parliament (Committee on International Development), United Nations, and the World Health Organization. View the full report here.
We have also made contributions to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Disability Matters e-learning website.