disability research @UEA disability research @UEA


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:


All researchers, students, professionals, service users and members of the public are welcome at our seminars. 

For further information, contact us via disability.research@uea.ac.uk.


Ola Abu Alghaib (MED) Karen Bunning (HSC)
Katherine Deane (HSC) Ruth Hancock (MED)
Jane Hernon (SWK) Jane Hibberd (HSC)
Lee Hooper (MED) Simon Horton (HSC)
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock (DEV) Marcello Morciano (MED)
Bridget Penhale (HSC) Fiona Poland (HSC)
Tom Porter (HSC) Sarah Richardson (HSC)
Charlotte Salter (MED) Anna Smajdor (MED)
Fujian Song (MED) Andrea Stockl (MED)
Hannah Zeilig (HSC)  


Partners and Impact

Partners include:

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.