In contrast to traditional perspectives that study disability in terms of exceptionality (biomedicalism, special needs, diagnosticism), critical disability studies research adopts epistemological and methodological approaches that problematize the idea of disability as pathological and understand disability in terms of being produced by social organisation and cultural contexts. This research paradigm studies disability, and ‘disabled peoples’ lives in historical and contemporary contexts through critique of normalcy and the conditions of social inclusion.


Dr Susan Levy

Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell

Dr Nicole Brown

Dr Genée Marks

Dr Jane Wallman-Girdlestone

Prof Bee Scherer

Dr Huhana Hickey

Dr Santosh Kumar


  • Proposed Modules (1) Masters Framework: Disability Theory and Concepts, (2)Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)
  • Seminar planned