Staff Profile: Dr. Liz Ellis
Health and Social Care
I’m passionate about getting people involved in social research and believe social theory should be accessible. My key interests (other than research) are disability studies and the sociology of health.
Before entering education, I worked supporting young and usually disabled people to access education and providing care for older disabled people. My interest in disability was consolidated and politicised when I became a student, leading me to take emancipatory and co-productive approaches to research at postgrad and PhD level. I have presented my work widely, both in the UK and abroad.
Liz is interested in qualitative and innovative research involving meaningful and inclusive co-production that benefits disabled people and wider society.
Member of the Social History of Learning Disabilities research group at the Open University and the Learning Disability Alliance
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