Research Projects

Living Life to the Fullest. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Standard Grant.  PI: Dan Goodley (The University of Sheffield), Co-Is: Katherine Runswick-Cole (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Kirsty Liddiard (The University of Sheffield) (April, 2017 – April, 2020)

Enacting Critical Disability Communities in Education. Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant PI Patty Douglas (Guelph) Co-Is: Anne McGuire (Toronto) Katherine Runswick-Cole (Manchester Metropolitan University) Carla Rice (Guelph). (2016-17)

Supporting Youth Offending Teams–activities/send-project/ (2016-17). PI: Peter Hick Team members: Hannah Smithson, Rachel Holmes, Katherine Runswick-Cole. To support implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014, Part 3, S70-75 so that the young offender teams, the youth secure estate and local authorities are supported to effectively identify and meet young offender’s SEN. Department for Education

The meaning(s) of value: Measuring the Impact of Creative Activities upon children and young people with learning disabilities. Funded by BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants June, 2016 – May , 2017) PI: Katherine Runswick-Cole

Connections Workshop and Network Development for Disability and Intimacy Inquiry Social Science and Humanities Research Council Canada (SSHRC) (September, 2015 – March, 2016) PI Anne Fudge (McMaster) Co-I Esther Ignani (Ryerson) Co I Kirsty Liddiard (Sheffield) Co I Katherine Runswick-Cole (MMU)

“Big Society? Disabled people with learning disabilities and civil society” (June, 2013- August, 2015) (Funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, UK)

This project asks how disabled people with learning disabilities are faring in a time of austerity.

“Resilience in the lives of disabled people across the life course” (September, 2011 – January, 2013) (Funded by the UK disability charity, Scope)

This project focused on how to understand and build resilience in the lives of disabled people across the life course

“Does Every Child Matter, Post-Blair?  The Interconnections of Disabled Childhoods” (September, 2010 – Jan, 2011) (Funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, UK)

This project explored the impact of the changes to policy for children from 1997-2010 on disabled children with a focus on education, health, leisure and social care.

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