Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


Mar 15
18:00 - 19:00
Prenatal diagnosis: reactions of people with learning disabilities and their families.
Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture|Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture|Jim Mansell Memorial Lecture

Prof Shakespeare's key research interest is qualitative research about the lives of disabled people and the barriers that they face. He has led projects about disability and sexuality, life as a disabled child, quality of life in restricted growth and is currently working on an ESRC funded project on social relationships in personal assistance, and on an ESRC/DFID funded project on the disability and development gap.  In recent years, he has also led several small research projects on aspects of mental health recovery and well-being.  His secondary interest is social and ethical aspects of genetics and bioethics and he has led projects about how people make ethical decisions, and about the provision of balanced information in antenatal screening. Prof Shakespeare has written books on disability and sexuality, relational approaches to disability, and genetic politics.

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Darwin College,
University of Kent,
United Kingdom


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Last Updated: 04/12/2014