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24 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Miranda Melcher, PhD Candidate and teacher, King's College London
In this episode I talk to the positively dynamic Miranda Melcher who has just submitted her PhD thesis. She chats about her research into learning differences and her important teaching primer. Her Three basic principles for all teaching are:Be specific Be transparentBe mindful An overview of Miranda's principles of inclusive teaching: https://accessibility.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2021/02/08/low-effort-high-impact-how-small-changes-to-your-teaching-can-create-a-more-inclusive-learning-environment/The full inclusive teaching primer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g-4uH_FyU5M5yX4DFUJVIJGKN1qwc9su81kLYgM64dE/edit#heading=h.2e24rti9ma4wIf you are interested in inclusive training workshops, there are more at King’s and maybe more to come elsewhereA talk and discussion about disabilities and neurodiversities in UK higher education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqLprpMZnC4The book Miranda's a co-author of: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030561079
28 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Anne Steinhoff: PhD candidate from Essex University
In this episode, I chat with Anne about her research around experiences of chronically ill people in the workplace, especially around disclosure. We have a look at how COVID-19 has impacted reasonable adjustments, and some worries we have for the future of chronically ill and disabled people in the workplace post-COVID.Some more resources from Anne (if it's paywalled, feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send it through):‘Controlled by food’– lived experiences of coeliac disease, Sverker G. Hensing C. Hallert- https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2005.00591.xQuality of life in coeliac disease: qualitative interviews to develop candidate items for the Coeliac Disease Assessment Questionnaire, Helen Crocker, Crispin Jenkinson, and Michele Peters- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6038864/
23 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Dr Nicoletta Fossati: consultant anaesthetist and honourary reader, St. George's University of London.
In this episode, I speak with Dr Nicoletta Fossati, consultant anaesthetist at St. George's hospital, and honorary reader in clinical education and anaesthesia at St. George's University of London. We chat about navigating one's 'new' identity after becoming suddenly disabled later in life, and the grieving process that accompanies this process. Nicoletta tells us about the perks of being a 'reformed perfectionist' as a disabled clinician and academic.
21 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Nicole Schroeder: PhD candidate and founder of the Disabled Academic Collective
I chat with the amazing Nicole Schroeder, a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia, about her incredible collective. We also discuss the importance of representation of disabled academics in tenure and high-level positions in the academy. Important links mentioned:Nicole's website: https://www.nicoleleeschroeder.com/DAC website: https://disabledacademicco.wixsite.com/mysiteNicole's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nicole_Lee_Sch?s=20DAC Twitter : https://twitter.com/DisabledAcademDEHEM Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisInHigherEdAcademic Ableism: https://www.press.umich.edu/9708836/academic_ableismAbleism in Academia: https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/123203
20 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Ahou Koutchesfahani: PhD candidate from King's College London
I chat with Ahou, a fellow PhD candidate at King's, about the implications of Covid crisis for disabled scholars and the importance of placing anti-ableist reflexivity at the centre of good research practice.
22 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Abbie Russell: Co-Chair of Access King's and Faculty Disability Equality Champion
In this episode I speak to Abbie Russell, the co-chair of Access King's, the Staff Disability Inclusion Network at King's College London. We speak about the importance of peer support and official disability networks for the disabled academic community. Key links from the episode:Access King’s - https://www.kcl.ac.uk/hr/diversity/get-involved/networks/access-kingsTop tips for communicating whilst wearing a face coveringTop tips for accessible online meetingsIoPPN Disability Inclusion Working Group (internal only) - https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/diversity/disability/DisabilityNeurodiversity Toolkit (internal only) - https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/diversity/disability/neurodiversity-toolkit
22 minutes | Sep 5, 2020
Barry Hayward: head of student disability services
In this episode, I speak to Barry Hayward, the head of student disability services at King's College London. We speak about disability as a verb rather than a noun -- it's something done to you by an inaccessible environment.
2 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
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