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Intersectional perspectives: Experiences of Disabled University Employees

Date/Time: Tuesday 6th February 2018, 12:30 - 14:00

Venue: The Boiler House

We are pleased to announce that Professor Kate Sang (Heriot Watt University) and Dr Tom Calvard (Edinburgh University) will be visiting Newcastle on the 6th February to give a presentation on their research into the experiences of disabled university employees. Professor Sang gave an insightful presentation on her research at the National Association of Disabled Staff Networks' Conference in Edinburgh in March 2017 where she talked about the challenges faced by disabled academics and how these could be addressed. Work has progressed since the conference and Kate and Tom have kindly agreed to provide further analysis as part of their talk to us.

A free lunch will be provided from 12.30 with Kate and Tom's presentation running from 13.00.  

For catering purposes, please register using the online form.  Booking will close at 17:00 (5:00 pm) on the 31st of January.

Professor Kate Sang
Kate is a Professor of Gender & Employment Studies in the School of Social Sciences at Heriot Watt University. Recent research includes in-work poverty, disability and gynaecological health conditions in academia, parenting in academia, and neurodiversity in the travel and transport industries. In addition, working with Dr Tom Calvard, Kate has written on 'well-being' and is currently working on an analysis of the Savile inquiries and epistemic injustice. Formerly Kate was the Chair of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association UK & Ireland.
Dr Tom Calvard
Thomas is a lecturer in organisation studies and human resource management (HRM) at the University of Edinburgh Business School in the UK. His research focuses on how organisations and employees make sense of diverse perspectives, viewpoints and boundaries. He has published in various peer-reviewed international outlets, including Management Learning, Organization Science and The International Journal of Human Resource Management. He has recently co-edited a book with Tinu Cornish, entitled The Psychology of Ethnicity in Organisations, published by Palgrave in December 2017.