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Disability and Social Inclusion Seminars

Each year the Division for Health Services Research and Management at City University London runs a series of events and seminars which provide a platform for academics, practitioners and service users to discuss developments on best practice and help promote social inclusion for disabled people and others at risk of social exclusion, through research, teaching and consultancy. Previous topics have included: welfare at work, disability services in an age of austerity, challenges for the third sector, insurance and social inclusion.

These events are free to attend but registration is essential.

All seminars commence at 1pm and finish at 2.15pm.
Any queries or for more information please contact Doria Pilling,

Upcoming seminars

Problems and Solutions in Accessibility and Usability of ICT for Disabled People

  • Gill Whitney, Associate Professor Design for All Research Group School of Science & Technology, Middlesex University
  • Tuesday April 14th, 2015

Migrant Care Workers in the UK and Norway

  • Professor Karen Christensen, Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norway and Professor Ingrid Guldvik, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Lillehammer University College, Norway
  • Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Tackling Unemployment for Blind and Partially Sighted People

  • Alex Saunders, Employment Impact Officer, RNIB
  • Tuesday June 16th, 2015

Action on Hearing Loss: Final Report of the Commission on Hearing Loss

  • Paul Brecknall, Chief Executive, Action on Hearing Loss
  • Tuesday July 7th, 2015

Past seminars

Invisibility of Patients with Learning Disabilities in Hospital

  • Dr. Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Senior Research Fellow in Nursing at St George's, University of London and Kingston University
  • Tuesday March 10th, 2015

The Capability Approach and Disability: Constraints on Disabled People's Participation

  • Dr. Tania Burchardt, Deputy Director, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Policy, LSE
  • Wednesday February 25th 2015
  • Slides

Are Telehealth and Telecare the Answer for Older People with Assisted Living Needs?

  • Dr. Joe Wherton, Research fellow, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Tuesday January 13th 2015
  • Slides

Evaluation of the Time to Change Campaign: Programme to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination against People with Mental Health Problems

  • Dr Claire Henderson, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Health Services and Population Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London
  • Tuesday December 9th, 2014
  • Slides

Fit for Purpose: Reforming Employment Support for Disabled People and Those with Health Conditions

  • Tony Wilson, Policy Director, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion
  • Thursday November 13th, 2014
  • Slides

Self-management of Long-Term Conditions

  • Dr Hayley McBain, Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, City University London
  • Tuesday October 14th, 2014
  • Slides

The Thinkwell Website - Enablement Actions for Patients' and Public Understanding of Health Research

  • Amanda Burls, Professor Public Health, Division of Health Services Research and Management, City University London
  • Tuesday 15th July 2014
  • Slides

Quality of Life and Psychological Well-being in Long-Term Chronic Conditions

  • Lorna Rixon, Research Fellow, Division of Health Services Research and Management, City University London
  • Tuesday 1st July 2014

Future of Social Care

  • Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive Scope
  • Tuesday 13th May 2014
  • Slides

Overview of Research and Development of Assistive Technology in the UK

  • Aidan Parr, Senior Researcher, Foundation for Assistive Technology
  • Tuesday 11th March 2014
  • Slides

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Shared Decision Making and Social Inclusion for People with Mental Health Difficulties

  • Professor Shula Ramon, Anglia Ruskin and Hertfordshire Universities and Sarah Rae, service user trainer and researcher, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Tuesday 11th February 2014
  • Slides

For Mac users, please note that the recording is supported only by Mozilla Firefox. 

Sociology of Long-term Disabling Conditions

  • Sasha Scambler, Lecturer in Sociology, King's College, London
  • Tuesday 14th January 2014
  • Slides

'Mind Yourself' - Neurological Self-management

  • Paul Barrett, Brain Injury Researcher and Former Director of Irish Brain Injury Association, Brí.
  • Tuesday 10th December 2013
  • Slides

For Mac users, please note that the recording is supported only by Mozilla Firefox.

The Value of Social Support in Accessing Education and Employment for People with Mental Health Problems

  • Jonathan Leach, Lecturer Open University and Chair of Tandem, a Mental Health Befriending Organisation In Oxford
  • Tuesday 19th November 2013
  • Slides

For Mac users, please note that the recording is supported only by Mozilla Firefox.

Increasing Employment of People with Mental Health Problems

  • Miles Rinaldi, Head of Recovery and Social Inclusion at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Tuesday 15th October 2013
  • Slides

Childhood Disability and Social Disadvantage

  • Colin Low, Lord Low of Dalston CBE, Vice President RNIB
  • Tuesday 16th July 2013
  • Room B307B
  • Transcript of presentation available here

The Effectiveness of Telehealth and Telecare: Psychological and Social Outcomes of the Whole System Demonstrator Project

  • Shashi Hirani, Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, Health Services Research and Management Division, City University London
  • Tuesday 11th June 2013
  • Room AG11
  • Slides

Recovery, Personalisation and Personal Budgets

  • Vidhya Alakeson, Director of Research and Strategy, Resolution Foundation and Rachel Perkins, OBE, Freelance Consultant and Chair of Equality 2025
  • Tuesday 14th May 2013
  • Room AG03
  • Slides

Employment, Social Inclusion and People with Learning Difficulties

  • Lee Humber, Lecturer, Department of Clinical Health Care, Oxford Brookes University
  • Tuesday 9th April 2013
  • Room C300
  • Slides

Vocational Rehabilitation after Traumatic Head Injury

  • Dr Andy Tyerman, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist / Head of Service
  • Community Head Injury Service, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Tuesday 12th February 2013
  • Convocation Suite
  • Slides

The Effects of Welfare Reform on Disabled People

  • Sue Royston, Social Policy Officer, Citizen's Advice Bureau
  • Tuesday January 15th 2013
  • Room A111
  • Slides

Working collaboratively with service users and carers on mental health nursing research

  • Alan Simpson, Professor of Collaborative Mental Health Nursing, City University London
  • Tuesday 11th December 2012
  • Slides

Hearing loss in the workplace

  • Laura Matthews, Senior Research and Policy Officer, Action on Hearing Loss
  • Tuesday 13th November 2012
  • Slides

TUC Policy on Disability Issues

  • Peter Purton, Disability and LGBT Officer, TUC
  • Tuesday 9th October 2012
  • Handouts

Previous seminars.