University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of Education

Using Community Psychology and Disability Studies for Social Justice

6th April 2015


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School of Education, Malaysia Campus invites you to attend a seminar entitled 'Using Community Psychology and Disability Studies for Social Justice'.  

Can we be humane in humane times? The changing times, whether austerity measures, here in the UK or globalisation more widely entail big changes for the way we think about and do research. In this talk, Rebecca will present the benefit of working with and through others in a collective approach. She draws on her communities of inquiry to help address the questions of human beings and being humane in opposition to locating ‘revolting subjects’.

She will be using ideas of community of practice, community psychology,disability studies, and co-production to explore this. The seminar draws on research around disability and inclusion, migrant workers, and community organising: How might we collectively think about the communities we work with and live in to secure a future with social justice?

In the second part of the seminar, Rebecca will present findings of an ESRC project that she's leading, Disabled people in civil society. The seminar will conclude with a facilitated discussion around inclusion issues in Malaysia. 

 6 April 2015, Monday
Time: 14:00 to 17:00
Venue: DB38 
             The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
             Jalan Broga 43500 Semenyih Selangor Darul Ehsan

About the speaker: 
Rebecca is a Professor in Community Psychology, Psychology Department at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research interests are in the areas of community psychology, disability and feminism. She has undertaken research projects which take experiences of marginalisation seriously and works in participatory ways with others to achieve social change. Rebecca is interested in qualitative, creative and collaborative methods and have published in this area. She directs the Social Change Centre within the Research Institute for Health and Social Change (RIHSC) and is a member of Critical Disability Studies, collaborating with colleagues across recent projects such as: 

  • Resilience and disability across the life course
  • Exploring participation in community based arts and health
  • Chinese migrant worker experiences of forced labour

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University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

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