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Complexity in our multiple identities: the 2017 Disability Lecture

Disability is one among our many possible identities, but it is one that is often hidden, necessitating constant choices about whether and how to share information. Marie Tidball, Dan Holloway and Torø Graven, who all work for the University, share their individual approaches to disability in personal and professional spheres.

  • Dr Torø Graven is a researcher who is investigating what happens when touch replaces vision as the dominant sense modality. She is a Norwegian who has moved to Oxford for the duration of her 2 year Marie Sklodowska-Curie Career Development Fellowship, and is currently based in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.
  • Dan Holloway is a performance poet, ultra marathon runner and Department Administrator at the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at the University of Oxford.
  • Dr Marie Tidball has just been awarded one of TORCH’s Knowledge Exchange Fellowships.  She is currently a research associate at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. Before completing her doctorate at Oxford, she worked as a journalism trainee at Channel 4 News and as  Policy and Legal Officer at Autism West Midlands.

This event was chaired by Dr Rebecca Surender (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Advocate for Equality and Diversity, University of Oxford).