Stuart Read

Stuart Read


Personal statement

Stuart joined Bath Spa University in 2018 as a Research Fellow in the Institute for Education.

Stuart previously worked at the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, University of Bristol (2015-2018), where he completed research which attempted to understand the lived experiences of disabled students and staff within a university, along with a second project investigating disabled patients’ experiences of accessing reasonably adjusted hospital services.

Prior to joining the University of Bristol, Stuart studied at the University of Exeter, and completed research into identity presentation of disabled people in relation to stigma and support access.

In addition to his academic experience, Stuart has worked with several disability and health organisations around the UK, including Healthwatch Bristol, Hemihelp, Macmillan Cancer Support and Sparkle.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Psychology - University of Exeter
  • MSc, Psychological Research Methods - University of Exeter
  • BSc, Psychology - University of Exeter

Areas of expertise

  • Disability equality and reasonable adjustments
  • Disabled people’s experiences of education
  • Disability identity, stigma and discrimination
  • Transition experiences
  • Inclusive education

Conference presentations

  • Merchant, W., D’Evelyn, S., Read, S., & Williams, V. (2018). “Fostering disability as an asset within the higher education context in the UK.” Poster at the UCL Interdisciplinary Conference on Disability, University College London
  • Read, S., & Heslop, P. (2018). “Disabled people’s experiences of accessing reasonably adjusted hospital care.” Presented at the RCN International Nursing Research Conference and Exhibition, University of Birmingham
  • Read, S., & Turner, S. (2017). “‘Getting Things Changed’: The provision of ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled people by hospital services.” Presented at the ‘What makes the difference? Improving care and treatment for adults with a learning disability’ Conference, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield
  • Read, S., Porter, S., Webb, J., Merchant, W., Reynolds, N., Mason, V., & Williams, V. (2016). “Tackling disabling practices: A panel supporting inquiry in the service of change.” Panel conducted at the Eighth International Disability Studies Conference, Lancaster University
  • Read, S., Morton, T.A., & Ryan, M.K. (2014). “Coping with situational stigma: Identity performance, help-seeking, and well-being in physical disability.” Presented at the European Association of Social Psychology Conference, University of Amsterdam.

Research and academic outputs

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