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Stuart Read

Stuart Read

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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

Research outputs

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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Reasonable adjustments for disabled people by healthcare services
article

Turner, S, Read, S, Heslop, P, Tucker, J, Seaton, S and Evans, B (2018) 'Reasonable adjustments for disabled people by healthcare services.' Nursing Standard. ISSN 0029-6570 (Forthcoming)


The hospital provision of reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities: findings from Freedom of Information requests
article

Heslop, P, Read, S and Dunwoodie Stirton, F (2018) 'The hospital provision of reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities: findings from Freedom of Information requests.' British Journal of Learning Disabilities. ISSN 13544187


Being a disabled patient: negotiating the social practices of hospitals in England
article

Read, S, Williams, V, Heslop, P, Mason-Angelow, V and Miles, C (2018) 'Being a disabled patient: negotiating the social practices of hospitals in England.' Social Inclusion, 6 (2). pp. 74-82. ISSN 2183-2803


Negotiating identity: a qualitative analysis of stigma and support seeking for individuals with cerebral palsy
article

Read, S, Morton, T.A and Ryan, M.K (2015) 'Negotiating identity: a qualitative analysis of stigma and support seeking for individuals with cerebral palsy.' Disability and Rehabilitation, 37 (13). pp. 1162-1169. ISSN 0963-8288


Getting things changed - final report
commissioned_report

Williams, V, Webb, J, Dowling, S, Read, S, Miles, C, Heslop, P, Gall, M, Tarleton, B, Merchant, W, Mason-Angelow, V, Steel, M, Turney, D, Tilbury, N, D’Evelyn, S, Trahar, S, Porter, S, Sass, B and Denham, A (2018) Getting things changed - final report. University of Bristol, Bristol.


Getting things changed - final report: reasonably adjusting hospital services
commissioned_report

Read, S, Heslop, P, Turner, S, Miles, C, Mason-Angelow, V and Hatton, C (2018) Getting things changed - final report: reasonably adjusting hospital services. University of Bristol, Bristol.


Hospitals should consistently provide ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled patients. Policy report 28
commissioned_report

Read, S, Heslop, P, Miles, C, Mason-Angelow, V, Turner, S and Hatton, C (2018) Hospitals should consistently provide ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled patients. Policy report 28. University of Bristol, Bristol.


Universities need to develop more inclusive practices to attract and to value disabled staff and students. Policy report 32
commissioned_report

D’Evelyn, S, Mason-Angelow, V, Merchant, W, Porter, S, Read, S and Trahar, S (2018) Universities need to develop more inclusive practices to attract and to value disabled staff and students. Policy report 32. University of Bristol, Bristol.


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