Stephanie Harvey

Stephanie Harvey

  • PhD student, Cultural and Disability Studies
  • Email: stephanie.harvey16@bathspa.ac.uk
  • School or Department: Institute for Education
  • Campus: Newton Park
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Personal statement

Stephanie is undertaking an interdisciplinary PhD in Cultural and Disability Studies. She focuses on the impact of the intersection of (primarily) disability and minority ethnicity exclusion and marginalisation. 

Her work links to the D4D research project, led by Martin Levinson. Her previous career focused on UK and international disability policy issues; this experience informs her research.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hon) Fine Art, Contemporary Practices and Philosophy – 1st Class Honours

Thesis title

The intersection of disability and minority ethnicity: impacts on the process of exclusion and marginalization.

Research supervisors

Professor Martin LevinsonBen SimmonsLucy Burke (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Research overview

This qualitative research is supported by an AHRC funded studentship connected to the D4D research project. My research will consider how being at the intersection of minority ethnicity and disability (here with regards to a long-term mental health condition) impacts on exclusion and marginalization.

I will work with adults in London and Bristol to explore this area, taking a participatory action and co-production approach. My research methods will include using arts-based process in an effort to explore and address hermenuetical difficulties that might arise from being at the intersections of minority groups.

Research interests

  • Disability
  • Intersectionality
  • Mental health
  • Biopower

Awards and achievements

  • Presented at Oxford University's Disability Law and Policy conference, 2018 
  • Local Compact Award, Advancing Equality, 2015
  • Exhibitor, Poetry beyond text: Vision, Text and Cognition, a touring exhibition ending at the Royal Scottish Academy, 2011
  • Exhibitor, Next Generation exhibition, Glasgow, 2009. 



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