Stephanie is undertaking an interdisciplinary PhD in Cultural and Disability Studies. Her research considers marginalisation in the UK context, with a prime focus on mental health, ethnicity and intersectionality.
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.
She is the co-founder of Bath Spa's Power:Control reading group, now run by Jillian Sutherland, and she has affiliations with the Centre for Equity, Inclusion and Community, the Empathy and Writing research group and Oxford's Disability Law and Policy project. She is also an associate lecturer at Bath Spa University.
- BA (Hons) Fine Art, Contemporary Practices and Philosophy – First class honours
Moving beyond 'the cheapest kind of understanding': Enriching policy responses to BAME mental health inequality.
This qualitative research is supported by an AHRC funded studentship connected to the D4D research project. My research takes a critical ethnography approach to consider the issue of mental health inequalities experienced by racialised people and people of minority ethnicity and mixed-cultural backgrounds.
- Mental health
- Minority ethnicity
Publications, conferences and presentations
- Difficult situations, difficult decisions: a PhD researcher’s experiences, The ethics of representation workshop, 2019
- ‘The cheapest kind of understanding’: intersectional marginalisation in claiming disability rights?, Nordic Network of Disability Research conference, 2019
- Avoiding presenting ‘the cheapest kind of understanding’, Empathy in Writing workshop, 2019
- Disability: What do we mean?, presentation to Office for Disability Issues, 2019
- UK disability policy: an international stage, presentation to Bristol Jobcentre management meeting, 2018
- The theoretical to the applicable: translating intersectionality in a disability context, presentation to the Government Equalities Office, 2018
- The theoretical to the applicable: translating intersectionality in a disability context, Bath Spa research roundtable, 2018
- Diversity in Disability: Ethnicity and cross-cultural considerations in the UN CRPD examination, presentation to the Office for Disability Issues, 2018
- Diversity in Disability: Ethnicity and cross-cultural considerations in the UN CRPD examination, Oxford University's Disability Law and Policy conference, 2018
- The Nordic Network for Disability Research conference, D4D blog, 2019
- Just theorising, and its implications, D4D blog, 2018
- Where is Disability in all of this?, D4D blog, 2018
- Stephanie Harvey: First steps, D4D blog, 2017
Awards and achievements
- 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.