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Tanvir Bush – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Tanvir Bush is an Associate Research Fellow on the D4D Project (Disability and Community: Dis/engaement, dis/enfranchisement, dis/parity and dissent). The D4D project explores aspects of disability and exclusion. Involving seven universities in the UK and one in the USA, as well as several community arts groups, theatres and other partners, the D4D project is part of the AHRC Connected Communities programme.

Tanvir is currently the chair of the Empathy and Writing research group, an interdisciplinary research group based within the College of Liberal Arts with both local and international members.

Tanvir is also the instigator of the SenseAbility festival - a collaboration between Bath Spa University and The Pound Arts centre.
Her first novel Witch Girl was published in 2015 in South Africa and her second CULL, a dark satire on the current welfare system, was published to critical acclaim in January 2019.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD
  • MA
  • BA (Hons)

Professional memberships

  • Society of Authors

Other external roles

  • Founder and facilitator - Creative Writing Laboratory, a community initiative for health and well-being based at the Springfield Community Centre in Corsham
  • Instigator and co-chair (with Dr Stuart Read) - Disabled Staff Network and Disability Action Group, Bath Spa University.

Contact Tanvir about

  • Information around the D4D project
  • Information about the Disabled Staff Network and Disabilty Action Group, Bath Spa University.
  • General advice and support around disabilty, arts and activism.

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