Dr Rebecca Lawthom

I am a Reader in Community Practice working across the Psychology department and the Research Institute for Health and Social Change (RIHSC). Recently, I led the Social Work Social Policy UoA submission for the REF 2014.

My research interests are in the areas of community psychology, disability and feminism. I have undertaken research projects which take experiences of marginalisation seriously and works in participatory ways with others to achieve social change. I am interested in qualitative, creative and collaborative methods and have published in this area. I direct the Social Change Centre within RIHSC and am a member of Critical Disability Studies, collaborating with colleagues across recent projects such as:

  • Resilience and disability across the life course
  • Exploring participation in community based arts and health
  • Chinese migrant worker experiences of forced labour