This project is led by Dr Miro Griffiths. Miro is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow based in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds.
Miro is particularly interested in disabled people's resistance practices and how disabled people understand and engage in disability politics. His doctoral research explored the opportunities and challenges encountered by young disabled people as they engage in UK disability activism and social movements.
Miro teaches on modules exploring disability theory, research methods, and social policy. He is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Disability Studies.
Alongside research, Miro works with disabled people's organisations, human rights institutions, and government departments to support disabled people's participation within society. Miro is:
- an adviser to the UK Government Department of Health and Social Care and Department of Work and Pensions;
- an adviser on disability hate crime to the European Commission;
- and a member of the Fairness and Social Justice Advisory Board within the Liverpool Combined Authority Region;
- a former member of the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission Disability Advisory Committee;
- a former confidential and strategic UK Government advisor.
Miro is currently involved, on a regular basis, with the following disabled people's organisations:
- Alliance for Inclusive Education;
- Disability Positive (formerly known as Cheshire Centre for Independent Living);
- European Network on Independent Living;
- Independent Living Institute Sweden.
Miro regularly contributes to media outlets, and has appeared on:
- BBC North West News;
- BBC Victoria Derbyshire;
- Channel 4 News;
- China Global Television Network;
- Council of Europe Media;
- Digital Disability Podcast;
- LBC Radio;
- Network 67 Society Podcast
- Sky News.
For more information about Miro, please visit his University of Leeds profile page.