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’s one-page profile can be viewed here.
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 Secretary 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. Currently, Miro is:
- a member of the Disability Advisory Committee at the Equality and Human Rights Commission;
- an adviser to the UK Government Department of Health and Social Care;
- 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.
Miro is currently involved, on a regular basis, with the following disabled people’s organisations:
- Alliance for Inclusive Education;
- DaDaFest International;
- 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.
For more information about Miro, please visit his University of Leeds profile page.
Miro’s latest CV can be viewed here.