“Tackling Disabling Practices: co-production and change” (Funded by the ESRC)

Celia Kitzinger is a Co-Investigator on research (funded by the ESRC) called “Tackling Disabling Practices: co-production and change” . The project is led by Dr Val Williams from the University of Bristol.

The purpose of this research is to understand and tackle the practice related barriers faced by disabled people in the UK, in services that fail to adapt to their needs. The objectives that cut through the whole project are to:

  1. identify the barriers facing disabled people in the UK, and understand better how social practices get ‘stuck’;
  2. discuss and connect micro and macro theories of social practice, by applying them within the field of disability;
  3. explore disabled people’s own solutions, and understand better the conditions under which  ‘co-production’ can have an effect on practice;
  4. develop detailed understanding of how organisations and practices can be shifted, on the terms of disabled people themselves;
  5. recommend what can be done by disabled people, practitioners and policy makers to tackle the injustices experienced by disabled people.