Considering Disability is steered by a team of academics who guide our vision, progress, and publication. Dr. Alison Sheldon is a strong supporter of student academia and regularly devotes her time to teaching and supporting researchers.
Dr Alison Sheldon is a senior teaching fellow in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds. She is a former director of the Centre for Disability Studies (2012-2015) and was the deputy director for the preceding three years (2009-2012). Dr. Sheldon is an executive editor for Disability and Society and her research interests include disability and technology, disability and feminism, disability in higher education and global perspectives on disability. Some of her key publications are:
Sheldon, A. (2014) The future of disability studies, in: Swain, J., French, S., Barnes, C. and Thomas, C. (eds) Disabling Barriers – Enabling Environments (third edition), London: Sage.
Sheldon, A. (2014) Women and disability, in: Swain, J., French, S., Barnes, C. and Thomas, C. (eds) Disabling Barriers – Enabling Environments (third edition), London: Sage.
Sheldon, A. (2006) Disability, in: Harrington, A., Marshall, B. & Müller, H. P. (eds) The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Social Theory, London: Routledge.
Sheldon, A, (2005) One world, one people, one struggle? – Toward the global implementation of the social model of disability, in: Barnes, C. & Mercer, G. (eds) The Social Model of Disability: Europe and the Majority World, Leeds: The Disability Press.
Barnes, C. and Sheldon, A. (2010) Disability, politics and poverty in a majority world context, Disability and Society, 25 (7): 771-782.
Sheldon, A. (2009) Recession, radicalism and the road to recovery? Disability and Society, 24 (5): 209-234.