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Angharad Butler-Rees

I am a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology, working alongside Dr Stella Chatzitheochari on the Leverhulme study Educational Pathways and Work Outcomes of Disabled Young People in England. Previously, I have worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Inclusion at the University of Southampton, where I undertook research into digital accessibility. Prior to this, I undertook my doctoral studies within the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton. As part of my doctoral studies, I researched disability activism in response to austerity utilising both participatory and biographical methods.

I have a longstanding interest in disability rights, social justice and inclusion. I have previous research experience of working with various disability charities and advocacy organisations, including UCAN Productions, the National League of the Blind and Disabled (NLBD) and Leonard Cheshire Disability.


Butler-Rees, A. 2021. There's No Place for Emotions in Academia: Dealing with the Increasing Pressures and Expectations of the Neoliberal Academy as a Disabled Scholar. In: Brown, N ed. Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education. Bristol: Policy Press.

Butler-Rees, A. and Robinson, N., 2020. Encountering precarity, uncertainty and everyday anxiety as part of the postgraduate research journey. Emotion, Space and Society, 37, 100743.

Lewthwaite, S., Coverdale, A. and Butler-Rees, A., 2020. Teaching accessibility in computer science and related disciplines: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis protocol. Social Science Protocols, 3, 1-11.

Butler-Rees, A. 2017. Vulnerability in Resistance, Gender, Place & Culture, 24:9, 1368-1369.


Angharad Butler-Rees


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