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#ChooseToChallenge - FBMH International Women’s Day event

17 Feb 2021

"It's all in your head" - The experience of disabled women in higher education

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The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) is marking International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 with an event on Monday, 8 March.

We will be joined by guest speaker Dr Nicole Brown, Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. and Lecturer in Education at the UCL Institute of Education, London.  

Nicole's research focus is on the experience of disabled, chronically ill and/or neurodivergent members of higher education staff. She has presented extensively on cost-benefit analyses of disclosure as well as strategies and initiatives individuals and institutions may employ to bring about attitudinal changes regarding ableism.

In this keynote, titled "It's all in your head": The experience of disabled women in higher education", Nicole will draw on her research with academics with fibromyalgia.

Nicole will be joined by Dr Hema Radhakrishnan, Associate Dean for Social Responsibility, and Vikki Goddard, University PS Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Faculty Director of Operations, FBMH for a Q&A session. 

This year’s IWD theme #ChooseToChallenge focuses on how collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world by choosing to seek out and celebrate women's achievements.

You can show your solidarity in #ChooseToChallenge by taking a photo of you raising your hand high to pledge your support. Why not tag @FBMH_SR in your photos on Twitter.

Everyone is welcome to attend this lecture.

Further information and registration

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any queries about this event please contact srbmh@manchester.ac.uk.