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Research project

Towards Equal and Active Citizenship

Project overview

This ESRC-funded seminar series focused on participatory research with people with learning disabilities and in particular the challenges related to two complex but relatively under-explored issues in participatory research: involving people with learning disabilities in data analysis, and involving people with learning disabilities who have high support needs. The project critically examined the unacknowledged or underexplored tensions and challenges to what might be considered full or genuine participation by people with learning disabilities in research, and sought to stimulate innovative developments in methods.


Lead researcher

Professor Melanie Nind BEd(Hons), PhD. FAcSS

Professor in Education

Research interests

  • inclusive research
  • learning disability
  • research methods education
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs