Dr Katherine Runswick-ColeSenior Research Fellow

Awards

  • Visiting Fellow, London South Bank University
  • Outstanding Researcher/Knowledge Exchange, Manchester Metropolitan University Staff Awards, 2013
  • Knowledge Exchange Project Award Winner, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013
  • Exemplary Researcher Award, Research Institute for Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2010
  • "Top Cited Article" Certificate awarded by Taylor Francis for Ryan, S. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2008) Repositioning Mothers: Mothers, Disabled Children and Disability Studies, Disability and Society, 23 (3): 199-210

Specialist Areas

  • Disability Studies
  • Psychology

Research Interests

Katherine is Research Fellow in Disability Studies and Psychology. Katherine's research has mainly focused on the lives of disabled children and their families and draws on a critical disability studies perspective. Recent research projects include: Does Every Child Matter, post-Blair? The interconnections of disabled childhoods (ESRC); Resilience in the Lives of Disabled People Across the Life Course (Scope); and Evaluating the role of adoption activity days in the family finding process (British Association of Adoption and Fostering).

Research Projects

  • Big Society? Disabled People with Learning Disabilities and Civil Society, Economic and Social Research Council (June 2013 - June 2015)
  • Feasibility Study to develop an digital toolkit for resilience, MMU Knowledge Exchange Innovation Fund (September - December 2012)
  • Resilience in the lives of disabled people across the life course, Scope (November 2011 - July 2012)
  • Evaluation of Adoption Activity Days, British Association of Adoption & Fostering (September 2011 - October 2012)
  • Does Every Child Matter, post-Blair? The interconnections of disabled childhoods, Economic and Social Research Council (September 2010 - January 2011)

Professional Body Membership and Activity

Journal Reviewer

  • British Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • The British Journal of Special Education
  • Children & Society
  • Sociology: Compass
  • Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
  • Child, Work and Family
  • Journal of Social Inclusion
  • Journal of Social Work
  • Societies
  • Journal of Sociology of Health & Illness

Conference Organiser

  • Child, Youth and Family Conference International Conference
  • Theorziing Normalcy and the Mundane International Conference

External Examiner

Liverpool Hope University UG and Master Special Educational Needs and/or Disability programme

Editorships and Consultancies

  • Editorial Board - Disability & Society
  • Voice editor - Community, Work & Family

Consultancy

  • Steering group member, Derbyshire County Council/Hope Valley College Post-16 provision for students with LD/D, 2010-11
  • Advisor to Mencap's My Life consultation, 2012-
  • Steering group member, SEND Pathfinder, Manchester City Council, 2012-

Impact

My research with colleagues has achieved direct impacts on the provision of services and practice for disabled children, young people and adults and their families and allies.

My work (Runswick-Cole, 2007) has been cited in government's green paper Support & Aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability (DfE, 2011) which underpinned the changes in the Children & Families Bill.

In 2010, my paper on the lives of mothers of disabled children (Ryan & Runswick-Cole, 2008) was awarded a 'top cited' certificate by the journal Disability & Society.

The Educational Rights Alliance has used my work on discourse and education to underpin its campaign for the rights of children labelled with Special Educational Needs. (Runswick-Cole & Hodge, 2009)

The Evaluation of Adoption Activity Days for the British Association of Adoption & Fostering carried out with Lawthom (MMU) and Goodley (Sheffield) was part of the process of change in family finding approaches adopted in the Children & Families Bill, 2014.

The DfE also used findings from another Does Every Child Matter, post-Blair? The interconnections of disabled childhoods (with Goodley, Sheffield), as part of an on-line training package for teachers of pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities (Runswick-Cole, 2010). As part of the same research project, the MMU team were invited by the Derbyshire Parent Forum to evaluate short break provision for disabled children in Derbyshire and present their findings at the Parent Forum conference in 2011. Another part of the same project involved evaluating the performance Something in the Air? for the Oily Cart Theatre Company – a play using multi-sensory approaches to engage even children whose disabilities normally prevent such engagement. Oily Cart used the MMU evaluation to secure a Children In Need grant in 2013 to enable them to deliver further such work. The evaluation also helped Oily Cart secure funding from other charities and the Arts Council of England. The College of Social Work, a professional body that exists to ensure the highest possible standards in social work, quoted the post Blair findings on disabled children and identity in its 2013 Curriculum Guide: Disability, which provides guidance on the content of social work degree programmes.

As a result of the post-Blair project, Dan Goodley and I were invited to speak at the first Office for Disability Issues Evidence Gathering Day in 2011, attended by around 100 delegates from different government departments.

Our work (Goodley and Runswick-Cole, 2011) was also used by the Leeds Educational Psychology Team (part of Leeds City Council) in 2012 as part of their work supporting the professional development of practitioners.

The Resilience research for Scope (with Lawthom, MMU, and Goodley, Sheffield) has, in the words of the charity, "become a core part of Scope's new strategy and it has also helped inform our plans around service transformation." (February 2013). The toolkit developed as part of the project was used by disabled young people to develop a "Guide to Life" (April 2013). The project on resilience has also been cited by Bill Mumford, who was leading the Winterbourne Joint Improvement Programme.

Research Outputs

Authored Books

Mallett, R. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) Approaching Disability: Critical Issues and Perspectives, Abingdon: Routledge

Banister, P., Bunn, G., Burman, E., Daniels, J., Duckett, P., Goodley, D., Lawthom, R., Parker, I., Runswick-Cole, K., Sisxmith, J., Smailes, S., Tindall, C. and Whelan, P. (2012) Qualitative Methods in Psychology: A research guide. 2nd Edition, Open University Press

Edited Books

Runswick-Cole, K., Mallett, R. and Timimi, S. (eds) (2015) Re-thinking autism: critical approaches in a global context, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishing

Curran, T. and Runswick-Cole, K. (eds) (2013) Disabled Children's Childhood Studies: Critical Approaches in a Global Context, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan

Chapters

Runswick-Cole, K. (2015, fc) "Disability Hate Crime", in Taylor, P., Corteen, K. and Morley, S. (2015, fc) A Dictionary of Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk, Bristol, UK: The Policy Press

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (in press) "Resilience and Work in the lives of disabled people", in Taylor, P. and Warren, R. (Eds)(in press) Earning a Crust: Deconstructing Work, Wealth and Opportunity, Chester, UK: University of Chester Press

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2014) "You don't have to be a super-crip: reclaiming resilience in the lives of disabled people", in Cameron, C. (2014) Disability Studies: a Student's Guide, London: Sage

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "'Wearing it all with a smile': emotional labour in the lives of mothers of disabled children", in Curran, T. and Runswick-Cole, K. (eds) (2013) Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: Critical Approaches in a Global Context, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan

Runswick-Cole, K. (in press) "'Wearing it all with a smile': emotional labour in the lives of mothers of disabled children", in Curran, T. and Runswick-Cole, K. (eds) (in press) Disabled Children's Childhood Studies: Critical Approaches in a Global Context, London: Sage

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "Len Barton, inclusion and critical disability studies: Theorising disabled childhoods", in Soler, J., Walsh, C., Craft, A., Rix, J. and Simmons, K. (eds) Transforming practice: critical issues in equity, diversity and education, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books
isbn: 978-1-858565-16-3

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2012) "Oily Cart: unraveling the magic", in Brown, M. (Ed.) Oily Cart: impossible theatre for young audiences, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham
isbn: 978-1-858565-10-1

Mallett, R. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "Commodifying Autism: The Cultural Contexts of 'Disability' in the Academy", in Goodley, D., Hughes, B. and Davis, L.J. (eds) Disability and Social Theory, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan
isbn: 978-0-230243-25-5

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2010. "Parents, disabled children and their allies" in: L.O'Dell and S.Leverett (eds) Working with children and young people: Co-constructing practice. Palgrave. pp.69-79
isbn: 978-0-230280-08-3

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2010. "Decolonizing Methodologies: disabled children as research managers and participant ethnographers" in: S.Grech and A.Azzopardi (eds) Inclusive Communities: A Reader. Sense Publishers, The Netherlands.
isbn:

Journal Articles

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2015) "Disability and Austerity: 'Cruel Optimism' in Big Society", Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 4 (2): 162-186

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2015) "DisPovertyPorn: Benefits Street and the Dis/ability Paradox", Disability & Society

Curran, T. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: an emerging domain of inquiry?", Disability & Society, 29 (10): 1617-1630.
DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2014.966187

Goodley, D., Lawthom, R. and Runswick-Cole, K. (in press) "Disability studies: re-thinking the subject", Subjectivity

Curran, T. and Runswick-Cole, K. (in press) "Disabled Children's Childhood Studies: an emerging domain of inquiry?", Disability & Society

Goodley, D., Lawthom, R. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Dis/ability and austerity: beyond work and slow death", Disability & Society
Available online

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Becoming dis/human: Thinking about the human through disability", Discourse
Available online

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Big Society? Disabled people with the label of learning disabilities and the queer(y)ing of civil society", Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research
DOI: 10.1080/15017419.2014.941924

Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "'Us' and 'Them'? The limits and possibilities of a politics of neurodiversity in neoliberal times", Disability & Society
Available online here.

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2013) "Resilience: a Disability Studies and Community Psychology Approach", Social and Personality Psychology: Compass, 7(2), pp.67-78

Goodley, D., Runswick-Cole, K. and Mahmoud, U. (2013) "Disablism and Diaspora: British Pakistani Families and Disabled Children", Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 2013, 9 (2/3): 63-78

Hodge, N. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "'They never pass me the ball': disabled children's experiences of leisure", Children's Geographies, II(3), pp.311-325

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "The body as disability and possability: Theorising the 'leaking, lacking and excessive' bodies of disabled children", Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 1-19

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "Reading Rosie: the postmodern dis/abled child", Educational and Child Psychology, 29(2), 53-66.

Pratesi, A., and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Not so usual families: overlaps and divergence in the practices of care within disabled and same-sex families", International Journal of Sociology of Families, 37(2): 243-262

Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Time to end the bias towards inclusive education?", British Journal of Special Education, 38(3), 112-120.

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2011) "The 'Big Society': a dismodernist critique", Disability & Society, 26 (7): 881-885

Goodley D.A., & Runswick-Cole K.A. 2011. "Something in the air? Creativity, culture and community" Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, vol.16 no.1, pp.75-91

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2011. "The violence of disablism" Sociology of Health and Illness,
issn: 1467-9566 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2010.01302.x

Runswick-Cole K.A., Goodley D.A. 2011. "Problematising policy: conceptions of 'child', 'disabled' and 'parents' in social policy in England" International Journal of Inclusive Education, vol.15, no.1,
issn: 1360-3116 doi: 10.1080/13603116.2010.496197

Runswick-Cole, K. (2010) "Living with Dying and Disabilism: death and disabled children", Disability and Society, 7(1), 813–826.

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2010. "Emancipating play: Dis/abled children, development and deconstruction" Disability and Society, vol.25 no.4, pp.499-512

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2010. "Len Barton, inclusion and critical disability studies: Theorising disabled childhoods" British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol. 20, no.4,
issn: 0142-5692 doi: 10.1080/09620214.2010.530851

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2009. "From advocate to activist? Mapping the experiences of mothers of disabled children" Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol.22 no.1, pp.43-53
issn: 1360-2322 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2008.00438.x

Runswick-Cole K.A., Hodge N. 2009. "Needs or rights? A challenge to the discourse of special education" British Journal of Special Education, vol.36 no.4, pp.198-203

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2008. "Problematising Parent-Professional Relationships" Disability and Society, vol.23 no.6, pp.637-647
issn: 1360-0508 doi: 10.1080/09687590802328543

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2008. "Between a rock and a hard place: parents' attitudes to the inclusion of their children with special educational needs in mainstream schools" British Journal of Special Education, vol.35 no.3, pp.137-180
issn: 0952-3383 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8578.2008.00390.x

Ryan S., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2008. "Repositioning Mothers: Mothers, Disabled Children and Disability Studies" Disability and Society, vol.23 no.3, pp.199-210
issn: 1360-0508 doi: 10.1080/09687590801953937

Mallett R., Runswick-Cole K.A., Collingbourne T. 2007. "Presenting Protocols for Accessible Research Dissemination" Disability and Society, vol.22 no.2, pp.205-207
issn: 1360-0508

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2007. "The Tribunal was the most stressful thing: the experiences of families who go to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDisT)" Disability and Society, vol.22 no.3, pp.315-328
issn: 1360-0508

Conference Presentations

Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: from theory to practice", The School of Education Seminar Series, 11 November, The University of Exeter, Exeter UK

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2014) "The violence of disablism in neoliberal times", The Norwegian Network of Disability Research, Lillehammer, Norway, 5-7 May

Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Reflecting on Disability, Personhood and Personalisation in a time of Big Society", Faculty of Health and Social Care Seminar Series, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 30 April

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2014) "Cruel Optimism: disability, austerity and Big Society", Health and Human Sciences Research Group, The University of Huddersfield, 5 March, Huddersfield, UK

Runswick-Cole, K. and Clark, L. (2014) "What is Big Society? Self-advocates Conference", North West Learning Disability Forum, 26 February, Blackpool, UK

Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Listening to Disabled Children in Research", Education Research Group Seminar Series, Department for Education and Inclusion, Sheffield Hallam University, 20 February

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2013) "Being a researcher-in-residence, Doing participatory research with people with high support needs", Economic and Social Research Seminar Series Participatory Research, 28 November, The University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "'Us' and 'Them': the limits and possiblities of a politics of neurodiversity in neoliberal times", Neoliberalism Conference, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, 5-6 June, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "Reading Rosie: what stories do we tell of disabled children’s lives?", Health and Education Research Group Seminar Series, 27 March, The University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "Adoption Activity Days", The British Association for Adoption and Fostering Conference (Northern Ireland), 12 March, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "The pros and cons of (Neuro)diversity in a social policy context", 'Handicap 2013: Diversitet, Design, Social Innovation' Conference, 28 February, Odense, Denmark

Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "Resilience and disabled families", 150th Anniversary of Health Visiting Conference, 31 October, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "Enabled by the legacy, disabled by society?", The Manchester Salon, 18 September, Manchester, UK

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "Resilience: a disability studies and community psychology approach", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "The magic of Oily Cart, Developing Different Voices", Preston Pavillion, Preston, UK, 28 September

Goodley, D., Runswick-Cole, K. and Fisher, C. (2012) "Re-positioning resilience in the lives of disabled people", Disability Studies Association Conference, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, 11-13 September

Runswick-Cole, K., and Goodley, D. and Fisher, C. (2012) "Resilience? Bouncing back with support", Theorizing Normalcy and the Mundane, The University of Chester, Chester, UK, 26-27 June

Runswick-Cole, K. and Ryan, S. (2012) "The curious case of mother-researchers: disability studies and mothers of disabled children", Society for Disability Studies Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, United States, 20-23 June

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2012) "Conceptualising resilience in the lives of disabled people: exploring networks, communities and the politics of resilience", IVth International Community Psychology Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 21-24 June

Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "Inclusion: a story of pegs and holes", Cheshire East Parent Forum Inclusion, Conference, Sandbach, UK, 28 May

Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "Ready for Work? Disability and Work across the life course, Earning a Crust: deconstructing work, wealth and opportunity", The University of Chester, Chester, UK, 6 March

Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "Autism and Me: a mother's story", The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 11 January

Mallett, R. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Buying (into) Autism: exploring the logic of commodification of impairment", Disability Studies Summer Institute, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 18-23 July

Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Celebrating Cyborgs: photovoice and disabled children, Researching the lives of disabled children and young people, with a focus on their perspectives", ESRC research seminar series, The Norah Fry Research Unit Bristol University, Bristol, UK, 21 January

Pratesi, A. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "'Not-so-usual' families", The Research Institute for Health and Social Change Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 1 July

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Reading Rosie", The Research Institute for Health and Social Change Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 1 July

Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Reading Rosie: photovoice and disabled children", Nordic Network of Disability Research Conference, Rekyavik, Iceland, 26-28 May

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Key Findings, End of Project Conference: 'Does Every Child Matter, post-Blair? The interconnections of disabled childhoods'", Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 6 April

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Reading Rosie: The postmodern dis/abled child", Child, Family & Disability III, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 5 April

Pratesi A., Runswick-Cole K.A., Woolrych R.D. 2010. "Chain reaction: interviewing interviewers. Positionality and qualitative research" at: Sixth Annual Conference of the Research Institute for Health and Social Change, Manchester.

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2010. "The violence of disablism in the context of care" at: Society for Disability Studies Conference, Philadelphia, USA.

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2010. "Theorising normalcy in the lives of disabled children" at: Theorising normalcy and the mundane, International conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, in association with the Universities of Iceland, Chester and Sheffield Hallam.

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2010. "The violence of disablism" at: Child, family, disability, International conference, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2009. "Seminar: Exploring disabled childhoods" at: The Disability Research Forum, Sheffield Hallam University. Sheffield, UK.

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2009. "Time and space for dirty knees and flapping hands: play disabled children and de-construction" at: Society for Disability Studies Conference. Toucson, Arizona, USA.

Runswick-Cole K.A., Ryan S. 2009. "Time to re-position mothers: liminal lives in a disabling world" at: Society for Disability Studies Conference. Toucson, Arizona, USA.

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2009. "'Put your money away, love, I don't charge for retards': Emotional labour and disavowal in the lives of mothers of disabled children" at: Child, Family and Disability Seminar Day, Manchester Metropolitan University. Manchester.

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2009. "'Put Your Money Away, Love, I Don't Charge for Retards': Emotional Labour and Disavowal in the Lives of Mothers of Disabled Children" at: Child, Family and Disability Seminar Day, Manchester Metropolitan University. Manchester, UK.

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2009. "Seminar: Re-thinking play for disabled children" at: Department of Early Childhood Studies, Sheffield Hallam University. Sheffield UK.

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2008. "Between a rock and a hard place: parents' attitudes to the inclusion of their children with special educational needs in mainstream schools" at: British Journal of Special Education 35th Anniversary Conference, Department of Education, Cambridge University. Cambridge, UK.

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2008. "Seminar: Messy Methodology? Listening to Children" at: Department of Psychology, Liverpool Hope University. Liverpool, UK.

Goodley D.A., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2008. "Poster: Does Every Child Matter, post-Blair? The interconnections of disabled childhoods" at: DSA: Disability Studies: Research and Learning, University of Lancaster. Lancaster, UK.

Runswick-Cole K.A., Ryan S. 2008. "Liminal lives: non-disabled mothers and the disability world" at: DSA: Disability Studies: Research and Learning, University of Lancaster. Lancaster, UK.

Runswick-Cole K.A., Hodge N. 2008. "Tales from the Battlefield: the challenges of parent-professional partnership" at: DSA: Disability Studies: Research and Learning, University of Lancaster. Lancaster, UK.

Hodge N., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2008. "Problematising parent-professional partnership" at: Erasmus Mundus Special Educational Needs International Conference, The University of Prague. Prague, Czech Republic.

Runswick-Cole K.A., Hodge N. 2008. "Needs or Right? A challenge to the discourse of special education" at: Erasmus Mundus Special Educational Needs International Conference, The University of Prague. Prague, Czech Republic.

Hodge N., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2007. "Problematising parent-professional partnership" at: Education Research Network Seminar Series. Sheffield, UK.

Hodge N., Mallett R., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2007. "Leading the Way - Developing an Emancipating and Empowering Disability Research Framework within Sheffield Hallam" at: ASECC Faculty Conference. Sheffield, UK.

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2007. "Mothers and models: repositioning mothers in disability studies" at: ASECC Faculty Conference. Sheffield, UK.

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2007. "Research Seminars: The Tribunal was the most stressful thing: more stressful than my son's diagnosis or behaviour': the experiences of families who go to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDisT)" at: Exeter, 2006-7, School of Education and Lifelong Learning. Exeter, UK.

Research Reports

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2013) "Literature Review: Resilience in the lives of disabled people across the life course", London: Scope

Goodley, D., McLaughlin, J., Runswick-Cole, K. and Campbell, T. (2011) "End of Project Report: Does Every Child Matter, post-Blair? The interconnections of disabled childhoods", Economic and Social Research Council

Goodley, D., McLaughlin, J., Runswick-Cole, K. and Campbell, T. (2011) "Does Every Child Matter, post-Blair? The interconnections of disabled childhoods", Accessible Report, online at:
http://www.rihsc.mmu.ac.uk/postblairproject/

Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Short Breaks in Derbyshire - what parents say"
url: http://www.rihsc.mmu.ac.uk/postblairproject/

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2009) "'Better than a spitfire ride!' - an Evaluation of Something in the Air? Oily Cart's special school residencies and production for Manchester International Festival, July 2009"
url: http://www.rihsc.mmu.ac.uk/postblairproject/

Barron I.C., Holmes R., MacLure M., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2008. "Primary schools and other agencies" for Cambridge Primary Review.
url: http://www.primaryreview.org.uk/Publications/Publicationshome.html

Barron I., Holmes R., McClure M., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2007. "Relationships between Education and Other Agencies" for Primary Review Research Report 8/2.
url: http://www.primaryreview.org.uk/People/ResearchConsultants.html

Runswick-Cole, K. (2007) "Parents as Advocates: the experiences of parents who register an appeal with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal", Unpublished PhD thesis, Sheffield: Sheffield University

Book Reviews

Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) Book Review: Watermeyer, B. (2013) "Towards a Contextual Psychology of Disablism", Abingdon: Routledge, in Sociology of Health & Illness

Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) Book Review: Arnot, M. (2012) "The Sociology of Disability and Inclusive Education: A Tribute to Len Barton, Abingdon: Routledge", in The British Journal of Sociology of Education, 27(3): 409-410

Runswick-Cole, K. (2012) "Book Review: Bjarneson, D. S. Social policy and social capital: parents and exceptionality 1974-2007, by Dora S. Bjarneson, New York, Nova Science Publishers", in Disability & Society
DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2012.722413

Other Types of Output

Runswick-Cole, K. (2015) "Advocacy support for parents with learning disabilities - is it cost effective?", The Learning Disabilities Elf, 20 February

Hodge, N. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2015) P"artnership is key with ASN pupils", The Times Educational Supplement, 9 January

Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Getting to know you", Nursery World Magazine, 23 February

Runswick-Cole, K. (2014) "Kids are resilient aren’t they? Disability, resilience and young children"

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2014) "Thinking about the human; thinking about disability"
Online here

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2013) "A few mindless individuals?"
Online here

Runswick-Cole,K. and Goodley, D. (2013) "Hidden Cameras and Mystery Shoppers"
Online here

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2013) "Understanding Personhood: beginning dialogue with moral philosophy"
Online here

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2013) "Being a researcher in residence"
Online here

Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2013) "What does Big Society mean for people with learning disabilities?", Learning Disability Today, July

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "All in all... Bake Off!", Nursery World Magazine, September

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "All in all... Internet Trolling", Nursery World Magazine, August

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "All in all... the pupil premium", Nursery World Magazine, 28 July

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "All in all... The death of drummer Lee Rigby", Nursery World Magazine, 16 June

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "All in all... the Benefits Cap", Nursery World Magazine, 22 May

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "All in all... the 'Bedroom Tax'", Nursery World Magazine, 22 April

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "All in all... Adoption", Nursery World Magazine, 25 March

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "All in all... The Children and Families Bill", Nursery World Magazine, 25 February

Runswick-Cole, K. (2013) "All in all... Gay marriage proposals", Nursery World Magazine, 22 January

Clark, R. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Doing Christmas differently", Nursery World, 25 November

Derbyshire, H., Runswick-Cole, K. and Goodley, D. (2011) "Does Every Child Matter? Hannah's Story", Learning Disability Today, 17 June

Campbell, T., Goodley, D. and Runswick-Cole, K. (2011) "Impact Summary Cards 1-17", online at:
http://www.rihsc.mmu.ac.uk/postblairproject/

Runswick-Cole, K. (2010) "Does Every Child Matter?", SEN Magazine, August

Runswick-Cole K.A., Goodley D.A. 2010. "Evaluation of the Oily Cart Residencies/Performances for Manchester International Festival, 2009" MMU.

Runswick-Cole K.A., Goodley D.A. 2010. "Getting the most out of short breaks for disabled children" Community Care Magazine.

Hodge N., Runswick-Cole K.A. 2009. "Parent Professional Partnership: what's the problem?" Cerebra Bulletin, Spring 2009.

Runswick-Cole K.A., Goodley D.A. 2009. "Good places to go? Disabled children and their families talk about leisure" Cerebra Summer Bulletin.

Runswick-Cole K.A., Goodley D.A. 2009. "Becoming disabled children: mothers talking disability" Nursery World Magazine.

Runswick-Cole K.A. 2009. "Re-thinking play for disabled children in the early years" Nursery World.

Supervised Research Student Titles

PhD Supervision

Current PhD Students

  • Thekla Anastasiou: Young Children's Relationships with Food
  • Lisa Appleyard-Keeling*: The Inclusion of Students with 'Hidden Disabilities' in Higher Education
  • Sumaira Naseem: From Sahiwal to Manchester; genes, genianalogy and heritage
  • Ian Shaw: No Laughing Matter? A critical analysis of contemporary comedic representations of disability

PhD Completions

  • 2015: Michael Richards: An exploration of the health experiences of men with the label of learning disabilities
  • 2015: Navin Kikabhai: Learning Difficulties and the Academy: A critical investigation of the issues around the exclusion of individuals described as having 'learning difficulties' from higher education participation: a case study
  • April 2014: Gemma Yarwood: "I'm so tired I could sleep for days" Discourse, gender and working families
  • November 2013: Anat Greenstein*: Radical Inclusive Pedagogy: connecting disability, education and activism
  • July 2013: Mark Haydon-Laurelut: Therapy, Intellectual Disability and Critical Disability Studies: A Discursive Approach

*denotes Director of Studies

PhD Examiner

  • 2012: Yu-Shoon Kuo: Breaking out from Autistic Spectrum, through the perspectives of friendship and interpersonal relationships and the concept of community PhD, University of Exeter
  • 2013: Karen Broomhead: Socio-Emotional Aspects of Home-School Relationships between Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs and Educational Practitioners; Perceptions of Blame, Stigma, Partnership and Empathy, University of Lancaster
  • 2013: Jenny Slater: Constructions, perceptions and expectations of being disabled and young: A critical disability perspective, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2013: Barbara Ann Coles: Suitable People: an autoethnographic study of parents' experiences of managing direct payments for their adult children, The University of Bristol
Katherine Runswick-Cole

Research Centre

Social Change & Wellbeing

Department

RIHSC
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
Manchester
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 247 2906

Email: k.runswick-cole@mmu.ac.uk

Twitter: @k_runswick_cole