Dear colleagues,


Please find below the following request from researchers at the University of Northampton in the UK. I’d be grateful if you would forward this to anyone you think might be interested.


Best wishes,




Helen King Consultancy

Personal & Professional Development in Higher Education


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Can you help? Experiences of Earth Scientists with 'disabling' conditions.


We are conducting a research project exploring experiences of academics and researchers with "a physical or mental [condition] that has a substantial and long-term... effect on... day-to-day activities" (UK Disability Discrimination Act 2004, part I). The project is funded by the UK Higher Education Academy's Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) Subject Centre.


If you work within a GEES discipline, and have personal experience any 'disabling' condition (this might include: long-term illness; mobility difficulties; sensory impairments; mental health problems; compulsive behaviours; alcohol/substance misuse; learning/communication difficulties; 'hidden' disabilities), please consider completing our anonymous online survey via the following link:


Responses will be handled confidentially and sensitively. Findings from the survey will be used to produce case study and training materials for use within GEES disciplines.


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Many thanks,


Faith Tucker and John Horton (The University of Northampton)



Dr. John Horton

Centre for Children and Youth,

Park Campus,

The University of Northampton,

Boughton Green Road,

Northampton, NN2 7AL.