Kirsty  Liddiard Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Kirsty Liddiard

Research Fellow
University of Sheffield

I am a Research Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield and a co-leader of the Institute for the Study of the Human (iHuman). Prior to this post, I became the inaugural Ethel Louise Armstrong Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto. I’m a disabled feminist and public sociologist who believes in the power and politics of co-production and arts methodologies. To read about my work see

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My scholarly interests sit primarily at the intersections of disability, impairment and embodiment, disablist and ableist cultures, and gender, sexuality, love, intimacy and sexual citizenship in contemporary times. My broader research interests extend to theories of childhood, youth and ageing (particularly in the context of disability), disability and sex work, social theories of the body, psycho-emotional disablism and violence. Methodologically, I am drawn to co-production and participatory research and narrative and arts-informed methodologies.



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