Dr Jo Ferrie

  • Lecturer (School of Social and Political Sciences)
  • Lecturer (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)
  • Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing)

telephone: 01413303175
email: Jo.Ferrie@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I have been based at the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research at the University of Glasgow since 2001. I completed my PhD in 2008 and have worked on over a dozen research projects all examining the barriers faced by disabled people with a focus on barriers that are socially constructed. I have also looked critically at how a human rights approach can usefully tackle the oppression faced by disabled people and other groups.

I was appointed as a Lecturer in Social Research Methods in the School of Social and Political Sciences in 2012 and developed our undergraduate Honours programme in quantitative research methods. In 2013, I was instrumental (with Prof. Gwilym Pryce) in winning funding (Nuffield Foundation, ESRC, HEFCE) to launch a Q-Step Centre at the University of Glasgow which aims to generate a step-change and improve undergraduates' understanding and use of quantitative research methods. In 2013 I was appointed as the interim Director of Graduate ResearchTraining for the College of Social Sciences' Graduate School and began working with the ESRC's Scottish Doctoral Training Centre on advanced training.

I am co-convenor of the Equality and Diversity cluster of the Glasgow Human Rights Network (since 2011) and a member of the Scottish Human Rights Commission's Research Advisory Group (since 2012). I have been a  member of the Institute for Health and Wellbeing since 2011.

My PhD thesis 'The Impact of the Disability Discrimination Act Part IV on Scottish Schools' was submitted in 2008.  Sponsored by the ESRC and the Disability Rights Commission, the thesis explored the relationship between rights-based and special educational needs policy.  The thesis asked if the social model and the capability model of equality had sufficiently been applied in education to emancipate disabled pupils from institutional discrimination. The project had both qualitative and quantitative components.

Research interests

  • research methods
  • disability
  • equality
  • human rights
  • education
  • health

Grants

£1.4 million Nuffield/ESRC/HEFCE Q-Step University of Glasgow 2013

£110,000   MND Scotland  Care Pathways for Adults in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease 2010

Supervision

Current PhD students

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Honours Quantitative Research Methods

Graduate School

  • SSS1
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Social Theory for Researchers

Previous Courses

  • Masters: Social Research Methods 2009-13

Additional information

Other roles

  • Director Q-Step University of Glasgow
  • Interim Director of Graduate Research Training, College of Social Sciences
  • Associate Director: Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (Student Representation & Equality)
  • Co-Convenor Equalities and Diversity Cluster, Glasgow Human Rights Network
  • Disability Officer School of Social & Political Sciences
  • Senior Advisor of Studies College of Social Science

Links

Publications

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Number of items: 19.

2016

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2016) Running out of time: exploring the concept of waiting for people with motor neurone disease. Time and Society, (doi:10.1177/0961463X16656854) (Early Online Publication)

2015

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2015) The psycho-social impact of impairment: the case of motor neurone disease. In: Shakespeare, T. (ed.) Disability Research Today. Routledge: Oxon, pp. 43-59. ISBN 9780415748445

2013

Ferrie, J., Wiseman, P. and Watson, N. (2013) Living with MND: An Evaluation of Care Pathways Available to Adults with, and the Families or Carers of Adults with Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2013) Constructing Models of Care: Barriers that enable and disable. In: Nordic Network on Disability Research 12th Biannual Conference, Turku, Finland, 30-31 May, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2013) Family Support and Motor Neurone Disease. In: European Sociological Association 11th Conference: Crisis, Critique and Change, Turin, Italy, 28-31 August 2013, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J., Robertson-Rieck, P. and Watson, N. (2013) Care Pathways for Adults in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease. Project Report. Motor Neurone Disease Scotland. (Unpublished)

2012

Ferrie, J. (2012) The Body, Corporeality and Disability. In: Disability Studies Conference 2012: Disability, Poverty and Neo-Liberalism, Lancaster, 11-13 September 2012, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. (2012) What has human rights got to say about care and dignity? In: Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and Waites, M. (eds.) Sociology of Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415617970

2011

Ferrie, J., Robertson-Rieck, P. and Watson, N. (2011) How am I going to put flowers on my Dad’s grave? Care Home Resident’s use of the Mobility Element of the Disability Living Allowance. Project Report. Capability Scotland / Blackwood Foundation. (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. (2011) Sociology and human rights: what have they got to say about care and dignity. In: Hynes, P., Michele, L., Short, D. and Waites, M. (eds.) Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge: London, pp. 55-69. ISBN 9780415617970

Pearson, C. , Watson, N., Stalker, K., Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K. and Ferrie, J. (2011) Don’t get involved: an examination of how public sector organisations in England are involving disabled people in the Disability Equality Duty. Disability and Society, 26(3), pp. 255-268. (doi:10.1080/09687599.2011.560370)

Pearson, C. , Watson, N., Stalker, K., Ferrie, J., Lepiniere, J. and Paterson, K. (2011) Mainstreaming the disability equality duty and the impact on public authorities' working practices. Social Policy and Society, 10(2), pp. 239-250. (doi:10.1017/S1474746410000588)

2010

Ferrie, J. (2010) Sociology and human rights: what have they got to say about care and dignity? International Journal of Human Rights, 14(6), pp. 865-879. (doi:10.1080/13642987.2010.512129)

Clark, J., Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2010) Third Sector Approaches to Bridging the Distance from the Employment Market for People with Multiple and Complex Needs: An Evidence Review. Project Report. The Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

2008

Ferrie, J., Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K., Pearson, C. , Stalker, K. and Watson, N. (2008) An In-Depth Examination of the Implementation of the Disability Equality Duty in England: Report for the Office for Disability Issues. Project Report. Office for Disability Issues.

2006

Ferrie, J. and Hansen, K. (2006) Disabled People in Inverclyde: Empathy not Sympathy. 2: A Report into the Needs of Residents Living with a Disability or Long-Term Illness. Inverclyde Council on Disability Limited: Greenock, UK. ISBN 9780955272806

Ferrie, J. and Riddell, S. (2006) Gender balance in the teaching workforce: official statistics. In: Riddell, S. and Tett, L. (eds.) Gender and Teaching: Where Have All the Men Gone? Series: Policy and practice in education (17). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 13-27. ISBN 9781903765579

Ferrie, J., Riddell, S. and Stafford, A. (2006) Undergraduates' views of teaching as a career. In: Riddell, S. and Tett, L. (eds.) Gender and Teaching: Where Have All the Men Gone? Series: Policy and practice in education (17). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 28-40. ISBN 9781903765579

Riddell, S., Tett, L., Ducklin, A., Stafford, A., Winterton, M., Burns, C. and Ferrie, J. (2006) The gender balance of the teaching workforce in Scotland: What's the problem? Scottish Educational Review, 38(1), pp. 73-92.

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Number of items: 19.

Articles

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2016) Running out of time: exploring the concept of waiting for people with motor neurone disease. Time and Society, (doi:10.1177/0961463X16656854) (Early Online Publication)

Pearson, C. , Watson, N., Stalker, K., Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K. and Ferrie, J. (2011) Don’t get involved: an examination of how public sector organisations in England are involving disabled people in the Disability Equality Duty. Disability and Society, 26(3), pp. 255-268. (doi:10.1080/09687599.2011.560370)

Pearson, C. , Watson, N., Stalker, K., Ferrie, J., Lepiniere, J. and Paterson, K. (2011) Mainstreaming the disability equality duty and the impact on public authorities' working practices. Social Policy and Society, 10(2), pp. 239-250. (doi:10.1017/S1474746410000588)

Ferrie, J. (2010) Sociology and human rights: what have they got to say about care and dignity? International Journal of Human Rights, 14(6), pp. 865-879. (doi:10.1080/13642987.2010.512129)

Riddell, S., Tett, L., Ducklin, A., Stafford, A., Winterton, M., Burns, C. and Ferrie, J. (2006) The gender balance of the teaching workforce in Scotland: What's the problem? Scottish Educational Review, 38(1), pp. 73-92.

Books

Ferrie, J. and Hansen, K. (2006) Disabled People in Inverclyde: Empathy not Sympathy. 2: A Report into the Needs of Residents Living with a Disability or Long-Term Illness. Inverclyde Council on Disability Limited: Greenock, UK. ISBN 9780955272806

Book Sections

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2015) The psycho-social impact of impairment: the case of motor neurone disease. In: Shakespeare, T. (ed.) Disability Research Today. Routledge: Oxon, pp. 43-59. ISBN 9780415748445

Ferrie, J. (2012) What has human rights got to say about care and dignity? In: Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and Waites, M. (eds.) Sociology of Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415617970

Ferrie, J. (2011) Sociology and human rights: what have they got to say about care and dignity. In: Hynes, P., Michele, L., Short, D. and Waites, M. (eds.) Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge: London, pp. 55-69. ISBN 9780415617970

Ferrie, J. and Riddell, S. (2006) Gender balance in the teaching workforce: official statistics. In: Riddell, S. and Tett, L. (eds.) Gender and Teaching: Where Have All the Men Gone? Series: Policy and practice in education (17). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 13-27. ISBN 9781903765579

Ferrie, J., Riddell, S. and Stafford, A. (2006) Undergraduates' views of teaching as a career. In: Riddell, S. and Tett, L. (eds.) Gender and Teaching: Where Have All the Men Gone? Series: Policy and practice in education (17). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 28-40. ISBN 9781903765579

Research Reports or Papers

Ferrie, J., Wiseman, P. and Watson, N. (2013) Living with MND: An Evaluation of Care Pathways Available to Adults with, and the Families or Carers of Adults with Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J., Robertson-Rieck, P. and Watson, N. (2013) Care Pathways for Adults in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease. Project Report. Motor Neurone Disease Scotland. (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J., Robertson-Rieck, P. and Watson, N. (2011) How am I going to put flowers on my Dad’s grave? Care Home Resident’s use of the Mobility Element of the Disability Living Allowance. Project Report. Capability Scotland / Blackwood Foundation. (Unpublished)

Clark, J., Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2010) Third Sector Approaches to Bridging the Distance from the Employment Market for People with Multiple and Complex Needs: An Evidence Review. Project Report. The Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Ferrie, J., Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K., Pearson, C. , Stalker, K. and Watson, N. (2008) An In-Depth Examination of the Implementation of the Disability Equality Duty in England: Report for the Office for Disability Issues. Project Report. Office for Disability Issues.

Conference Proceedings

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2013) Constructing Models of Care: Barriers that enable and disable. In: Nordic Network on Disability Research 12th Biannual Conference, Turku, Finland, 30-31 May, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2013) Family Support and Motor Neurone Disease. In: European Sociological Association 11th Conference: Crisis, Critique and Change, Turin, Italy, 28-31 August 2013, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. (2012) The Body, Corporeality and Disability. In: Disability Studies Conference 2012: Disability, Poverty and Neo-Liberalism, Lancaster, 11-13 September 2012, (Unpublished)

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