These are some of the publications by Centre staff, our research partners and collaborators.

See our staff profiles for more academic publications and other activities.


Brunner, R. and Glasgow DPO Network (May 2022) Ending Poverty and Removing Barriers to Work for Disabled People in Glasgow beyond Covid-19

Brunner, R. and Glasgow DPO Network (Jan 2022) Transforming Participation for Disabled People in Glasgow beyond Covid-19

Pearson, C. , Watson, N. , Brunner, R., Cullingworth, J., Hameed, S., Scherer, N. and Shakespeare, T. (2022) Covid-19 and the crisis in social care: exploring the experiences of disabled people in the pandemicSocial Policy and Society, (doi: 10.1017/S1474746422000112) 

Scherer, N., Wiseman, P., Watson, N., Brunner, R., Cullingworth, J., Hameed, S., Pearson, C. and Shakespeare, T. (2022). "Do they ever think about people like us?": The experiences of people with learning disabilities in England and Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemicCritical Social Policy (doi: 10.1177/02610183221109147)

Shakespeare, T., Watson, N. , Brunner, R., Cullingworth, J., Hameed, S., Scherer, N., Pearson, C. and Reichenberger, V. (2022) Disabled people in Britain and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Policy and Administration, 56(1), pp. 103-117. (doi: 10.1111/spol.12758)


Gormley, C. and Watson, N. (2021) Inaccessible justice: exploring the barriers to justice and fairness for disabled people accused of a crimeHoward Journal of Crime and Justice, 60(4), pp. 493-510. (doi: 10.1111/hojo.12433)


Ferrie, J., & Wiseman, P. (2020). Interrogating the body: Exploring what it means to live with motor neurone disease using phenomenology. SAGE Research Methods Cases.doi:10.4135/9781529716177

Pearson, C. (2020) Independent living and the failure of governments. In: Watson, N. and Vehmas, S. (eds.)Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138365308 

Pearson, C. , Brunner, R., Porter, T. and Watson, N. (2020) Personalisation and the promise of independent living: where now for cash, care and control for disability organisations across the UK?Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 22(1), pp. 285-295. (doi: 10.16993/sjdr.742) 


Ferrie, J. (2019) An Evaluation of Scotland’s National Action Plan. Scottish Human Rights Commission 


Invited Speaker: Ferrie, J. (2018) Running Out of Time: The experience of living with a neurological condition. 13th World Conference on Neurology and Neuromuscular Disorders, Frankfurt Germany

Ferrie, J. & Bates, S. (2018) A Qualitative Evaluation of the Futures MND Initiative: Foregrounding the Views of Families who Experience MND. Euan MacDonald Centre and MND Scotland 

Ferrie, J. & Bates, S. (2018) A Qualitative Evaluation of the Speak Unique Project: Logistics & Experiences. Euan MacDonald Centre and Chief Scientists Office

Ferrie, J. with Rewaj, P. (2018) Keynote: Finding Your Voice and Coping with a Distressing Diagnosis, International Conference on Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Athens Greece. (doi:10.21767/2171-6625-C3-013)

Ferrie, J., Wallace, R. and Webster, E. (2018) Realising international human rights: Scotland on the global stage, International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 22(1)

Pearson, C. , Watson, N. and Manji, K. (2018) Changing the culture of social care in Scotland: Has a shift to personalisation brought about transformative change?Social Policy and Administration, 52, pp. 662-676. (doi: 10.1111/spol.12352

Pearson, C. and Watson, N. (2018) Implementing health and social care integration in Scotland: Renegotiating new partnerships in changing cultures of care. Health and Social Care in the Community, 26(3), e396-e403. (doi: 10.1111/hsc.12537) (PMID:29349854) 

Wiseman, P., & Ferrie, J. (2018) Our Bodies, Our Rights: Research Report. Engender and Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory


Pearson, C. and Ridley, J. (2017) Is personalization the right plan at the wrong time?: Re-thinking cash-for-care in an age of austerity.Social Policy and Administration, 51(7), pp. 1042-1059. (doi: 10.1111/spol.12216) 


Ferrie J. and Wiseman, P. (2016) Running Out of Time: Exploring the concept of waiting for people with Motor Neurone DiseaseTime and Society, published online 16 August 2016. 


Ferrie, J. & Watson, N (2015) The psycho-social impact of impairment: the case of Motor Neurone Disease,  Editor: Shakespeare, T. Disability Research Reader, Routledge 


Ferrie, J., Robertson-Rieck, P. and Watson, N. (2013) Living with MND: An Evaluation of Care Pathways Available to Adults with, or Families or Carers of, Adults with Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland. MND Scotland 


Ferrie, J. (2012) What has Human Rights got to say about Care and Dignity? In, (Ed) Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. & Waites, M.  Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements Routledge