Dr Charlotte Pearson
- Senior Lecturer (Urban Studies)
- Lecturer (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)
- Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing)
My research interests focus on policies which promote independent living and equality for disabled people. I am currently exploring these themes in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on disabled people.
Other recent work has examined the implementation of different models of personalisation in social care and health across the UK and the impact new directives for integrated services. I have also completed studies looking at the impact of benefit changes on the lives of disabled people and new transition funds for young disabled people.
Disabled People and COVID-19 in the UK with N Watson and T Shakespeare (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Evaluation of the Independent Living Transitions Fund, with N Watson
Exploring the impact of welfare reform on the lives of disabled people, with T Porter, T Shakespeare (University of East Anglia) and N Watson
Disability Benefits Consortium
Exploring the implementation of health and social care integration in Scotland
What Works Scotland.
An In-Depth Examination of the Implementation of the Disability Equality Duty with N Watson and K Stalker (University of Strathclyde)
Office for Disability Issues, Department for Work and Pensions.
The implementation of direct payments for people who use care services with S Riddell (University of Edinburgh) and N Watson
Scottish Parliament Information Centre for the Health Committee
Disabled People and Direct Payments: A UK comparative study with S. Riddell (University of Edinburgh), C. Barnes, G. Mercer and M. Priestley (University of Leeds)
Economic and Social Research Council
Current research students:
Thesis title: Behaviour change in action for disabled benefit recipients
Thesis title: Disability and gender in the global South: the lived experiences of disabled women in Malaysia
Sponsor: Association of Commonwealth Universities
Thesis title: Understanding the impact of welfare reform on equality groups in Scotland
Sponsor: Scottish Government/ESRC
Thesis title: Connected citizens or digital isolation? Online disability activism in times of crisis
Thesis title: How does Mum manage? Investigating the financial circumstances of mothers in lower incomes working families
Thesis title: Obesity, Food Choice and Body Image in Adults with Learning Disabilities
Thesis title: Where is the person in personalisation? Experiences of People with Learning Disabilities and their Families in Glasgow
- I am currently the Director of Teaching & Learning in Urban Studies.
My other teaching and adminsitration roles include:
- Social & Public Policy 2B: Policy, Politics & Power
- Social & Public Policy and Sociology Honours: Disability and Society (next session: 2019-20)
- Adviser of Studies
Editor: Disability & Society (2005-2019)