Dr Phillippa Wiseman

  • Senior Lecturer (Sociology)
  • Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 01413304651
email: Phillippa.Wiseman@glasgow.ac.uk

Centre for Disability Research, Adam Smith Building, Room 204, Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow, G12 8RT

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0135-1497

Biography

Phillippa has been in the Sociology subject since 2010. She received her MA in Anthropology and Politics at the University of Glasgow in 2006, and her MSc in Human Rights and International Law in 2007. Phillippa completed her PhD in Sociology in 2014, this focused on disabled young people's everyday embodied expeirences of intimate citizenship. 

Phillippa has worked on a number of different research projects focusing on the impact of austerity on disabled people, people with learning disabilities' experiences of everyday forms of violence, gender-based violence and reproductives inequalities. Phillippa has also worked on projects focusing on menstruation and menopause and disabled people's access to toilets. She has a core focus on critical feminist methodologies, and critical phenomenology. 

Phillippa is currently interested in menstruation and embodiment, menstrual equality, disabled women and embodied experience, and disabled women and pregnancy. She has been a member of the Centre for Disability Research since 2009.

Research interests

Phillippa's overarching research interests are focused on embodiment and bodies (in particular, the expeirences of disabled women).

She uses feminist emancipatory and phenomenological methodologies to better make sense of the ways in which disabled people experiences of oppression and marginality are embodied, and how disabled people's bodies are devalued in ableist normative social structures. Through this, Phillippa is interested in how certain bodies, or bodily experiences, are made invisible through these structures and how particular social spaces (such as toilets) are interwoven in these processes. 

Phillippa explored this in detail in her co-edited monograph Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt (2019) 

Phillippa is particularly interested in inclusive research methods, and feminist phenomenologies. Phillippa has contributed to innovating methods during the pandemic, developing inclusive methodologies in partnership with people with learning disabilities and critically engaging with the ethics of representation and inclusion.

Phillippa is a member of the Centre for Disability Research at the University of Glasgow. 

Publications

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Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
Number of items: 16.

2023

Scherer, N., Wiseman, P. , Watson, N. , Brunner, R. , Cullingworth, J. , Hameed, S., Pearson, C. and Shakespeare, T. (2023) 'Do they ever think about people like us?': The experiences of people with learning disabilities in England and Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Critical Social Policy, 43(3), pp. 423-447. (doi: 10.1177/02610183221109147) (PMID:37461432) (PMCID:PMC9240722)

2022

Wiseman, P. and Watson, N. (2022) "Because I’ve got a learning disability, they don’t take me seriously:" violence, wellbeing, and devaluing people with learning disabilities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(13-14), NP10912-NP10937. (doi: 10.1177/0886260521990828) (PMID:33525973) (PMCID:PMC9251738)

2020

Armstrong, S. et al. (2020) Left out and locked down: impacts of COVID-19 for marginalised groups in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

Wiseman, P. and Ferrie, J. (2020) Reproductive (in)justice and inequality in the lives of women with intellectual disabilities in Scotland. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 22(1), pp. 318-329. (doi: 10.16993/sjdr.677)

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2020) Interrogating the Body: Exploring What It Means to Live With Motor Neurone Disease Using Phenomenology. Series: SAGE research methods cases: medicine and health. SAGE Publications: London. ISBN 9781529716177 (doi: 10.4135/9781529716177)

Wiseman, P. (2020) Disability, gender and violence over the life course: global perspectives and human rights approaches. Disability and Society, 35(1), pp. 168-169. (doi: 10.1080/09687599.2019.1623538)[Book Review]

2019

Pickering, L. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt [Guest Editors]. Sociological Review, 67(4),

Wiseman, P. (2019) Lifting the Lid: Disabled toilets as sites of belonging and embodied citizenship. Sociological Review, 67(4), pp. 788-806. (doi: 10.1177/0038026119854255)

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Running out of time: exploring the concept of waiting for people with motor neurone disease. Time and Society, 28(2), pp. 521-542. (doi: 10.1177/0961463X16656854)

Pickering, L. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Dirty scholarship and dirty lives: explorations in bodies and belonging. Sociological Review, 67(4), pp. 746-765. (doi: 10.1177/0038026119854244)

2018

Wiseman, P. and Ferrie, J. (2018) Our Bodies, Our Rights: Research Report. Project Report. Engender, Engender Scotland website.

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. , 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

Robertson-Rieck, P. (2012) Review of: Handbook of Human Rights, edited by Thomas Cushman. Sociology, 46(5), pp. 993-995. (doi: 10.1177/0038038512450803)

Robertson-Rieck, P. (2012) Review of: Living the edges: a disabled women’s reader, edited by Diane Driedger. Disability and Society, 27(5), pp. 734-736. (doi: 10.1080/09687599.2012.695522)

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)

This list was generated on Tue Feb 27 08:04:29 2024 GMT.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Scherer, N., Wiseman, P. , Watson, N. , Brunner, R. , Cullingworth, J. , Hameed, S., Pearson, C. and Shakespeare, T. (2023) 'Do they ever think about people like us?': The experiences of people with learning disabilities in England and Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Critical Social Policy, 43(3), pp. 423-447. (doi: 10.1177/02610183221109147) (PMID:37461432) (PMCID:PMC9240722)

Wiseman, P. and Watson, N. (2022) "Because I’ve got a learning disability, they don’t take me seriously:" violence, wellbeing, and devaluing people with learning disabilities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(13-14), NP10912-NP10937. (doi: 10.1177/0886260521990828) (PMID:33525973) (PMCID:PMC9251738)

Wiseman, P. and Ferrie, J. (2020) Reproductive (in)justice and inequality in the lives of women with intellectual disabilities in Scotland. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 22(1), pp. 318-329. (doi: 10.16993/sjdr.677)

Pickering, L. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Down the Pan: New Directions in the Sociology of Dirt [Guest Editors]. Sociological Review, 67(4),

Wiseman, P. (2019) Lifting the Lid: Disabled toilets as sites of belonging and embodied citizenship. Sociological Review, 67(4), pp. 788-806. (doi: 10.1177/0038026119854255)

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Running out of time: exploring the concept of waiting for people with motor neurone disease. Time and Society, 28(2), pp. 521-542. (doi: 10.1177/0961463X16656854)

Pickering, L. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Dirty scholarship and dirty lives: explorations in bodies and belonging. Sociological Review, 67(4), pp. 746-765. (doi: 10.1177/0038026119854244)

Robertson-Rieck, P. (2012) Review of: Handbook of Human Rights, edited by Thomas Cushman. Sociology, 46(5), pp. 993-995. (doi: 10.1177/0038038512450803)

Robertson-Rieck, P. (2012) Review of: Living the edges: a disabled women’s reader, edited by Diane Driedger. Disability and Society, 27(5), pp. 734-736. (doi: 10.1080/09687599.2012.695522)

Books

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2020) Interrogating the Body: Exploring What It Means to Live With Motor Neurone Disease Using Phenomenology. Series: SAGE research methods cases: medicine and health. SAGE Publications: London. ISBN 9781529716177 (doi: 10.4135/9781529716177)

Book Reviews

Wiseman, P. (2020) Disability, gender and violence over the life course: global perspectives and human rights approaches. Disability and Society, 35(1), pp. 168-169. (doi: 10.1080/09687599.2019.1623538)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Armstrong, S. et al. (2020) Left out and locked down: impacts of COVID-19 for marginalised groups in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

Wiseman, P. and Ferrie, J. (2018) Our Bodies, Our Rights: Research Report. Project Report. Engender, Engender Scotland website.

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)

This list was generated on Tue Feb 27 08:04:29 2024 GMT.

Grants

My research has been funded by: 

  • UKRI/Economic and Social Research Council
  • The Sociological Review Foundation
  • Chief Scientist Office (Scotland)
  • Scottish Government
  • Third Sector Organisations

 

Supervision

Phillippa would be pleased to undertake doctoral supervision in the areas listed below.

Areas of research interest: 

  • Embodiment, bodies and experience
  • Disablement, disability and embodiment
  • Gender, menstruation and reproduction
  • Gender-based violence
  • Feminist methodologies
  • Critical phenomenology

 

Current PhD Supervision

Huizi Xi - Chinese women's experiences of abortion and decision making. 

Nafsika Zarkou - How is mothering a disabled child experienced by Pakistani women in Scotland?

 

  • Zarkou, Nafsika
    How is mothering a disabled child experienced by Pakistani women in Scotland?

Past Supervision

Mads Wedel Kristensen: Embodiment, Identity and Tattooing

Natalie Moffatt: Multi-sited ethnography of the social life of disposable menstrual products

Kristina Saunders: Relational reproduction: exploring women's reproductive decision making in the context of individualization, neoliberalism, and postfeminism 

 

Teaching

Undergraduate

Understanding Disability (Sociology, Level 1B)

Postgraduate

Disabling Society

Health and Culture (recurring guest lecturer)