Theme PhD Student
Dr Harriet Cooper joined the CLAHRC East of England in October 2015 with a background in medical humanities and disability studies, having recently completed a PhD thesis on literary and cultural representations of disabled children at Birkbeck, University of London. Her project for the CLAHRC Public and Patient Involvement Theme is provisionally entitled ‘Rights-based Rehabilitation: a qualitative research project co-produced with disabled people’. It will explore disabled people’s experiences of and perspectives on rehabilitation. As an academic who is moving into the social sciences following a period of cross-disciplinary humanities research, Harriet has a longstanding interest in the differences between disciplines, in methodologies and in the relationship between researchers and their subjects.