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Dr Alison Wilde


Dr Alison Wilde
Contact Details
Dr Alison Wilde

Senior Lecturer

Carnegie School Of Education

0113 81 24696 A.Wilde@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Alison Wilde

Alison works in the School of Education and Childhood and has taught and researched at the Universities of Leeds and York, UCD and Bradford College. She is an active researcher, in the newly developed RICHES University Research Centre, and an Inclusivity Champion for the School.

Alison has taught on a variety of subjects including sociology, social policy, education and media studies. She is co-convenor of the BSA’s Disability Study Group, is a co-founder of MeCCSA’s Disability Studies Network and is on the editorial boards of Disability and Society, Review of Disability Studies and the Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education.

Alison’s current research interests include educational inclusion, cultural representation, disability studies and critical disability studies, media, and gender. She is currently writing a book entitled ‘Film, Comedy and Disability’ to be published by Ashgate. She is also researching young people's experiences of 'disability films', and her next project focuses on disability and impairment, and the construction of spectacle in film adaptations.

Current Teaching

  • Introduction to Sociology and Childhood
  • Perspectives on Childhood
  • Inclusive Education
  • Disability and 'Special Educational Needs'
  • PhD supervision

Research Interests

Alison’s current research interests include educational inclusion, cultural representation, disability studies and critical disability studies, media, and gender. She is currently writing a book entitled ‘Film, Comedy and Disability’ to be published by Ashgate. She has also conducted research on the topics of educational inclusion, parenting and disability, fashion and disability, and the use of anti-oppressive methods.

Alison welcomes research applications in the following areas:

  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Inclusive Education
  • Gender (masculinities/femininities and intersectionality - especially disability)
  • Media related topics, including Television and Film representations and audience
  • Gender (masculinities/femininities and intersectionality - especially disability)
  • Media literacy
  • Inclusion and arts
  • Parenting and inclusion
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