Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Alison Wilde
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, Bangor, and Bradford College. She is an active researcher, in the 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 and co-founder 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, gender, sociology of health and illness, and disability and parenting. She published a book entitled '‘Film, Comedy and Disability’ in 2018, and is currently working on several projects including publications from a recent study of poverty and education in Wales.
- Critical Discourses in Childhood
- Embodied Childhoods
- MA (Dissertation Supervision)
- BA Childhood Studies (Dissertation supervision)
- EdD/PhD research supervisor
Alison’s current research interests include educational inclusion, cultural representation, disability studies and critical disability studies, media, and gender. She has also conducted research on the topics of educational inclusion, poverty and schooling, parenting and disability, media and young people, fashion and disability, and the use of anti-oppressive methods, and is currently working on ableism in Higher Education.
Alison welcomes research applications in the following areas:
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Inclusive Education
- Gender (masculinities/femininities and intersectionality - especially disability)
- Media/film related topics, including Television and Film representations and audience, and young people/childhood and media
- Media literacy
- Inclusion and arts
- Sociology of health and illness
- Parenting and inclusion
- Disability and Higher Education
- Mental health and media
Journal articles (6)
- Wilde A (2018), Troubling images? The re-presentation of disabled womanhood: Britain's Missing Top Model. Journal of Popular Television, vol. 6 (1), p. 41-58.
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- Wilde A (2014), Trust, uncertainty and identity in health-related decision-making: The role of key professionals. Disability and Society, vol. 29 (2), p. 198-212.
- Wilde A; Glendinning C (2012), 'If they're helping me then how can I be independent?' The perceptions and experience of users of home-care re-ablement services. Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 20 (6), p. 583-590.
- Wilde A; Williams D (2011), Big Brother's disabled brother. Celebrity Studies, vol. 2 (2), p. 224-226.
- Wilde A; Avramidis E (2011), Mixed feelings: Towards a continuum of inclusive pedagogies. Education 3-13, vol. 39 (1), p. 83-101.
- Sundaram V; Wilde A; Sundaram V; Wilde A (2010), Investigating the value of vignettes in researching disabled students' views of social equality and inclusion in school.. Race Equality Teaching Journal (Special Issue on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice), vol. 29 (1), p. 40-45.
- Wilde A (2014) Disability Culture: The story so far. In: Wilde A Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments. : SAGE Publications Limited, pp. .
- Wilde A; Hoskison-Clark A (2013) Families. In: Wilde A; Hoskison-Clark A Disability Studies. : SAGE Publications Limited, pp. .
- Sundaram V; Wilde A (2012) 'It's just them, not us': Doing Research with Children Designated as Having SEN: Identity, Agency and Voice. In: Sundaram V; Wilde A Educational Diversity: The Subject of Difference and Different Subjects. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. .
Conference contributions (1)
- Wilde A (2014) Masculinism, neoliberalism and mental distress: Exhibit A University of Sheffield 20140707. : .
- Siôn ap Gruffudd G; Haf Spencer L; Payne JS; Wilde A; Watkins R; Jones SW; Môn Thomas E; Hughes JC; O'Connor B (2017) REAP Rethinking Educational Attainment and Poverty - in Rural Wales RESEARCH FINAL REPORT. . Bangor University: ERW and GwE.
- Rostgaard T; Glendinning C; Gori C; Kroger T; Osterle A; Szebehely M; Thoebald H; Timonen V; Vabo M; Bauer G (2011) Livindhome: Living independently at Home: Reforms in home care in 9 European countries. . Copenhagen: SFI - Danish National Centre for Social Research.
- Wilde A (In press), Disability arts Online.