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Associate Professor Owen Barden

Disability Studies
0151 291 3976

I am Associate Professor in Disability Studies. A core member of Hope's Centre for Culture and Disability Studies. Course Director for Doctorate in Education (EdD). I also teach on our MA and Undergraduate programmes. 

My main research interests are in learning disability histories, research methodology and methods, and in investigating relationships between disability, technology, literacies and learning. Most recently, I have been making innovative use of digital archives for participatory research, on a project called Inside the History of Learning Disability. Earlier work focused on exploring emerging digitally-mediated literacy practices, and the impact of new literacies on how we conceptualise dyslexia. I am also interested in the way digital technologies offer new research tools and new ways of thinking about research methods and methodologies.