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Disability narratives 1 © University of Oxford

The Disability Narratives research project investigated experiences at work of colleagues across the University of Oxford living with a disability or long-term health condition. The aim was to identify and share good practice on support.

Staff talked about a range of issues, including what support was helpful and why, telling colleagues about their condition, and what advice they would give to line managers or other people who are newly disabled.

The project, a collaboration between the Nuffield Department for Primary Health Care Sciences and the Equality and Diversity Unit, was funded by the VC’s Diversity Fund and the Van Houten Fund. The project grantholders are Sara Ryan and Caroline Moughton. Jon MacArtney conducted the interviews and analysed the data with Sara Ryan.

The Disability Narratives project adopted the same approach as an earlier project – Women in Science – and a new web portal now hosts both sites: www.diversityprojects.ox.ac.uk