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About Us


We are an interdisciplinary, multinational, multi-institutional and multi-lingual team of scholars, researchers and practitioners who are passionate about social justice, equality and human rights.

This project brings together a research team from four organisations in the United Kingdom and Ukraine.


The project is based at Edinburgh Napier University. Edinburgh Napier University is a modern, ambitious and innovative university located in Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant historical capital. It is The Times and The Sunday Times top modern university in Scotland, having climbed 38 places in the Good University Guide 2021. 

Our key non-governmental partner in Ukraine is the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine. It was established in September 2001. It brings together public organizations working with and/or led by people with disabilities facilitating joint working and consolidating efforts to improve the situation of people with disabilities in Ukraine, to promote the protection of their constitutional rights, and to increase their role and social status in the Ukrainian society. As of March 2021, the Assembly has 118 members operating at the national and regional levels across Ukraine. 

The Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was established in 1990. Its key mission is to generate high-quality and impactful research aimed at identifying patterns and main trends in the social development of the Ukrainian society. 

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is one of the top 100 of the world's universities. Research excellence within disciplines and interdisciplinary teams are at the heart of the university’s strategy and are helping Glasgow to address global challenges. 

The Project Steering Group includes leading disability scholars and activists in Ukraine and the UK, including Tatiana Barantsova, Professor Bill Hughes, Dr Susie Balderston, and Dr Nicola Burns. 

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