Disability Employment Research

Do you have a disability?  Have you been looking for paid work without success?


My name is Colin Brummage and I am undertaking a research project as part of a Master’s degree at the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds. I am looking for participants to be part of this research project which is exploring the experiences of disabled people who have been trying to find paid work without success.


I am looking for disabled people who are aged 18 and over who have been making some efforts to find a job but not been successful. You may have been looking for work in different ways. Perhaps you have been filling out application forms, going to interviews, using services such as Work Choice or doing some volunteering or an unpaid internship. I am looking for approximately 10 participants to be part of an informal interview which would last no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes.


If you would like to participate or if you would like more information please contact me on colin.brummage@icloud.com or 07525 132 389.


The purpose of this research:


·         To increase the knowledge of discriminating barriers preventing disabled people from entering the paid labour market. 


·         To understand more about how unemployed disabled people view their situation.


The research findings will be shared with disabled people’s organisations to help design more effective employment services and support campaigns for policy change. I am an independent disabled researcher and this work is not affiliated with any particular organisation.


This research is supported and ethically approved by my supervisor Simon Prideaux at the Centre of Disability Studies at the University of Leeds who can be contacted on s.j.prideaux@leeds.ac.uk   0113 343 4423