Dr Naomi Lawson Jacobs

Naomi storytelling at the 2019 Culture Access disability arts festival. Cr: Howard Jones.

I’m an autistic, disabled researcher-storyteller and Disability Equality Trainer.

Research:

My research skills are in participatory, user-led and storytelling research. My PhD research looked at the stories of disabled Christians. I also have experience of research with disabled children. I am currently working as a researcher for a network of churches.

Training:

I’m a qualified trainer, and have worked as a teacher in the Further Education sector and a lecturer in Higher Education. I was trained to deliver Disability Equality Training at Essex Coalition of Disabled People, following the principle that DET should be led by disabled people ourselves. I deliver training in both the public and private sectors. Past clients have included the Institute of Education, charities and religious organisations.

Storytelling:

Participatory and activist research is all about stories and what we can learn from them about people and society. I’m also a writer and storyteller, on the page and in performance.

I am based in London.