Dr Naomi Lawson Jacobs

I’m an autistic, disabled researcher-storyteller. I work as a disability researcher and Disability Equality Trainer.

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Research:

My research skills are in participatory, user-led and storytelling research. My PhD research involved working with the stories of disabled members of faith communities. I also have experience of research with disabled children. I currently work as a qualitative researcher for a non-profit organisation.

Training:

I have experience as a trainer, 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 philosophy that DET should be led by disabled people ourselves. I deliver training in a range of settings, in both the public and private sectors. Past clients have included the Institute of Education, Aurora Care, charities and religious organisations.

Storytelling:

Participatory and activist research is all about stories – archiving them, sharing them, and learning what they can teach us about people and society. I’m also a lifelong writer and storyteller, both on the page and in performance.

I am based in London.