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

I am a researcher and disability equality consultant. My co-written book At The Gates: Disability, Justice and the Churches (DLT, 2022), with Emily Richardson, is based on a decade of research into disabled people’s experiences of churches. The book has been longlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize.

As a social research consultant, I research disability and other social issues, working on research projects with not-for-profit organisations, churches and in academia.

My disability consultancy offers access advice and disability equality training and access advice to equip organisations and churches to be more inclusive of disabled people. I write about disability, society and churches, and I’m available as a speaker for conferences and events.

I’m a trustee for Disability Rights UK and active in the disability rights movement. And as a disability advocate in the church, I’m part of a growing movement of disabled and neurodivergent Christians calling for change in churches and society.

For news, follow me on Twitter, on Mastodon or on Facebook.

What You’ll Find at this Website

My research

The Research page outlines my past and present research projects.

Read here about my research. I’m available as an independent research consultant – I’ve worked on research projects with not-for-profit organisations, church networks and in academia.

The book

Find out more here about At the Gates: Disability, Justice and the Churches.

Published by Darton, Longman and Todd (2022), the book shares stories from research with disabled Christians in the UK, centring their lived experience and sharing their calls for justice in churches.


Here you can find my latest articles, appearances and talks on disability, society and churches.

Reach out if you’d like to hear from me, for an interview, article, podcast, workshop or event.

My blog

Visit my blog for community news, events and reflections.

Here you’ll find reflections on disability, society and churches. I share book reviews, event news and research updates. And I keep you updated on what’s going on in the UK disabled Christian movement.

Disability Equality Training and access advice

Your church or organisation needs Disability Equality Training.

On a bespoke course, you’ll learn how to dismantle barriers, challenge ableism in your community or organisation, and commit to becoming a place of justice for disabled people. Or you can reach out for access advice.

Resources for churches on disability inclusion and justice

Visit the Resources page for resources, tips and advice for making your church more radically hospitable to disabled people.

Church leaders often ask me where they can find resources to help them make their churches more accessible to all. Here I list books and resources on disability, justice and churches, most written by disabled Christians ourselves.