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I am a freelance social researcher with the third sector, churches and academic institutions. I have particular expertise in participatory and co-produced disability research. Contact me here to discuss your project.

Member: National Coalition of Independent Scholars, Social Research Association, British Sociological Association.

Research projects


Ripon College, Cuddesdon: Qualitative research as part of a project on clergy marital breakdown.

St Stephen’s Church, Norwich: Qualitative research into outreach through a community hub and cafe. Funded by HeartEdge.

Report co-author, Entrepreneurial Mission in a Church Café (Grove Books, 2023).


HeartEdge Network: Case study research across the network, including on social action in communities.

Report co-author, HeartEdge Case Studies (HeartEdge, 2021).


Sisters of Frida: Data analysis of research into disabled women’s experiences of inequality during Covid-19 lockdowns. Submission to Women and Equalities Committee inquiry ‘Unequal Impact’.

Report co-author, The Impact of COVID-19 on Disabled Women (Sisters of Frida, 2020).


Starlight Children’s Foundation: Research into children’s experiences of play and distraction in hospitals.

Report co-author, The Impact of Children’s Play in Hospitals (Starlight Children’s Foundation, 2020).

Research on disability and churches

2014-2019 & 2020-2021

My PhD research was a participatory study into the experiences of disabled Christians in the UK. Using a disability studies framework, my thesis looked at their experiences of ableism and access in churches, the barriers many faced to leadership, and their own thinking about disability, God, faith and church. Read the thesis here.

The book At The Gates: Disability, Justice and the Churches, co-written with Emily Richardson, shares the research with a wide audience. There’s also a short, downloadable booklet about the research, written in accessible language.

I share the findings in writing, speaking and training.