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Professor David Abbott

Professor David Abbott

Professor David Abbott
LL.B.(Brun.), M.Phil.(Liv.J.Moores), M.Soc.Sc.(Dub.)

Professor of Social Policy

Office Room 1.3, 6 Priory Road
Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 0972

Research summary

Current research

LGBT Disabled Men & Women and Self Directed Social Care Support’, NIHR School for Social Care Research, with REGARD, Stonewall & SCIE.

Building the Evidence Base for End of Life Decision Making for Men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Muscular Dystrophy UK.


Recent projects

‘Men Living with Long-term Conditions: Exploring Gender and Improving Social Care’, National Institute for Health Research, School for Social Care Research with Marcus Jepson, Jon Hastie & the Duchenne Family Support Group: ...

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I joined the Norah Fry Research Centre in 1999 and a central feature of my work has been the privilege and excitement of asking new and important questions in previously neglected areas.  It is this access to and analysis of ‘intimate stories’ (in the sociological tradition of writers like Plummer) which has allowed me to ‘trouble’ ideological assumptions and policy rhetoric about the lives of disabled children and adults – and their families and allies. And it is this close examination of the research encounter which continues to encourage me to ‘trouble’ some of the emerging methodological wisdoms about research ...

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Recent publications

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