Grace Eardley

Manchester Metropolitan University, ECY

Department of Education, 1st year PhD student

Thesis Title: Disruptive Pedagogies: Movements Towards Alternative Understandings of ADHD, Co-Authorship, and Inclusion in an After-school film club. 

I am in the first year of my PhD in The Faculty of Health and Education at MMU. I am 1+3 ESRC funded student and completed the MA in Social Research last year.

My research interests span across Education, Disability Studies and The Arts. I have a particular interest film and video-based methods/methodologies in the context of secondary schools.

My PhD study is inspired by my personal and professional experiences as a secondary school teacher, film club leader and neurodivergent female.  In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, going to gigs and to the cinema, art galleries and contemporary art. I also like taking part in multi-sport events like aquathons.

I chose to join the PGR Forum as I think it is very important to continue to develop what is already a very high-quality training programme. I look forward to listening to the views of other PGRs and taking these forwards to shape future training opportunities.

I am particularly keen to listen to the views expressed by PGRs who identify as disabled. As a forum member, I hope to be able to take an active role in shaping how future training and events in a post-pandemic world can become as inclusive and accessible as possible.