UCL Research Domains


Annual Early Career Researcher Seminar

10am to 12.30pm, Wednesday, 5 July 2023 followed by a sandwich lunch
The fragile worker: how do we explore issues of stigma, illness and disability in our research?
Led by Dr.Jennifer Remnant, Lecturer B, Work, Employment And Organisation, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
Daryll Forde Seminar Room (Room 230), 2nd Floor, Dept of Anthropology, 14 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW

This seminar succeeds the annual debate and will take the form of an interactive workshop in which participants are invited to discuss their own research projects or works in progress in relation to the lecture content. Among other topics, the workshop is likely to explore:

  • The challenges of drawing theoretically on multiple disciplines and how this can benefit research
  • Research with political activist aims
  • The replication of prejudice or disablement within research
  • What impact can be in research
  • Disability as a concept
  • ‘Sensitive’ data collection

Please note: This seminar is only open to UCL PhD students and post-doctoral researchers

About Jen Remnant
Jen Remnant is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Strathclyde Business School and is based in the Scottish Centre for Employment Research. Her work focuses on the management of ill-health, long-term symptoms and impairment at work. She is interested in how managers make decisions about the provision, lack of, or withdrawal of workplace support for disabled employees, the drivers of the disability employment gap and the theoretical meetings points of medical sociology, the sociology of work and disability studies. Jen publishes across disciplines and translates her work into research-led consultancy focused on Equality Diversity and Inclusion training for employing organisations.