Dr Claire Penketh

Speaker for the Leading your practice – from visibility to 'thisability' event

Claire Penketh is Head of Disability Studies and Core member of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University. She is currently Advancing Anti-ableist Pedagogy via the NSEAD Special Interest Group which aims to promote inclusive practice in art education. 

Claire began her career as a teacher in secondary schools in Liverpool before graduating from the MA Artist Teacher programme at Liverpool John Moores. She gained a PhD from Goldsmiths University of London in 2010 and this was published as A Clumsy Encounter: Dyspraxia and Drawing. She is also co-editor of Disability, Avoidance and the Academy along with her colleague Professor David Bolt. Drawing on theoretical frameworks from disability studies, Claire is currently researching historical as well as contemporary relationships between art education and disability. 


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