Paul Abberley is an Associate Lecturer for the Open University Colin Barnes is Professor of Disability Studies at the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds Martin Banton is a black disabled trainer in Disability Equality and Race and Disability. He is currently undertaking a Social Work degree at the University of Coventry Len Barton is professor of Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. He is the founder and editor of Disability and Society Peter Beresford is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunel University Selina Bonnie has a Master's Degree in Disability Studies from the University of Leeds Helen Caplan is a freelance trainer and lecturer in disability issues and applied ethics Liz Carr is a disabled woman from Nottingham. She is a founding member of Nasty Girls, the Disabled and Deaf Women's Comedy Group Paul Anthony Darke is a disabled writer and creator who works in collaboration with Marie Claire Darke, Walker Darke and Ann Whitehurst Ken Davis played a leading role in the early organisational development of the disabled people's movement at national and at local level in Derbyshire John M. Davis is co-ordinator of a BA course in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh Vic Finkelstein is a retired lecturer at the Open University Sally French is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Human Science at the University of Hertfordshire and an Associate Lecturer at the Open University Maureen Gillman is Principal Lecturer and Programme Director for post-qualifying social work education at Northumbria University Colin Goble is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Greenwich Dan Goodley is a Reader in Applied Disability Studies in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield Frances Hasler is Chief Executive of the National Centre of Independent Living Alan Hewitt is the Working Together Co-ordinator at Connect Chris Holden is a Lecturer in Social Policy at Brunel University Bill Hughes is head of the Division of Social Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University Rachel Hurst is the Director of Disability Awareness and Action Rob Imrie is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway College, University of London Ann MacFarlane is a leading Disability Rights and Equality Consultant, Trainer and Researcher Geoffrey Mercer is a member of the Centre for Disability Studies in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds Mike Oliver is Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Greenwich Carole Pound is Director of Therapy and Education at Connect Mark Priestley is a Lecturer in disability studies at the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds Donna Reeve is a post-graduate research student in the Department of Applied Social Science at Lancaster University Steve Robertson is an NHS Research Fellowship student at the Institute of Health Research at Lancaster University Alan Roulstone is Reader in Disability Policy at the University of Sunderland Bob Sapey is a lecturer at Lancaster University Mairian Scott-Hill is a self-employed writer and editor and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at King's College, London Alison Sheldon is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds Gurnam Singh is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Coventry University John Stewart is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and a Social Work Tutor at Lancaster University John Swain is Professor of Disability and Inclusion at Northumbria University Carol Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Health Research at Lancaster University Sian Vasey is the director of Ealing Centre for Independent Living Michele Wates is a researcher, writer and disabled parent. She is based at the National Centre for Disabled ParentsFrench, Sally is the author of 'Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments ', published 2004 under ISBN 9780761942641 and ISBN 0761942645.