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Hi, I am a PhD student

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LorriePhD
LorriePhD Community member Posts: 12 Listener
edited September 2023 in Research and opportunities
Hello,

I hope it is ok to post this on here, if not then I will delete it of course. I am a PhD student at the University of Suffolk examining the impact of Universal Credit on people with disabilities. I am in the active research stage at the moment (my 2nd year) but I have only managed to find two of the 15 participants I need so far. I've attached a poster I made with details of the study but the basic criteria is people who have made a claim for a current disability benefit (such as PIP), been denied by the DWP and then successfully appealed. I have had to limit my study to physical disability as the main condition claimed for, although I am interested in the impact on mental health as well. The interview consists of around 15 questions and can be done via Teams, WhatsApp or even voice call. If you are interested I can send further information, including ethical approval from my university, but there is no obligation to carry on with it. I want to disclose that I am a nondisabled researcher but I am aware of the importance of participant directed research and would love to hear about your lived experience of navigating the UC system. 

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    lynbeck86 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 1,281 Pioneering
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    Hi Lorrie,

    Brilliant! Thank you! Well done!

    I know your lovely uni, think I fit the criteria but don't use a stick or wheelchair. 
    Is it any physical disability or immobility specifically you are looking at? 



  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 1,281 Pioneering
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    Hi Lorrie,

    Brilliant! Thank you! Well done!

    I know your lovely uni, think I fit the criteria but don't use a stick or wheelchair. 
    Is it any physical disability or immobility specifically you are looking at? 



  • LorriePhD
    LorriePhD Community member Posts: 12 Listener
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    lynbeck86 said:
    Interested 
    Hello, thank you for your comment. Could you private message me please so I can send you some more information? I don't have enough points to send one to you I think. 
  • LorriePhD
    LorriePhD Community member Posts: 12 Listener
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    WhatThe said:

    Hi Lorrie,

    Brilliant! Thank you! Well done!

    I know your lovely uni, think I fit the criteria but don't use a stick or wheelchair. 
    Is it any physical disability or immobility specifically you are looking at? 



    Hi, thank you for your comment. Yes it is any physical disability, no specific one. I was just advised to set a boundary between type of disability to make my analysis a bit easier. If you'd like some more information could you send me a private message please? I don't think I'm able to do this yet as I'm new to the site. 
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Community member, Scope Member Posts: 1,281 Pioneering
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    Thanks,

    I'm under special measures on this website so I'll email, cheers


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