Be a Respondent

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Who are we looking for?

We are looking for legal academics, practitioners, social scientists, anthropologists, ethnographers, psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and anyone with an interest in disability, human rights and the decision making process who thinks they could contribute to this project. We ask that anyone who would like to be involved in the project ensures they agree with the project’s values.


What is required?

Respondents will be asked to collaborate with a person who has a lived experience of disability and write a critical legal, policy or social response to their experience. A selection of these collaborations will be published in a book when the project is complete and we hope that they will lead to grounded recommendations for reform.

Like storytellers, respondents must attend at least 3 workshops over a 3 year period. These are Workshop 1, one of the four thematic workshops (2,3,4 or 5) and Workshop 6. For more information see the timeline or events page.


When is this taking place?

The project will run over three and a half years starting in June 2015. Please view the project timeline and time commitment pages for more information.


Where is this project based?

This project is based in Ireland at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy in NUI, Galway. The working language for the project is English – but we welcome participants from all over the world and want to include a diverse range of experiences in the project.



There is limited funding available to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for respondents to attend workshops. We will decide how to allocate this funding after we have received the application forms. Decisions regarding funding will be made based on who best meets the project’s objectives and on the need to ensure a diverse representation of experiences and skills. We ask respondents, particularly practitioners and academics, to make a concerted effort to find other sources of funding for attendance at workshops. This would increase the amount available to us cover the cost of travel and accessibility requirements for participants with disabilities.


How do I get involved or find out more?

If you are interested in being a respondent please fill in an application form. The application form is designed to assist us in the pairing process and in assessing who requires funding to attend the project.

Please contact us if you have any questions.