Writing and Speaking

My complete CV can be downloaded here. Please note: this is a pdf format. If you’d like an alternative, send me an email: emmalaurensheppard[at]gmail[dot]com.

I am always happy to speak about my research at seminars or guest lecturers – please get in touch.



[forthcoming]. ͞Researching sex and sexuality with disabled people͟. In: Claes, T., Porrovecchio, A., Reynolds, P. (eds) Methodological and Ethical Issues in Sex and Sexuality Research: Contemporary Essays, Barbara Budrich Publishers, Leverkusen.

2016. Real World Academics: A Response to Glyn Davies MP. Times Higher Education.

2016. Review: Supporting disabled people with their sexual lives: a clear guide for health and social care professionals. Disability and Society, 31.8, pp.1154-1156. [open access]

2015. Review: The Female Suffering Body: Illness and Disability in Modern Arabic Literature. Disability and Society, 30.10, pp.1593-1595.2014. [open access]

Review: Feminist, Queer, Crip, by Alison Kafer. Journal of the International Network for Sexual Ethics & Politics, 1.2 2013.

“It’s Not a Hobby, It’s a Post-apocalyptic Skill”: Space, Feminism, Queer, and Sticks and String. Bad Subjects, 84. [open access]


Conferences & Seminars

Considering Crip Time – at the Disability Research Forum, Sheffield Hallam

Cripping Pain, Chronic Pain in the UK Today: Medical, Academic, and Political Perspectives, 19th August, 2017 [transcript of event here, video here]

Considering Crip Time, July 2017, Disability and Disciplines, Liverpool Hope University.

Kinked and Crippled: chronic pain and BDSM, April 2017, Cutting Edge 2017, Edge Hill University

Kinked and Crippled: chronic pain and BDSM, April 2017, Talking Bodies 2017, Chester University

Pain as Emotional Experience, January 2017, Disability and the Emotions Seminar Series, Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University

Kinked and Crippled: chronic pain and BDSM, September 2016, Lancaster Disability Studies Conference, Lancaster University

Cripping Pain [poster], July 2016, Encountering Pain, University College London. [related blog post here]

The Problem of Chronic Pain, December 2015, Re-engaging Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain: A Thirtieth Anniversary Retrospective, University of Brighton [related blog post here]

And the crip ran away with the spoon: crip time, fatigue, and a life lived more slowly, April 2015, Cutting Edge 2015, Edge Hill University

Feel the Pain: the unexpected side effects of research, April 2015, Talking Bodies 2015, Chester University. [related THE article]

Disability, Pain and the Normal Human, December 2014, Seminar, Edge Hill University

Crippling Pain: examining pain in normal human experience, July 2014, 5th Annual International Conference: Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane – More Questions of the Human, University of Sheffield