Webinar on disbelief and disregard in healthcare

Challenging Disbelief and Disregard in relation to Medicine, Chronic Illness and Disability

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Free webinar 24th May 1-3pm BST

Chronic Illness Inclusion is jointly hosting a webinar with Dr Bethan Evans and colleagues at Liverpool University’s Centre of Health, Medical and Environmental Humanities.

This event brings together academics and activists working in relation to disbelief and disregard in medicine, chronic illness and disability. It will focus in paticular on the relationship between disbelief/disregard and energy, understood in two ways: first in relation to chronic illness/disability that involves energy limitation, and secondly in relation to the ways in which activism and advocacy in relation to medicine, chronic illness and disability takes, and depletes, energy.

The event will involve two roundtable discussions, with opportunities for the audience to ask questions.

Organised by: Dr Bethan Evans, Catherine Hale and Alison Allam (Chronic Illness Inclusion), Dr. Lioba Hirsch and Dr Morag Rose (University of Liverpool), Dr Ana Bê Peirera (Liverpool Hope University).

Speakers include (in addition to the organisers):

Brianne Benness (No End in Sight),

Dzifa Afonu (Healing Justice London),

Leonora Gunn (University of Leeds and Leeds Disabled People’s Organisation),

Katherine Cheston (Durham University),

Aaliyah Shaikh (City University, London),

Dr Emma Sheppard (Coventry University)

Aleyah Babb-Benjamin (National Voices),

Jenny Ceolta-Smith (Long Covid Support).


Recorded presentations from speakers will be made available ahead of the event for people to watch at their own pace.

BSL interpretation and auto-captions will be enabled.

To read more about the event visit The Centre for Health, Medical and Environmental Humanities website

To register for this event click here