Dr Tim Marshall

Social Policy Alumni

PhD Researcher in Social Policy (ESRC +3)
School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2013

Graduation date: September 2017

Research topic: Young people with intellectual disabilities

My research explores the everyday lives of young people with intellectual disabilities – and those close to them – in a north Indian city. It asks what is important or valued in young people’s lives, what helps them achieve this and what prevents them from doing so. The research context is one of India adopting disability legislation and policy in line with international agreements, while disabled people’s lived realities are poorly understood. The research is an ethnography, with participant observation the main method, and draws on a social relational model of disability as a theoretical starting point.

Research supervisors: Dr Val Williams, Professor David Abbott

Professional memberships/Positions held:

National Union of Teachers member

Email: tim.marshall@bristol.ac.uk