Outputs from our research

Here you’ll find resources produced by the two research projects and related activity by the team.

Project One – Disbelief and Disregard: The Gendered Experiences of Energy Limiting Chronic Illnesses


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We have produced a series of 6 policy briefs which address different findings from the project.

Brief 1: Background and Executive Summary

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Brief 2: The Impact of Poor Healthcare on Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Brief 3: Challenges of Delayed or Misdiagnosis

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Brief 4: Impact of Disbelief on All Areas of Life

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Brief 5: The Intersection of Sexism and other Axes of Oppression

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Brief 6: Making Public and Patient Involvement / Engagement (PPIE) more inclusive of people with Energy Limiting Conditions

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FULL REPORT: contains all 6 briefs in one document

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In May 2022 we had our first Webinar on the topic of Challenging Disbelief and Disregard for people living with chronic illness and disability. In this event, we had a range of panelists who recorded their presentations beforehand. Some of these presentations are now available here with consent from presenters.

Research Partners:

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Liverpool Hope University logo

In partnership with:

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The Lantern Initiative logo
Chronic Illness Inclusion logo

Funded by:

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UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council logo