Mary Fuller is Professor of Education at the University of Gloucestershire and Director of the research project on which this book is based. She has worked as lecturer and researcher at the universities of Bath, Bristol, Reading and Oxford. Her research interests are in gender, race and disability in educational settings, areas in which she has published extensively.
Jan Georgeson is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Professional Status at the University of Chichester. She has worked on a variety of research projects investigating disability and disadvantage, with particular interests in organizational structure, interactional style and sociocultural approaches to pedagogy.
Mick Healey is Director of Centre for Active Learning, University of Gloucestershire. He is internationally known for his research into teaching and learning in higher education. He is a National Teaching Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the HE Academy.
Alan Hurst is a trustee of Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities. He has published books and articles, lectured and led workshops on disability in higher education in many countries. He has also worked with government agencies to develop and monitor policy and provision for disabled students.
Katie Kelly received a first degree at the University of Gloucestershire and after working in a disability rights organization was Research Assistant to this project, focussing on data gathering for the student case studies. She has returned to working in the voluntary sector.
Sheila Riddell is Director, Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity, University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include: equality and social inclusion, with particular reference to gender, social class and disability in education, training, employment and social care. She has published extensively in these areas and sits on policy advisory committees on disability and equal rights.
Hazel Roberts has a research studentship at the University of Gloucestershire. Her doctoral thesis investigates the role of support workers in the learning of disabled students in higher education. She has worked as a researcher on the project on which this book is based.
Elisabet Weedon is Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity, University of Edinburgh. Her main research interests are in the area of adult learning. She is currently researching lifelong learning in Europe and learning in the workplace and has published research in this area.