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Equality and non-discrimination law research

Durham University is seeking adult participants with a "visible difference"

15 November 2018

New equality research at Durham University

"We are researching whether workplace laws in the UK are effective at achieving equality and non-discrimination for people with a visible difference (any condition or injury which alters appearance)"

- Hannah Saunders, FHEA

The aim of the research is to:

  • understand better the experiences of people with a visible difference (any condition or injury which alters appearance) in relation to the job market and workplace in the UK;

  • analyse whether the law goes far enough to promote equality for people with a visible difference; and

  • suggest how, if needed, the equality rights of people with a visible difference can be better upheld.

We are looking for volunteers aged 18 or over with a visible difference who are willing to be interviewed either in their own home (subject to location) or by telephone about their experiences of work and job market equality.

It is estimated that the interview would take between 1 and 2 hours at a time to suit you. Participation is entirely voluntary and  unpaid. If you may be willing to take part, please email hannah.e.saunders@dur.ac.uk, including your name, address and a phone number where we can reach you. We will then send you further information about the research and what’s involved. Thank you very much in advance for your consideration.

Offer to participate in the study!

Fill in the below details, and press submit. This will send your message and details to Hannah Saunders at Durham University.

Details entered in this form are not stored by Nerve Tumours UK. This study is being run by Durham University, not Nerve Tumours UK. Take part at your own risk, please feel free to ask questions of the researcher before committing. This form serves as an indication of interest only.