People - Advisory Board

The project Advisory Board meets once a year to overview the project. It is comprised of members of key disability groups, politicians and representatives from public bodies and as well as leading academics within the field. The Advisory Board also discusses the policy implications of the project for central and local government organisations, including the NHS.


Disability History and Disability Studies Representatives

  • Dr Julie Anderson, University of Kent
  • Professor Rosa Ballester, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
  • Dr Karen Beauchamp-Pryor, Swansea University
  • Professor David Gerber, State University of New York, Buffalo USA
  • Professor Angela John, Aberystwyth University
  • Professor David Mitchell, Temple University Philadelphia USA
  • Professor Marie Nelson, Linkoping University, Sweden
  • Dr Gareth Noble, Swansea University
  • Professor Dr Cordula Nolte, Institut fűr Geschichtswissenschaft, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Dr Sarah Rose, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Dr Sonali Shah, Centre for Disability Studies, Leeds University
  • Professor Eva Simonsen, University of Oslo, Norway

Public and Professional Representatives

  • Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, Chair, Public Health Wales
  • Elisabeth Bennett, Archivist, South Wales Coalfield Collection, Swansea University
  • Ruth Blue, Wellcome Trust; Thalidomide Society
  • Andrew Davies, Chair, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  • Rhian Davies, Chief Executive, Disability Wales
  • Rebecca Evans, AM for Mid and West Wales
  • Professor Hywel Francis, MP for Aberavon
  • Elwyn Williams, National Library of Wales
  • Steph Mastoris, Head, National Waterfront Museum Swansea
  • Professor Dai Smith, Chair, Arts Council of Wales
  • Alun Taylor, Regeneration Manager, Coalfield Regeneration Trust
  • Sian Williams, Librarian South Wales Coalfield Collection, Swansea University


North East Representative

  • Professor Alan Roulstone, Centre for Public Policy/Dept of Social Sciences, Northumbria University

Scottish Representative

  • Professor Nick Watson, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Glasgow University


Swansea University Representatives

  • Professor Noel Thompson, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research
  • Professor Ceri Phillips, Director of Research, College of Human and Health Sciences
  • Professor Chris Williams, Director of Research, College of Arts and Humanities