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Leeds MA Student Presents Research at the Nordic Network on Disability Research Conference


Johanna Knebel at Nordic Network on Disability Research conference

Johanna Knebel is currently completing the MA Social Research (Interdisciplinary) as a prelude to undertaking her PhD on "Peer counselling in sexuality education for, by, and with people with learning difficulties in Germany", within the School of Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Leeds.

At the 16th Nordic Network on Disability Research conference from the 10th -12th May 2023  in Reykjavík, Iceland, Johanna presented her previous dissertation project of her MA in Disability Studies on "Peer counselling as a means to challenge ableism in sexuality education for and by people with learning difficulties? - perspectives of non-disabled counsellors from Germany”.

If you would like to find out more about this research, you can contact Johanna via email

Johanna is undertaking the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership's (WRDTP) 4-year studentship programme leading to the award of a PhD.  This programme ensures the student's journey not only involves detailed, original research in an area of social science, but includes wider skills and methods training that supports the student in the transition to employment, either within academia or beyond.  Find out more about the WRDTP studentships and fellowship opportunities here.