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  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE)(FHEA) Awarded with Distinction, Aston University
  • MA Sociology and Social Research, Awarded with Distinction, Aston University
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology and English Language, First Class Honours, Aston University

Teaching Activity

Becoming a Social Scientist (LK1101)

Research Interests

Disability and mothering; dwarfism; disabled identities; disabled childhoods; stigma; pregnancy and screening; drug trials and disability; disability autoethnographies/autobiographies; feminist methodologies; theories of embodiment; social justice; construction of disability discourses; social inequalities.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

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Research Output 2018 2020

internet community
social justice
social media

Co-Constructed Auto/Biographies in Dwarfism Mothering Research: Imagining Opportunities for Social Justice

Saville, K-M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Palgrave MacMillan Handbook of Auto/Biography. Parsons, J. & Chappell, A. (eds.). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Using strength-based approaches to fulfil academic potential in degree apprenticeships

Saville, K-M., Birdi, G., Hayes, S., Higson, H. E. & Eperjesi, F., 6 Jun 2019, In : Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Dwarfism: wrestling show will simply reinforce prejudice

Saville, K-M., 27 Sep 2018, The Conversation

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Activities 2016 2019

  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk

A Force for Good? Digital Media, Positive Social Change and Transformative Practice

Kelly-Mae Saville (Speaker)
2 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Education, Health and (Care-Less) Plans

Kelly-Mae Saville (Speaker)
4 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Religion, Gender and Sexualities Conference

Kelly-Mae Saville (Participant)
1 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference