About this Journal
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is an international peer-reviewed journal aiming to disseminate innovative, high quality, social research on disability, which enables critical reflection on the position of people with disabilities in different societal contexts.
The journal’s defining characteristic is a focus on the relationship between people with disabilities and their environments. It is multi-disciplinary in scope, incorporating research from a variety of perspectives - such as sociological, historical, cultural studies, health and social policy - which share a commitment to recognising that disability is not a property of the individual person, but something shaped by social relations and structures.
The journal was established by the Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR), an association who actively facilitate the sharing and dissemination of social research on disability in the five Nordic countries.
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Editors' message - SJDR welcomes new Assistant Editor Stephen Macdonald
Stephen Macdonald will be starting as an Associate Editor from May 2021. He is currently a Professor at the University of Sunderland but is in the process of moving to Durham University. Stephen is interested in disability theory and has written extensively in the fields of Disability Studies, MAD Studies, and Neurodiversity. Stephen’s research interests include qualitative biographical research and quantitative research methodologies. He has engaged in topics such as Neurodiversity, Deprivation, and Adult Services; Disability Studies, Criminalisation, and Victimisation; Disability, Loneliness, and Isolation; Mental Health and Institutionalisation. We are delighted to welcome Stephen to the editorial team.
Posted on 29 Apr 2021
Editors' message - SJDR welcomes new Assistant Editor Merja Tarvainen
Merja Tarvainen started as an editor of the Journal from January 2021. She is Senior Lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland and a long-serving board member of the Finnish Society of Disability Research. Her research interests include narratives and life stories of persons with disabilities, through which she has focused on loneliness, life significance and ableism. We are happy to welcome Merja Tarvainen to the editorial team.
Posted on 25 Feb 2021