I graduated as a sociologist in 2005 and completed my PhD in 2016. I gained extensive international research expertise through multiple stations of my career, e.g. as a research fellow at the University of Cologne/Germany, as a research assistant at the University of New England/Australia, as a research associate at the University of Sydney/Australia or as a research associate at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Before I became a researcher, I worked as a personal assistant for people with disabilities for more than eight years. As such, I later also chaired my company’s work council. My work as a disability support person triggered my interest in disability research and since 2007 I worked in multiple academic settings but always connected to the field of disability research.
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