Heriot-Watt University seeking research proposals on autism in the workplace

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Heriot-Watt University is currently offering one PhD scholarship on disability in the workplace and would particularly welcome research proposals that relate to autism/AS and the workplace.


There is a lack of critical research concerning the management and experiences of employees with a disability in the workplace.  There is perhaps a larger gap in the literature in terms of research related to employees with a hidden disability, e.g. a mental health condition or an autistic spectrum disorder. This PhD project aims help further understand the management and/or experiences of employees with a particular disability or a range of disabilities in the workplace. It is expected that such a study would be characterised by a theoretical framework(s) that reflects the realities and contradictions of contemporary employment and difficulties faced by employees with a disability.


Informal enquiries to supervisors: Dr James Richards J.Richards@hw.ac.uk and Dr Kate Sang K.Sang@hw.ac.uk


General enquiries to Caroline Murray – C.A.Murray@hw.ac.uk


The deadline for applications is 31 May 2013