Mary Butler trained as an occupational therapist, with a background in anthropology. This helped her to make an early distinction between research from a rehabilitation and a disability perspective. Most of Mary’s research has been from the perspective of people with disability and their carers.
Butler, M., & Derrett, S. (2015). The walking interview: an approach to investigating injury in people with pre-existing disability. International Journal of Qualitative Methods.
Barrett, P., Hale, B., Butler, M., & Gauld, R. (2014). Family Care and Social Capital: voices of informal carers. Dordrecht: Springer.
Butler, M. (2011). Being, doing and belonging after brain injury: an ethnographic exploration of the capabilities approach. Sites: A Journal of Anthropology and Cultural Studies, 8(2), 57–76.