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Martha Bell


Martha Bell
Martha Bell has had over ten years of social science research experience since gaining her PhD in Sociology at Massey University. Her most recent project surveyed the practice and policy of alternative arrangements provision in tertiary education Disability Support Services for ACHIEVE (2015). A past project examined disability discourses and parent advocacy in New Zealand. Her current project is a collection of stories of adult siblings of a brother or sister living with impairments. She is a member of ACHIEVE, The National Post-Secondary Education Disability Network Incorporated, and she serves as the network leader of the eSocSci Mobilities Network for Aotearoa New Zealand. Martha Bell is a research associate for Media Associates, Dunedin New Zealand.

Research areas: Sociology of Mobilities, Dis/ability Studies, Sociocultural Approaches to Physicality
Research contributions: researcher, project manager

External member, no university username, not employed by the University.

Relevant publications:

  • Bell, M. (2015). National Survey of Alternative Assessment Arrangements Policy and Practice in Tertiary Education with Reference to International Policy and Literature: A Research Report. ©ACHIEVE, The National Post-Secondary Education Disability Network Incorporated. 78 pp. ISBN: 978-0-473-31119-3
  • Bell, M., Fitzgerald, R. and Legge, M. (2013). A Technical Report on Advocacy, Views of Disability and Reproductive Choice Decision-making within Parent to Parent New Zealand / Matua ki te Matua Kaporeihana o Aotearoa. 38 pp. ISBN: 978-0-9922626-1-7 (Digital)
  • Bell, M., Fitzgerald, R. and Legge, M. (2013). Parent peer advocacy, information and refusing disability discourses. Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 8(1-2), 1-12. doi:10.1080/1177083X.2013.818042
  • Bell, M. (2012). Modes of mobility: An interdisciplinary search for mobile bodies. Sites: New Series, 9(1), 133-158. doi:10.11157/sites-vol9iss1id192