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Emma Collins


I joined the University of York in 2016 for my undergraduate degree in Sociology. I stayed in the department to begin my PhD in 2020. Originally motivated by my own disability, my research focuses on adulthood experiences of ‘mild’ Cerebral Palsy. I am using narrative methods to better understand the relationship between impairment and disability, and the psycho-social and physical experience of CP beyond childhood and paediatric care.

I have been a GTA for the undergraduate module ‘Introducing Social Psychology’, and I am soon to be a GTA for the module ‘Cultivating a Sociological Imagination’.


BA (Hons) Sociology, University of York (2016-2020)

PhD in Sociology (2020 – in progress)

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Emma Collins
PhD Student
Department of Sociology
University of York
YO10 5DD