Dr Lee Humber
My career in teaching and caring prepared the way for my PhD study, which focussed on the life experiences of people with learning disabilities. Over the past four years I have developed two programmes of health and social care studies which draw on this experience.
The ethos of Ruskin College is particularly attractive. It sets out to offer an education of high standards to non-traditional student cohorts, many of whom were failed by education first time around. At its core the Ruskin curriculum takes a critical view of the world and people in it, seeking to fashion a radical understanding of current day and historic events and ideas.
My book, Vital Signs: The deadly costs of Health Inequality will be published in April 2019.
Previous publications include:
2017: Health and social care: a Marxist analysis, International Socialist Review Journal
2016: The impact of neoliberal market relations of production of care on the quantity and quality of support for people with learning disabilities, Critical and Radical Social Work 4(2): 149-169
2016: The contribution to the study of learning disabilities of Jack Tizard, Critical and Radical Social Work 4(1): 103-117
2015: Care work in the neoliberal era, Socialist Review; April 2015
2014: Social inclusion through employment: the marketization of employment support for people with learning disabilities in the UK, Disability and Society 29(2), 2014, pp.275-28
2013: Ecology and Mental Health; published report for MIND
2013: Finding employment and inclusion in society for people with learning disabilities, Learning Disability Today, 13(1), January/February 2013, pp.22-24