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Research Profile

Ms Kate Attfield 

Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Address:Glamorgan Building

Research Interests

Deaf signers, cultural & linguistic Deaf studies, social work research, ethnography

PhD Topic / Area

Deaf BSL signers’ politics, organisation and vision


I am a final (3rd) year doctoral student, progressing with PhD. I have been teaching some MSc social work community care classes. My part-time work of English /British Sign Language language facilitator has enabled me to build contacts, conduct research interviews in BSL with Deaf elites and maintain networks.


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Dr Paul Chaney