In this episode, Shae speaks with Craig Collinson. Shae and Craig share their insights into their research and Craig’s fascinating topic Lexism” – the Othering and discrimination of dyslexics. This conversation may come across as a bit controversial, so we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the topic!
Craig is a UK dyslexic academic and a Researcher Development Fellow at Edge Hill University. He was born and brought up in the south of England; the first of his immediate family to go to university. Craig gained a First-class joint honours degree in Ancient History and History from Keele University and has an MA and MPhil in Medieval Studies from the University of Reading. He moved away from studying History to Philosophy and Education for his doctoral thesis. His PhD was on the social model of dyslexia; awarded by Edge Hill University. He has articles published in the British Journal of Special Education and Disability and Society. The primary focus of his work is “Lexism” – the Othering and discrimination of dyslexics. He now lives and works in Lancashire.
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