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Disabled Role Models at Queen Mary

On this page you can find out more about some of our wonderful disabled staff and students at Queen Mary as they share a bit about themselves, their experiences and what they want you to know about disability, through their role model profiles. 

We hope that by sharing these role model profiles, we can help increase the visibility of our disabled community at Queen Mary and their diverse experiences and perspectives. We will be adding to this page on an ongoing basis (and there are more to come very shortly!).

If you think you might be interested in creating your own disabled role model profile, please get in touch with Daisy Crowfoot, who works in the EDI Team.

Your nominations

Here are the disabled role models that you (our staff and students) have shared with us.

If you would like to add your disabled role model(s) to this page, please get in touch with Daisy Crowfoot. 

Emily Yates (Accessibility Consultant, Journalist and Queen Mary Alumna!)

Emily Yates is a brilliant accessibility consultant and journalist who studied English at Queen Mary, graduating in 2013. They have also been recently listed in the Shaw Trust’s Power 100, an annual publication containing the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

Nathalie Grey, Alumni Engagement Coordinator (HSS), nominated Emily Yates, saying:

"As a former classmate of Emily’s and the alumni coordinator for the School of English and Drama, it is so inspiring to see how Emily has combined the use of her skills and experience of living with a disability to help others. I’m excited to see more of Emily’s work, especially following the completion of her PhD in Women’s Studies at the University of York."

Find out more about Emily's work and experiences in their interview with the Alumni Engagement Team here

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