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date: 17 May 2022

Shakespeare, Sir Thomas William free

Shakespeare, Sir Thomas William free

3rd Bt cr 1942, of Lakenham, City of Norwich; CBE 2021; FBA 2018; (known professionally as Prof. Tom Shakespeare)

Born 11 May 1966; er s of Sir William Geoffrey Shakespeare, 2nd Bt and of Susan Mary Shakespeare (née Raffel); one d by Lucy Ann Broadhead; one s by Judy Brown; m 2002, Caroline Emily (née Bowditch) (marr. diss. 2008)

Professor of Disability Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, since 2018


S father, 1996


Pembroke Coll., Cambridge (BA (Hons) 1987); King’s Coll., Cambridge (PhD 1994)


Printer, Cambridge Free Press, 1987–88; Administrator, The Works Theatre Co-operative, 1988–89; Lectr, Univ. of Sunderland, 1993–95; Res. Fellow, Univ. of Leeds, 1996–99; Newcastle University: Dir of Outreach, 1999–2005; Res. Fellow, Policy, Ethics and Life Scis Res. Inst., 2005–08; NESTA Fellow, 2005–08; Consultant, 2008–10, Tech. Officer, 2010–13, WHO; Sen. Lectr, 2013–16, Prof. of Disability Res., 2016–18, UEA. Mem., Working Party on the ethics of res. on genes and behaviour, 2000–02, Mem. Council, 2014–19, Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Vice-Chair, Gateshead Voluntary Orgns Council, 1993–96; Chair, Northern Disability Arts Forum, 1993–95. Vice-Chm., Northern Arts Bd, 1998–99 (Mem., 1995–99 and 2000–02); Member: Tyneside Cinema Bd, 1995–97; Arts Council England, 2004–10 (Chm., NE Regl Arts Council, 2004–10). Vice Chair, Light for the World, 2018– (Chair, 2016–18); Trustee, Equal Lives, 2013–18


(jtly) The Sexual Politics of Disability, 1996; The Disability Reader, 1998; (jtly) Exploring Disability, 1999; Help, 2000; (jtly) Disability and Postmodernism, 2002; (jtly) Genetic Politics, 2002; Disability Rights and Wrongs, 2006; Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited, 2013; Disability Research Today, 2015; Disability: the basics, 2017; various articles in academic jls


arts and culture, gardening, cooking


b James Douglas Geoffrey Shakespeare [b 12 Feb. 1971; m 1996, Alison (née Lusby)]


2 Kilner House, Clayton Street SE11 5SE


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street WC1E 7HT