Dr Shaun Grech

Dr Shaun Grech

Dr Shaun Grech

 B.A.(Hons)(Melit.),M.Sc.(U.K.),Ph.D.(U.K.)

Affiliate Associate Professor

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Shaun Grech (Phd) is founder and director of The Critical Institute and an independent international disability and development consultant. He was previously based at the Research Institute for Health and Social Change (RIHSC) at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), and where he is currently a visiting fellow. Shaun also serves as visiting scholar, postgraduate supervisor and examiner in a number of universities including the University of Malta, the School of African Studies (SOAS), and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. He is also editor-in-chief of the international journal, Disability and the Global South (DGS), the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) Policy Briefs, and co-editor of the book series, Palgrave Studies in Disability and International Development.

His critical and interdisciplinary research covers a range of areas including disability, poverty and international development, critical approaches to humanitarian action, coloniality and decolonial studies, forced migration and intersectionalities. Grech is an established international academic and has published extensively in academic journals, is author of the book Disability and Poverty in the Global South: Renegotiating Development in Guatemala (Palgrave Macmillan), and co-editor of Inclusive Communities: A Critical Reader (Sense Publishers), Disability in the Global South: The Critical Handbook (Springer) and Disability and Colonialism: (Dis)encounters and Anxious Intersectionalities (Routledge). He also serves on the board of numerous international journals. As a research, strategic and evaluation consultant, Shaun has worked extensively with International NGOs notably in Latin America and has contributed to major projects including the first national disability survey in Guatemala. Shaun is also an activist and practitioner combining field level action research experience with disability practice projects in contexts of extreme rural poverty in Latin America.
  • Disability, Poverty and Development
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Rural development
  • Forced Migration
  • Decolonial approaches
  • Intersectionalities

GRECH, S., GOODLEY, D. and PENA, M., eds, 2020 (fc). Critical Disability Studies beyond the global North: Reclaiming the Human. London: Palgrave.

NÚÑEZ, C.G., GONZÁLEZ-NICULCAR, B., ASCORRA, P. and GRECH, S., 2020. Contar para comprender: cierre de escuelas rurales en Chile y sus implicancias para las comunidades. Educação & Sociedade, .

GRECH, S., 2019. Disabled Families: The Impacts of Disability and Care on Family Labour and Poverty in Rural Guatemala. Societies, 9(4),.

GRECH, S., 2016. Disability and Development: Critical Connections, Gaps and Contradictions. In: S. GRECH and K. SOLDATIC, eds, Disability in the Global South: The Critical Handbook. US: Springer, pp. 3-19.

GRECH, S., 2016. Disability and Development: Critical Introductions. In: J. GRUGEL and D. HAMMETT, eds, The Palgrave Handbook of International Development. London: Palgrave, pp. 513-534.

GRECH, S., 2016. Disability and Poverty: Complex Interactions and Critical Reframings. In: S. GRECH and K. SOLDATIC, eds, Disability in the Global South: The Critical Handbook. US: Springer, pp. 217-235.

GRECH, S. and SOLDATIC, K., eds, 2016. Disability in the global South: The Critical Handbook. US: Springer.

GRECH, S. and SOLDATIC, K., 2016. Introduction: Disability in the Global South. Disability in the Global South: The Critical Handbook. US: Springer, pp. xiii-xxviii.

SOLDATIC, K. and GRECH, S., eds, 2016. Disability and Colonialism: (Dis)encounters and Anxious Intersectionalities. London: Routledge.

GRECH, S., 2015. Decolonising Eurocentric disability studies: Why colonialism matters in the disability and global South debate. Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 21(1),.

GRECH, S., 2015. Disability and Poverty in the Global South: Renegotiating Development in Guatemala. London: Palgrave.

GRECH, S., 2015. From Critical Disability Studies to Critical Global Disability Studies. In: I. PARKER, ed, London: Routledge, pp. 376-385.

GRECH, S. and PISANI, M., 2015. Towards a Critical Understanding of the Disability/Forced Migration nexus. Disability & the Global South, 2(1), pp. 416-420.

GRECH, S. and SOLDATIC, K., 2015. Editorial- Disability and colonialism: (dis)encounters and anxious intersectionalities. Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 21(1),.

PISANI, M. and GRECH, S., 2015. Disability and Forced Migration: Critical Intersectionalities. Disability & the Global South, 2(1), pp. 421-441.

GRECH, S., 2014. Disability, poverty and Education: perceived barriers and (dis)connections in rural Guatemala. Disability & the Global South, 1(1), pp. 128-152.

GRECH, S., 2014. The Spaces of Poverty: renegotiating place and disability in the global South. In: K. SOLDATIC, A. ROULSTONE and H. MORGAN, eds, London: Routledge, pp. 48-63.

SOLDATIC, K. and GRECH, S., 2014. Transnationalising Disability Studies: Rights, Justice and Impairment. Disability Studies Quarterly, 34(2),.

GRECH, S., 2013. Disability and childhood in spaces of poverty: critical perspectives on Guatemala. Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: Critical Approaches in a Global Context. London: Palgrave, pp. 89-104.

AZZOPARDI, A. and GRECH, S., eds, 2012. Inclusive Communities: A Critical Reader. Netherlands: Sense.

GRECH, S., 2012. Disability and the Majority World: A Neocolonial Approach. In: D. GOODLEY, B. HUGHES and L. DAVIS, eds, Disability and Social Theory: New developments and directions. London: Palgrave, pp. 52-69.

GRECH, S., 2012. Disability, Communities of Poverty and the Global South: Debating through Social Capital. In: A. AZZOPARDI and S. GRECH, eds, Inclusive Communities: A Critical Reader. Netherlands: Sense, pp. 69-84.

GRECH, S. and GOODLEY, D., 2012. Doing disability research in the majority world: an alternative framework and the quest for decolonising methods. Journal of Human Development, Disability, and Social Change, 19(2), pp. 43-55.

GRECH, S., 2011. Comment from the Field: Disability and the Majority World: Challenging Dominant Epistemologies. Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, 5(2), pp. 217-220.

GRECH, S., 2011. Recolonising debates or perpetuated coloniality? Decentring the spaces of disability, development and community in the global South. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 15(1), pp. 87-100.

GRECH, S., 2010. Poverty, Disability and Education: Debating Inclusivity in the global South. In: A. AZZOPARDI, ed, Making sense of inclusive education. Germany: VDM, pp. 155-162.

GRECH, S., 2010. A space for ‘development’: engaging social capital in reflecting on disability in the majority world. Journal for Disability and International Development, 1.

GRECH, S., 2009. Disability, poverty and development: critical reflections on the majority world debate. Disability & Society, 24(6), pp. 771-784.

GRECH, S., 2008. Living with disability in rural Guatemala: exploring connections and impacts on poverty. International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation, 7(2),.

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