The Faculty of Health & Social Care’s work in this area covers research on a wide spectrum of people’s experiences across the life course, including physical and learning disability and living with a long-term condition. Key strands include the social history of learning disability; theory; policy and practice in disability; advocacy for people with learning disabilities; disability, sexuality and reproductive health; disability and end of life issues; disability and diabetes; and neurodiversity and autism. Research in the field of long-term conditions includes the experience of co-morbidity (physical and mental health); motherhood, and issues around screening; diversity and gender; and the discursive construction of autism. Projects in this area have also focused on the development of inclusive research methodologies and life story work. Collaboration with colleagues in other universities, with service-user and provider organisations, and with disabled people – in the UK and internationally is a central component of research in this area.