My Research

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About Dr. Baldwin

Dr. Clive Baldwin is Canada Research Chair in Narrative Studies at St. Thomas University.  He is currently Professor in Social Work, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative, and Chair of the Research Committee of the Atlantic Institute on Aging.

Dr Baldwin took up his Chair in May 2011, moving from the University of Bradford in the UK where he was Senior Lecturer in Social Work (Mental Health) and Program Director of the MA in Mental Health.  Prior to that, he was Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies at the internationally renowned Bradford Dementia Group, Division of Dementia Studies, University of Bradford.

He researches and publishes in a number of different areas, including transableism, narrative ethics, dementia, narrative resilience, and spiritual identity.  You can learn more about his work by visiting his website.

Dr. Baldwin’s Research on Transableism

This research focuses on the experience of people who define themselves as transabled.  We are interested in what it is like for transabled people, their thoughts, feelings, desires, hopes, stories, relationships – indeed any and all aspects of their lives which they are willing to share.  It is hoped that the research will promote understanding and awareness of transableism.

To date, Dr. Baldwin has conducted interviews with over 45 participants from North America and Europe.  Their desired impairments range from arm and leg amputations, blindness, hearing loss, and paraplegia.