(i) Inter/national academics, community of academics and researchers and under/postgraduate students of a number of disciplines across the globe (testimonies from course tutors available on request), including disciplines of education, psychology, philosophy, nursing, sociology and social policy as evidenced by the publication outlets (which encompass these disciplines) and subsequent citation analysis (http://post-blair.posterous.com/pages/publications).
(ii) Specific academics citing and drawing on work inc.: Titchkosky, Michalko, Douglas (Canada); Mori, Nagase (Japan); Traustadottir (Iceland); Liddiard, Watson, Smith, UK; Roets, van Hove (Belgium); Gabel, Erevelles, Davis (US); Meekosha, Shuttleworth, Dowse (Australia); Kee, Kuno (Malaysia).
(iii) Inter/national conference presentations include Society for Disability Studies; Disability Studies Association, Nordic Network for Disability Research.
(iv) Key findings from the project have informed the writing of three research bids which will have further potential scientific impact:
• (ESRC, unsuccessful, 2012) Responding to the lives of children with life-limiting and life-threatening impairments;
• (ESRC, pending) Big Society and young people with learning disabilities.
• (FIRA, pending) Promoting good practice in relation to the adoption and fostering of disabled children.
Finally, in part due to the success of this ESRC project, we were approached to tender for (and successfully were awarded) a SCOPE funded project ‘resilience in the lives of disabled people’ which extends an analysis of the societal position of disabled people (http://disability-resilience.posterous.com).