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Welcome to my website.

I have carried out research about and with disabled children and young people for over twenty years and have set up this website to share some recent resources that have developed from my PhD study.

I am keen to highlight findings about the social and emotional aspects of the most profoundly disabled children to remind us that as well as having significant needs, they can be supported to be playful, resilient and have fun!

I was recently based at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol and the PhD was funded by the
Economic and Social Research Council.

I am disseminating my ‘Passport to Play’ research by writing articles for professional and academic journals and presenting in the UK and beyond. I am currently employed at Barnwood Trust as a social researcher.

Debby Watson PhD