Disability Studies is situated within the research line 'Participation and Diversity' of the department of Medical Humanities at Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. Medical Humanities is embedded within the Amsterdam Public Health research institute.

Research is currently being carried out around three main research themes:

  • (Family) Quality of Life
  • Labour and Participation
  • Participatory research

An overview of current and finished research can be found here.

ZonMW program ‘Disability Studies’

The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW) funded the Disability Studies research program (2010-2012). This research program consisted of seven projects around the way people with different disabilities – physical, mental, intellectual or sensory – live and how they are perceived by people in society. With this program ZonMW, in partnership with the Handicap + Study foundation and the Revalidation Fund, contributed to the start of ‘Disability Studies in the Netherlands’: a structural Disability Studies research and education program.