Dr Colin Cameron is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. He has been active in the disabled people’s movement since 1992 within organisations including the Northern Disability Arts Forum, Inclusion Scotland, Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living and Shaping Our Lives.
As well as writing sardonic short stories and poems his more serious work includes book chapters and journal articles on Disability Arts and identity in, e.g., Emerging Issues and Insights in Disability Studies, The Community Development Journal, Popular Music and Parallel Lines.
His PhD thesis, ‘Does Anybody Like Being Disabled?’, involved clarifying and developing the affirmation model, a non-tragic framework for making sense of the experience of living with impairment in a disabling society.
His book Disability Studies: A Student’s Guide, is published by Sage.
‘Tragic but brave or just crips with chips? Songs and their lyrics in the Disability Arts Movement in Britain.’ was published in 2009 by Northumbria University examining lyrics by Johnny Crescendo, Ian Stanton and the Fugertivs – performers emerging as part of the Disability Arts movement in the 1980s and 1990s – considering the dark humour which runs through much of this work. Popular Music, 28 (3). pp. 381-396. ISSN 0261-1430