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Stef Benstead

Stef Benstead

Stef Benstead is an independent researcher in disability and social policy. She has worked with Ekklesia and the Spartacus Network and is currently working with the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project and Church Action on Poverty. 

Stef has a 1st from the University of Cambridge but had to leave a PhD at the same university after becoming severely ill with the genetic connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. 

Since leaving her PhD, Stef has been using her interest in research to investigate the welfare system, particularly for people with chronic illness and disability, to show not just where and why it is going wrong but how to do things better.

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