Sonali Shah is Senior Research Fellow at Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research at Glasgow University. She was previously a Research Fellow at the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds. Her research adopts different qualitative methodologies to examine the impact of public policy and practices on private lives of disabled persons over historical time and in a national and international context. This includes an interplay of biographical narratives and critical policy analysis, and also the use of more creative methods to transmit social-scientific disability research to non-academic audiences. Sonali Shah is the sole author of books Career Success of Disabled High-flyers and Young Disabled People: Aspirations, Choices and Constraints and co-author of Disability and Social Change: Private Lives and Public Policies. She teaches about disability issues across different university level programmes including social policy, education, psychology and medicine. Sonali Shah is the Principal Investigator (Manager) for the UK strand of the present Daphne III 2007-2013 project, working with Dr Sarah Woodin and Dr Lito Tsitsou.