Dr Jody Mellor
DRILL Wales Programme Officer
Jody has worked as an academic researcher for over ten years, working at the universities of Cardiff, Bristol and Sheffield. Trained as a social scientist, she completed her PhD in 2007, and is the author of several articles and book chapters on issues relating to gender, social class and religion. Recently, Jody has helped to set up and raise funds for a carers’ choir in Swansea.
In the organisation, Jody is responsible for the Big Lottery funded DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning) Project, which is the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people. Jody works 21 hours a week – Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.