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Disability Narratives

Rachel’s long term condition meant that she needed to explore flexible working options with her department.

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at the time of the interview – 2016

Rachel is an administrator at the university.

Extended biography

at the time of the interview - 2016

Rachel has a long term health condition and found the high intensity of her previous role exacerbated her condition. At first she sought a reduction in hours. 

I kind of felt that if I was going to be unwell and at work, and it could potentially have an impact, then I kind of needed occupational health to be on my side; fighting in my corner.

However, after a trial period it became clear that she needed to change roles. She is now much happier and better able to manager her condition in her new role.

Biography at the time of the interview - 2016