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Science diversified: Tackling ​​​​​​​an ‘ableist’ culture in research

Two researchers with disabilities describe an ‘ableist’ culture in academia, a system designed for fully fit and healthy people that does little to account for those who fall outside those parameters.  This culture can sideline scientists with disabilities, chronic illnesses, neurological or mental health problems. As a result many choose not to disclose their conditions for fear of being stigmatised.  This episode is part of Science diversified, a seven-part podcast series exploring how having a more diverse range of researchers ultimately benefits not only the scientific enterprise, but also the wider world.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Welcome to Working Scientist, the Nature Careers podcast. Our series of free audio shows features interviews and advice from experts in the field and highlights diverse career issues relevant to today's scientists. Naturejobs podcasts can be delivered directly to your desktop by subscribing to our free RSS feed. Simply click here and copy and paste the URL into your media player.