Lisa Waddington holds the European Disability Forum Chair in European Disability Law. Professor Waddington’s principal area of interest lies in European and comparative disability law, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and European and comparative equality law in general. In 2000, she received an ASPASIA award from the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). Between 2004 and 2007 she coordinated a large EU research and education project on European non-discrimination law. She also coordinated the involvement of Maastricht University in the FP7 EuRADE project (European Research Agendas expanding Disability Equality) and the Marie Curie Initial Training Network DREAM (Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets, 2011-2015).
She is a scholar of the Maastricht Centre for European Law and a member of both the Ius Commune Research School and the Human Rights Research School. Between 1993 and 2004 she was the editor of the “Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law”. She is currently a board member of a number of Networks and organizations, including the European Equality Law Network and the Academic Network of European Disability experts. She has been an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in 2000 and a visiting professor at the University of Melbourne in 2015.
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