Mostafa Attia, University of Leeds
Mostafa Attia is a disabled Egyptian student studying in his third year at the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds University. His research focusses around the Egyptian revolution, global development and disability politics in Egypt. The research aims to understand how the events and consequences of the Egyptian revolution, as well the newly established SDGs, can pave the way to have more solid inclusive policies for the benefit of disabled Egyptians. Alongside this, he is working as a teaching assistant for the third year across five modules in the School of Sociology.
In 2009, he obtained his MA degree in disability studies at the University of Leeds. He has participated at several academic conferences during his studies to present his research findings, e.g. the fifth and sixth Alter conferences for the European Society for Disability, Stockholm and Lausanne. At the professional level, he worked with many policy making organisations in Egypt, such as an expert board member of the National Council for Disability Affairs (2012-2015) as well as taking consultancy work with many international organisations, local NGOs and Disabled People Organisations. He is currently selected to be WRDTC representative for Leeds University.