If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Personal information

My research is concerned with disability and society, with a particular focus on autism and related conditions. I have expertise in participatory policymaking and participatory and emancipatory research.

Research

Key expertise

Autism; developmental/intellectual disabilities; mental health; Quality of Life / Family Quality of Life; patient/client/learner participation; ; DPOs and other forms of self-organisation and self-advocacy by disabled people; participatory policymaking; self-determination and independent living for disabled adults; human rights of disabled persons; disability and criminal justice; disability and access to food; disability and housing; media representations of disability and their impact; family support; history of disability

Qualitative research methods: emancipatory and participatory research methods; interviews; focus groups; arts-based methods; oral history

Quantitative methods: questionnaires and structured observation

Ancillary activities

  • Disability Studies in Nederland | Amersfoort | researcher | 2018-10-11 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Research

Key clients

 

NL: ZonMW; Erasmus2; Amsterdam Public Health; Disability Studies in Nederland; Ministerie van Binnenlande Zaken; Revalidatiefonds

UK: National Autistic Society; Department of Education/Children, School and Families; Autism Education Trust; Ambitious About Autism; Craegmoor

US: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill; Tourette Syndrome Association

Research

Key products / projects from last 5 years

  • IMAGE project (ongoing, 2018-2021), funded via Erasmus2 and involving consortium of 5 EU/UK universities

  • Sex, gender identity and (older) age: Impacts on healthcare disparities for women with autism in the Netherlands (ongoing, 2018-2019), funded by ZonMW

  • Journeys towards mental health: Learning from the mental health care and social re-integration experiences of migrant women (ongoing, 09/2018-12/2018), funded by Amsterdam Public Health and involving consortium with AMC and Equator Foundation

  • Belemmeringen bij Europese politieke ambtsdragers met een Beperking (ongoing, 08/2018-02/2019), with Disability Studies in Nederland, funded by Ministrie van Binnelandse Zaken

  • Included in Training and Work, 2017, participatory research and policy development project on inclusive vocational education, funded by Lorentz Centre/University of Leiden

    Key output:

    Waltz, M. [ed.] (2017) Included in Training and Work: Transforming Policies and Practices for Disabled People. Amersfoort: Disability Studies in Nederland.

  • Evaluation of Ieder(in)’s Week van de Toegankelijkheid campaign on access to food/dining for disabled people, 2016, funded by Revalidatiefonds

  • Research on autism and housing for Academische Werkplaats Autisme, a national Dutch research consortium funded by ZonMW, 2015.

Key outputs:

Waltz, M., Beltman, M.A.C. and Cardol, M. (2016) Autism and Housing / Autisme en Wonen.

Waltz, M. and Cardol, M. (2015) Becoming independent: The independent living needs and wishes of young adults with autism, and their woontrainingcentrum experiences. Rotterdam: Kenniscentrum Zorginnovatie.

Teaching

Course coordinator/lecturer/tutor, 2017:

  • Key Strategies in Disability & Neuropathy

  • Disability & Development

Tutor, 2018:

  • Key Strategies in Disability & Neuropathy

  • Future Challenges in Global Health

Contributed lectures to:

  • International Public Health

  • Future Challenges in Global Health

  • Global Health summer school

  • Global Mental Health summer school

Stage and thesis begeleider

  • MPA
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Health Sciences

Education/Academic qualification

Media and Cultural Studies, PhD, University of Sunderland

Journalism, Bachelor

Keywords

  • LC Special aspects of education
  • Special educational needs
  • Disability Studies
  • Autism
  • History of disability
  • Medical history
  • public policy
  • disability
  • intellectual disability
  • Mental health
  • participation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Mitzi Waltz is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 3 Similar Profiles
disability Social Sciences
Netherlands Social Sciences
Disabled Persons Medicine & Life Sciences
Autistic Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
UN Convention Social Sciences
food Social Sciences
equality Social Sciences
mental disability Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2013 2019

Legal and policy provisions for reasonable accommodation in employment of persons with mental disability in East Africa: A review

Ebuenyi, I. D., Regeer, B. J., Nthenge, M., Nardodkar, R., Waltz, M. & Bunders-Aelen, J. F. G., 1 May 2019, In : International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 64, p. 99-105 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
mental disability
Eastern Africa
East Africa
Disabled Persons
accommodation

Disability, access to food and the UN CRPD: Navigating discourses of human rights in the Netherlands

Waltz, M., Mol, T., Gittins, E. & Schippers, A., 26 Mar 2018, In : Social Inclusion. 6, 1, p. 51-60 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
UN Convention
United Nations
Disabled Persons
Netherlands
human rights
History
Denial
Autism
Diagnostics
Misunderstanding

Included in Training and Work: Transforming Policies and Practices for People with Disabilities

Waltz, M. M., 13 Sep 2018, Lancaster Disability Studies Conference - CeDR 2018 - Book of Abstracts. Lancaster: Centre for Disability, Research Department of Sociology (CeDR), p. 198-198 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Vocational Education
disability
disability studies
inclusion
studies (academic)

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Editorial work

Autism Policy and Practice (Journal)

M.M. Waltz (Editor in chief)
2018

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry (Journal)

M.M. Waltz (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic