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Kay is a social scientist specialising in intersectional and social justice approaches to mental health and disability as well creative and collaborative methods in qualitative research. She has published widely in these fields including research with disabled cyclists, and is Campaigns and Policy Manager for Wheels for Wellbeing – a disabled people’s cycling organisation who campaign for equitable access to cycling, active travel and multi-modal journeys for disabled people.

She is passionate about environmental justice and ensuring that disabled people have access to sustainable and active forms of transport and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of them. She is a committed handcyclist and cycling is her favourite way to travel – even in terrible weather! She also enjoys train travel despite the poor level of accessibility and she and her handcycle are well known to many passenger assist staff around the country.

She is also a swimmer and qualified fitness instructor for disabled people but is nonetheless partial to a large slice of vegan cake and a lazy afternoon in the sunshine with her cats.