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Leeds Accessibility Staff Network (LASN)

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Leeds Accessibility Staff Network (LASN): Disabilities, Chronic Conditions and Mental Health

LASN is the staff network for University of Leeds Staff with disabilities, chronic conditions and mental health conditions.

We are here to provide a platform for collaboration between members and the University, promote awareness of issues affecting disabled, neurodiverse and chronically ill people and those with ongoing health conditions, and campaign for disability equality.

Our network mainly operates via MS Teams with monthly network meetings and help and support sessions. The MS Team has a number of private channels to represent the various subgroups within the network,

  • Chronic Pain and Fatigue
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Mental Health,
  • Mobility
  • Neurodiversity,
  • Reproductive Conditions
  • Sensory impairments
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Neurological Conditions


To join our network please email us at and let us know which of the above subgroups you wish to join.

The current co-chairs of the network are:

Kirstine McDermid (She/Her) - Research Support Adviser, Research Services, Library

Dr. Paul Steenson (He/Him) - Senior Lecturer, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


For more information about the network or to contact us please email