Nancy Hansen

Dr. Nancy Hansen is Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. Nancy obtained a PhD from the University of Glasgow.

Her thesis examined the impact of education and social policy on the employment experiences of women with physical disabilities. Nancy’s Post-Doctoral Research examined women with disabilities' access to primary health care. Nancy received an Einstein research fellowship examining Disability Studies and the Legacy of Nazi Eugenics.

She is past-president of the Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA). In June 2006, she was awarded the Ireland Canada University Foundation Sprott Asset Management Scholarship to examine the history of people with disabilities in Ireland. Nancy has been actively involved with various Canadian disability groups for many years.