Challenging Cultural Assumptions about Multiple Sclerosis

Impact: Societal impacts, Cultural impacts, Health impacts

Narrative

Research carried out at The University of Manchester by the award-winning author Maria (M.J.) Hyland has both illuminated and challenged cultural assumptions about Multiple Sclerosis. Hyland’s autobiographical and self-reflective writings have impacted on the public sphere in two ways: 1) they have opened up an international debate in the mass media, literary magazines and among those suffering from the condition about its relation to the practice of writing; 2) they have been used to train future practitioners outside academia such as authors and editors, enhancing the public understanding of writing as a profession and contributing to the success of the editorial consultancy company Hyland & Byrne, which she established in 2011.

Category of impact

  • Societal impacts
  • Cultural impacts
  • Health impacts
Date
2007 - 2013

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Publications

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