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Dawn Newbery

Visual Arts, De Montfort University

Thesis title:

From Stoke Mandeville 1944 to London 2012: Photography and the Making of the Paralympic Community in Britain

Oct 2020 band photo.

The image shows the much loved red adidas shoes worn by every member of the

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Team. They became one of the most valued items of kit.

Research Area

  • Visual Arts

Public Engagement & Impact

Since 2015 a Non Executive Board Member of Team England Commonwealth Games.

The next Games will be Birmingham 2022 with the largest para sports programme in history.

Paralympic Games

A proud member of Paralympics GB at 6 Games from Barcelona 1992 through to London 2012.

Gold medal winning wheelchair tennis teams at Athens 04 and Beijing 08

Ran with the Paralympic Torch London 2012 - Tower of London on to Tower Bridge 

Earlier studies

University of Chichester, (Bishop Otter College) 1984-87

Lecturers including Dr Anita White, Prof Tudor Hale