About DARN

The Disability and Advocacy Research Network is for folks with disabilities in psychology at any career stage (including students).

We also welcome allies and those who study, work with, and/or teach about disability. Following a social model perspective, anyone who identifies or is viewed by others as having a disability can be considered to have a disability. This includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, invisible, chronic illness, and mental health conditions. DARN facilitates community building, mentoring, professional development, and resource sharing.


Headshot of Kathleen Bogart from the shoulders up wearing an orange necklace in front of green bushes.

Kathleen Bogart

Associate Professor, Oregon State University

Headshot of Lisa Aspinwall from the shoulders up in a navy blouse in front of a bookshelf.

Lisa Aspinwall

Professor, University of Utah

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Afrooz Ghadimi

Clinical Research Coordinator, University of British Columbia


DARN is made possible through the help of our outstanding volunteers. 

Thank you Nazanin Heydarian, Jordan Rubin-McGregor, William Meese, David Myers, Nicole Rosa, Mamuna Sarwar, and Katie Wang!


DARN was funded in September 2021 when it was funded by a Community Catalyst Grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.