Welcome to the Disability and Romance Project

The Disability and Romance Project aims to start new conversations about disability in the romance community. We’ll be gathering data from romance readers, writers and other industry professionals to explore how readers respond to depictions of disability in romance, what motivates authors to write disabled characters, and if there are any barriers to publishing romance novels featuring disabled characters.

The DisRom project is made possible through funding from both the Romance Writers of America and Liverpool Hope University.

Update, June 2019:

Principal Investigator Dr Ria Cheyne has been on maternity and sick leave.  We’ll be getting back into action later in the year.

We are very grateful for, and excited by, the positive response and support that the project has received so far from hundreds of romance readers, writers, and industry professionals.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in our survey or supported our project so far!

Find out how you can take part, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with the project.