Stef Benstead is an independent disability and social security researcher. She has previously worked with the Spartacus Network and has been lead author on a number of their reports. She is particularly concerned by the inability of the current disability and sickness benefits to adequately assess people with chronic illness, and is interested more widely in inequality and its impact on people, countries and human rights. Stef Benstead has both personal and academic experience of chronic illness. She suffers from several conditions that cause pain and fatigue.
Stef blogs at http://www.stefbenstead.co.uk/ and is on Twitter @StefBenstead