I’ve been asked to present twice at the 3-day Australian Social Policy Conference 2017 at the University of NSW this week.
On Monday afternoon I joined the Round-table panel discussion on “Research Community Partnerships”.
I shared my experiences as an aspiring social researcher with hearing loss and the importance of doing quality community research and giving invisible groups a voice. I also met other members of the panel from prestige organisations:
- Scott Avery ( First People’s Disability Network Australia)
- Frances Quan Farrant (People with Disability Australia)
- Carla Treloar (Social Policy Research Centre) and
- Jane Flanagan (National Ethnic Disability Alliance)
On Wednesday morning, I presented with my colleague Thushara about the research project we have been working on for Advance Diversity Services this year, titled “Accessing the NDIS: views and experience of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.” (Wednesday > 10:45 am > Contributed Papers > Stream: Supporting the Transition to the NDIS).
Feedback to our research has been amazing.
Everyone was very friendly and encouraging and I really enjoyed meeting other academics, peak organisations and key policy makers from Australia and globally.
Thank you Social Research Policy Centre (UNSW) for a very successful conference!