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:

I've been asked to present TWICE at the Australian Social Policy Conference 2017.Today was a last minute invitation to…

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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!

Check out the following Twitter accounts for more information @AyahWehbe1 @SPRC_UNSW