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Dr Wilson is a Senior Lecturer and teaches in the People, Society and Disability pathway of the Bachelor of Health Sciences. Dr Wilson is an active researcher in the area of inclusive community, disability, and disadvantaged groups with a special interest in community development practice. Dr Wilson is also active in supporting the capacity of the disability sector to undertake research and use the evidence base to influence practice and policy.
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Dr Wilson has a lengthy history in research in the areas of social justice and equity. This includes a focus on the experiences of disadvantaged groups, including indigenous people and people with a disability. Her recent work is focused in the areas of: outcomes of inclusive community; the impacts of aids and equipment policy on people with a disability; person centred approaches in disability; and community capacity building practice.
Community Representative, National Standing Committee on General Practice Education, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Dr Wilson is involved in a wide range of community sector activities. She is a member of the Aids and Equipment Action Alliance, and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Scope (Victoria).
Best practice in a resource vacuum: Responding to the accommodation needs of people with high, complex or changing support needs (co-authored Chris Fyffe) – invited presentation at 2007 Roundtable on Intellectual Disability Policy, held at the Institute for Advanced Study, La Trobe University.
Defining and measuring the outcomes of inclusive community for people with disability, their families and the communities with whom they engage – invited presentation at 2006 Roundtable on Intellectual Disability Policy, held at the Institute for Advanced Study, La Trobe University.
Dr Wilson has presented the following papers at recent conferences:
Equipping Inclusion: the need for policy change for Aids and Equipment funding in Victoria, at the ‘Thinking outside the chair: Innovation, Creativity and Collaboration, The future of disability services’ CP Australia Conference, Gold Coast, May 2007 (Co-authored with Anne Pate)
Reinventing liberatory practice: how do we work with groups of which we are not a part? At the International Conference on Engaging Communities, Brisbane, August 2005.