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Seeking inclusion for all

Inaugural Chair of Disability and Inclusion calls for greater inclusion of people with disabilities.

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Presentations from the Disability@Deakin Planning Day

Opening remarks
Assoc. Prof. Keith McVilly welcomes attendees to the Disability@Deakin Planning Day. His presentation defines disability and makes mention of Deakin's long and proud history is the area of disability.

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Intellectual disability
Ashlee Curtis is currently undertaking her PhD in the School of Psychology. In this presentation she provides an overview of her research for her thesis on offenders with intellectual disability who have an offence of arson.

Working with Government and Non-Profit organisations
Representatives from Deakin Research Commercial deliver a presentation about their work with Government and Non-Profit organisations, and their role in disseminating research into the wider community. The presentation also profiles the steps involved in the establishment of CRCs.

Outcomes framework for people with disability
Assoc. Prof. Erin Wilson profiles her work in a number of areas of research, including her work in the Outcomes Measurement space, developing an outcomes framework for people with disability, as well as a number of instruments designed to collect information about the outcomes experienced by people with disability.

Teaching in the disability area
Assoc. Prof. Erin Wilson highlights the long history of teaching in the disability area at Deakin University. The presentation provides an overview of the Major Pathway in People, Society and Disability, which sits inside the Bachelor of Health Sciences, and introduces one of its underlying goals - the creation of inclusion practitioners.

Picture My Future
Dr Goetz Ottmann introduces Picture My Future, a research project that supports people with disability as they identify their future goals through the use of images. This project gave rise to a website with an online training package and a number of resources used in the Picture My Future process.

Inclusion practitioners
Dr Judith Moyle proposes that as educators at Deakin, we are ideally positioned to equip the professionals of the future with the skills they need to be inclusion practitioners. In her presentation, she particularly focuses on the importance of the communication interaction between the professional and the person with disability, which is critical to satisfactory outcomes for people with disability who approach a service provider.

Disability - past, present and future
Dr Russell Shuttleworth provides an overview of his work and interests in the area of disability - past, present and future.

Disability services
Merrin McCracken talks about the work of Equity and Diversity, particularly in Disability services and the Disability Resource Centre. She details Deakin University’s long history in the area of support for students with disability and future directions for supporting students with disability at Deakin.

Networked Sensing and Control (NSC) Laboratory
Prof. Pubudu Pathirana profiles five exciting research projects from the Networked Sensing and Control (NSC) Laboratory including the BioKIN Ambulatory Gait Analysis; New communication technologies for people with severe disability; Non-contact Phalangeal measurements for rehabilitation; Remote virtual physiotherapist system with bio-feedback; and Remote sensing and monitoring of respiratory function using Doppler radar.

Economics of Disability
Prof. Rob Carter discusses how the work of Deakin Health Economics might contribute to the field of disability research, and the emerging areas, including the Economics of Disability.

Invisible disability
Vanessa Hogarth-Scott is completing her PhD in the School of Economics. In this presentation, she provides an overview of her thesis, which is the study of the invisible disabled and the reasons and factors that hinder the full and effective participation of people with disability in the labour force.

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27th February 2015