Co-Researching with Young People with a Disability
Yasuko Hiraoko Myer Room
Sidney Myer Asia Centre
This talk draws on the research project ‘Living life to the fullest’ which involves a co-researcher group of young women living with life-limiting and life-threatening impairments. The talk will begin with a short film in which the co-researchers talk about the importance and process of co-research. The lecture will then tease out the potential of co-authoring, the circulation of power in co-research, and the importance of responsive social theory to incubate co-research. The lecture will consider co-research as a quintessential posthuman practice.
The event is hosted in an accessible venue and the lecture and discussion will be captioned. Please get in touch with Ellen with any access concerns and requests via the booking form.
Georgia Katsikis , Facilitator
Georgia Katsikis has worked on research projects with the Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne and has extensive experience as community researcher on disability focused projects.
Dr Paul Ramcharan, Associate Professor
Dr Paul Ramcharan
Paul Ramcharan is associate professor at the Global. Urban and Social Studies at RMIT. Paul has been involved in research with, for and about people with intellectual disability for 23 years, his research has a strong focus on the meaning and outcomes of selfadvocacy for people with intellectual disability. His most recent project is an ARC linkage with colleagues at La Trobe University and Reinforce (a self advocacy group) about the history of self advocacy in Victoria.
Dr Karen Soldatic, Associate Professor
Dr Karen Soldatic
Western Sydney University
Karen Soldatic is Associate Professor and ARC DECRA fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. Karen's research on global welfare regimes builds upon her 20 years' experience as an international, national and state based senior policy analyst and practitioner. Her most recent book is titled ‘Disability and neoliberal state formations’. It was published by Routledge in 2018.
Dr Anna Arnstein-Kerslake , Senior Lecturer
Dr Anna Arnstein-Kerslake
University of Melbourne
Anna ArnsteinKerslake is a Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law School. She is the founder of the Disability Human Rights Clinic at Melbourne Law School. She published a book with Cambridge University Press in 2017, titled Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities. She has participated widely in consultation with governments and other bodies, including the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice.
Dr Claire Spivakovsky , Senior Lecturer
Dr Claire Spivakovsky
University of Melbourne
Claire Spivakovsky is a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Melbourne. Claire has experience working in academic, community and government sectors, developing a range of social and criminal justice projects which advocated for the rights and needs of marginalized populations in the face of punishment and social control. She specialises in issues relating to marginalised and ‘different’ populations and has published on issues of race, gender and (dis)ability.
Professor Dan Goodley, University of Sheffield
Professor Dan Goodley
University of Sheffield
Dan Goodley is Professor of Disability Studies and Education in the School of Education and codirector of iHuman: the research institute for the study of the human at The University of Sheffield, UK. Recent publications include Disability Studies (Sage, 2016) and Dis/ability Studies (2014, Routledge).