Past Event: Co-producing research with people with disability - University and community working together

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The Disability Innovation Institute at UNSW Sydney is committed to a process of co-production to underpin our approach to inclusive research. In inclusive research, people with disability are involved not just as participants, but as co-creators of knowledge. The Disability Innovation Institute recognises that inclusive research:

  • Promotes the inclusion and well-being of people with disability.
  • Explores issues that are or are likely to become important to people with disability, drawing on their experience to shape research process and outcomes.
  • Recognises, fosters and communicates the contributions people with disability make to research.
  • Provides information that people with disability can use to campaign for change.

In conjunction with the Division of EDI, the DIIU presents a discussion and preview of its Guidelines for Co-Production of Research with People with Disability. Professor Eileen Baldry, UNSW Deputy Vice-Chancellor EDI, will discuss the importance of inclusion and co-production for research culture and practice at UNSW.

Graeme Innes, one of Australia’s most recognised and respected human rights activist, will explore value of co-producing research with people with disability and its potential for producing knowledge, evidence and solutions for the real-world issues facing people with disability.

Professors Leanne Dowse and Iva Strnadová, the authors of the Guidelines, will introduce the key principles driving co-production in research and the ways these are presented in the Guidelines.

The event will be concluded by live QnA following the speaker’s presentations.

Presented by the UNSW Disability Innovation Institute 

How to watch and participate

A link to participate in the live stream will be sent to all that register before the day.

Audience QnA

The audience QnA will be conducted via YouTube ‘Live chat’. If you are on a web browser this is at the top right corner.

If you are on a mobile device this is directly under the video. Please post your questions here and they will be passed on to the presenters.

Auslan / Confirmed 

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This talk will be Auslan interpreted. Please select an Auslan interpreted ticket when you register. 

Closed Captions / Live Remote Captioning Service

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Closed captions will be available during the live stream. Please click the CC button on YouTube. 

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