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RESEARCH WEEK EVENT: ENABLING INDEPENDENCE: Morning+Afternoon Session

From: Theresa Moody

Valid from: Thursday 11 July 2024 to Friday 12 July 2024


RESEARCH WEEK EVENT:
ENABLING INDEPENDENCE:
Morning Session - EXPLORING AGEING IN PLACE SOLUTIONS THROUGH COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION
Afternoon Session - DISABILITY AND WORKPLACES

REGISTER NOW!!

Details:
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Date: Wednesday 17 July 2024
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Parramatta City Campus (1PSQ, Level 9)
Register: https://events.humanitix.com/equity-and-inclusion-enabling-independence

This event during Research Week at Western Sydney University aims to help people gain independence in a fair and equal way. The morning session (10am – 12pm) will workshop two critical aspects—Ageing in Place, and the afternoon session (1pm-3pm) Disability and Workplaces.
Lunch (12-1pm) and afternoon tea (3-3:30pm) will be provided.

Participants have the flexibility to nominate and attend either the Ageing in Place session, the Disability and Work event, or both. Details on the format of these sessions are outlined below.

This Research Week event will provide opportunities to build new collaborations, innovation, and an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by ageing populations, workplaces and individuals with disabilities.

Session details are below:

10am-12pm: Exploring Ageing in Place Solutions through Collaboration and Innovation
Join us for an engaging session on "Ageing in Place," where key industry partners, stakeholders, and researchers will convene to explore Housing solutions, Community support systems and Technology integration.

Key presenters for the morning session:
• Professor Catherine Renshaw, School of Law, Western Sydney University
• Dr Tom Morris, Head of Research and Information Excellence, HammondCare
• Dr Mikaela Jorgensen, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
• Dr Jane Bringolf, Chair, Centre for Universal Design Australia
• A representative from the Department of Health and Aged Care (to be confirmed)

1pm-3pm: Disability and Workplaces
People with disability experience significant difficulties in gaining and maintaining employment (AIHW, 2022), however, they can be successful employees when they are well supported in the workplace (Solomon, 2022). As a result of the recent royal commission, the Australian Government highlights the importance of inclusive employment, emphasising the need for evidence-based practice tailored to the needs of people with disability in mainstream employment (Commonwealth of Australia, 2023).

This Research Week event involves a panel discussion with researchers, industry, government partners, the community, as well as people with lived experience to develop a deeper understanding of the complexities encountered by individuals with disability in the workforce and organisations exploring innovative ways to better support them in the workplace. Hearing from the mix of panellists and learning about their needs, will ensure that the research is responsive, relevant, feasible, and impactful. The event will serve as a catalyst for future supported research endeavours.

Key presenters for the afternoon session include:
• Kitty Mach, Employee with lived experience of disability
• Adam Mitchell, Department of Social Services
• Jeff Scobie, CEO Macarthur Disability Services
• Dr Caroline Mills, Western Sydney University Researcher

Contact the Research Theme Champions, Katrina Barker and Gabrielle Weidemann, for more information researchthemeprogram@westernsydney.edu.au

To find out what else is going on across Research Week in 2024, please head to: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/research-week


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