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Date and time: Wednesday 18th April 2018 5.30 - 7.00 pm
Topic: Involving children with disability in research and consultation
Presenter: Associate Professor Erin Wilson, Deakin University
Venue: VicHealth Seminar Room, Ground Floor, 15‐31 Pelham Street, Carlton South
Register online by: lunchtime on Monday 16th April 2018

This is a free seminar organised by the VIC Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our monthly seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in Victoria and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators. Members are encouraged to bring along colleagues with an interest in the topic even if they are not yet members of the AES. Please pass this onto your colleagues and networks.

Seminar overview

This seminar will explore the methods of engaging children with diverse disabilities in research and consultation. Throughout, reference to work undertaken in PNG and Vanuatu will illuminate the approaches developed, including the establishment of a set of principles and ethics for inclusive research, as well as the data collection (communication) tools used to enable children to express the views and priorities. The seminar can also share examples of analysis practice to analyse diverse data against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and discuss the processes used for sharing findings with communities via film. The seminar will share resources for use by practitioners.

Presenter background

Erin Wilson is an Associate Professor in Disability and Inclusion at Deakin University. Erin worked alongside doctoral candidate (and experienced international development practitioner) Elena Jenkin, Professor Matthew Clarke and Dr Kevin Murfitt to develop this approach. Erin’s background is in community development, especially in Indigenous communities, but for the past two decades has taken a dedicated focus to the practice of social inclusion in relation to people with disabilities. Erin conducts a range of research with partner organisations, and Disabled People’s Organisations, to influence policy and practice.

AES Evaluator’s Professional Domain of Competence:

Domain 3. Attention to culture, stakeholders and context
Domain 4. Research methods and systematic enquiry

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