Health Sciences

The official launch event for CeDDR

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has proudly launched its newest Faculty of Health Science research centre: The Centre for Disability and Development Research (CeDDR) at an official event held at the St Patrick’s (Melbourne) campus on 4 March 2016.

Despite an overcast afternoon with periods of rain and sunshine in typical Melbourne style, attendance included ACU Provost, Professor Pauline Nugent, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research; Professor Wayne McKenna, Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences; Professor Michelle Campbell, Heads of School within the Faculty of Health Sciences, visiting professors and researchers from Sweden, Netherlands and Canada, university staff from ACU, and collaborators from partner universities and organisations from Victoria and interstate.

An address from the Director of CeDDR, Professor Christine Imms and Co-Director, Professor Peter Wilson highlighted the multi-disciplinary focus of CeDDR on childhood disability through high impact research collaborations between the academic, public and private, not-for-profit and industry sectors.

Director, Professor Christine Imms

Director, Professor Christine Imms officially launching the Centre for Disability and Development Research at the Daniel Mannix Building, St Patrick’s (Melbourne) campus

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The Directors and Professorial Leadership group members at CeDDR would like to extend their sincere thank you and appreciation to all guests who were able to attend the CeDDR launch event held at the Daniel Mannix Building, St Patrick’s (Melbourne) campus at ACU. The newly formed Centre is excited to continue partnerships and collaboration with various international research teams and ACU research teams within the School of Allied Health and the School of Psychology.

CeDDR Professorial Leadership group

CeDDR Professorial Leadership group