Disability Research Network event

Published: Thursday 17th March 2016

ACU’s Disability Research Network invites you to join us in Melbourne and find out about the exciting and diverse range of research being conducted at ACU to improve the lives of people with disabilities, their families and carers.

What is the ACU Disability Research Network?
The ACU Disability Research Network is part of Centre of Health and Social Research (CHaSR) and is a multidisciplinary group of researchers committed to undertaking research to improve the lives of people with disabilities, their families and carers. Recognising the importance of combining skills and knowledge across a range of disciplines to address research questions, the ACU Disability Research Network provides a platform for information sharing, collaboration and dissemination. Speakers include:

  • Providing the best service at the best time: learnings from a knowledge translation study in cerebral palsy, Prof Christine Imms
  • Talking about (dis)ability: Misperceptions, media, and the role of social marketing, Prof Sandra Jones
  • The Role of Beneficence in Research Involving Vulnerable Humans, Dr David Kirchhoffer
  • Future-oriented thinking in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, A/Prof Gill Terrett & Prof Peter Rendell
  • Celebrating ‘what the child can do, rather than…what they can’t do’: Students with cerebral palsy in local schools, Dr Helen Bourke-Taylor
  • Confident and Understanding Parents (CUPs): the feasibility of a nutrition and active play intervention in a Support Playgroups setting, Prof Geraldine Naughton
  • and more...

When: Wednesday 6 April 9:30am to 1pm

Venue: 250 Victoria Parade, Level 4, Meeting Room 28 (5 minutes walk across from the main ACU Melbourne Campus)

RSVP: Friday 1 April here or contact Christina Brennan on 03 9953 3699

This is a FREE event and morning tea will be provided - please advise of any special dietary requirements when you RSVP.

Who should attend: ACU staff and students who are interested in learning about, or participating in, disability-related research at ACU. Other researchers, students, service providers, people with disabilities, families and carers.