Keynote Speaker: Professor Anne Kavanagh

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Professor Anne Kavanagh will present the Keynote Address at SDAC18.

Anne will talk about the academic research happening around Australia bullying, discrimination and violence experienced by people with disability. She will also discuss how community attitudes towards people with disability affect their life opportunities and health and wellbeing.

About Anne Kavanagh

Professor Anne Kavanagh is the inaugural Chair of Disability and Health at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. She is Academic Director of the Melbourne Disability Institute – an interdisciplinary Institute which brings together researchers, government and non-government organisations, and advocates to create systemic change to improve the lives of people with disability. She is Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health.

Anne is a social researcher and her research focusses on generating high quality policy-relevant evidence for change. She is a member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council and the Independent Advisory Council of the National Disability Insurance Agency. Her research is enriched by her own lived experience of disability as someone with a chronic condition and as a parent of a child with a disability.