Tricia is proud to be an Australian with a disability and uses her disability as a tool to bring about better outcomes for Australians with disabilities through her consultancy, public speaking, mentoring and coaching engagements. Tricia has an undergraduate degree majoring in anthropology and criminology, and is an independent, experienced presenter in merit based employment in the not for profit, government and for profit sectors.
Tricia is committed to social justice and human rights and is interested in improving access to services, including the NDIS, for Victorians with disabilities and advocating for access to Justice and Health and ending violence against women with disabilities.
She is the immediate past President of the Victorian Disability Services Board and has roles on a range of Boards and committees including Chair of Independent Disability Services Board, Member Australian Orthotics and Prosthetics Association and a Director at Scope. Tricia is a member of the Coroner’s Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths Reference Group, Deputy Chair of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council and chair of Women With Disabilities Victoria.
Tricia contracted polio at age four months and used callipers until she was 16. At age 36, she developed post polio syndrome, was retired from a middle management position with Victoria Police at age 46 and now uses a range of mobility aids to get around.
Righting the script: Moving legislative and cultural barriers facing people with disability
Friday 2nd September, 2016: 5:00am - 6:00am
Legal instruments such as the Disability Discrimination Act, Victorian Disability Act, Equal Opportunity Act, the State Disability Plan and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities are often applied by dvocates to defend the rights of people with disability. The discussion focused on how these instruments might work in an NDIS environment and what … Continued