"MSHS Presents" Learning Together in Disability: Sharing Knowledge through Partnerships webinar

When: Wednesday 7 Dec 5.30-6.30pm

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We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural event of the Melbourne School of Health Sciences' interdisciplinary series, MSHS Presents.


In celebration of International Day of People with Disability, this webinar will focus on health researchers, clinicians, industry and those with lived experience of disability working together to foster partnerships, improve practice and advocate for change.


MSHS is committed to working with people with lived experience of disability, interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners, cross-sector communities and policymakers to drive health sciences research that improves health and social outcomes for people with disability.

Hosted by Professor Bruce Thompson, Head of MSHS and MSHS Disability and Inclusion Research Hub Champions, Dr Lyndal Hickey and Dr Rachel Toovey, we will hear from the speakers below.

About the Speakers

Matt Warren, Chief Experience Officer, Yooralla

Portait of Matt Warren

Matt will talk about his role and principles around understanding and acting on lived experience as well as guidance for engaging with industry and service providers and navigating competing priorities.

Sevastine Katsakis, Consumer Engagement Officer – Healthy Trajectories, Consumer Coordinator for Young People at CP Achieve, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Portrait of SevastineSevastine will talk about building capacity and capability of young people (aged 10-30 years) as Advisors, Collaborators and Co-researchers on research topics that matter to them.

Professor Alicia Spittle, Associate Dean Research, MDHS and Co-President, Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Portrait of Alicia Spittle

Alicia will talk about long term partnerships and exemplars of learning together co-design in her research group and across the school as well as learnings/reflection around AusACPDM community members.

A Q&A with our speakers will follow the forum on how we can improve activity in the space and establish where we go next to better meet the needs of our community.