Autism and Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace,
Dr. Catriona Stewart OBE, Scottish Womens Autism Network SWAN Wednesday 25th November 11-12
Join Dr Catriona Stewart OBE, the founder of SWAN: Scottish Women’s Autism Network and Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell, Professor of Disability and Ableism Studies, School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee for this workshop that raise as many questions as answers, such as: The Equalities Act stipulates the requirement for employers to make 'reasonable adjustments' for employees with protected characteristics. What if, for autistic people, no-one knows what those adjustments might be, including the autistic employee? What about the barriers to gaining employment in the first place for autistic people? And what if, even when they scale those barriers, issues of communication in the workplace are so profound, they marginalise and discriminate in ways that are 'invisible' to all except the autistic employee? What is the cost and who pays it?
Disability Consciousness-Raising and COVID-19: Possibilities and Challenges - Prof Fiona Kumari Campbell Wednesday 2nd Dec 11.30 – 12.30
This event is a speaker swap which has been co-ordinated by the National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN) and University of Birmingham
Professor Fiona Kumari Campbell (FRSA) explains that, while the COVID-19 epidemic has had horrific consequences in terms of life, social isolation, the demonization of disabled and aged people, and challenges to the economy; it has also acted as a moment to reappraise the meaning of ‘disability' and affords the opportunity to build up the disability rights movement.
This presentation will discuss the convergence of these new realities and consider the COVID-19 crisis as a moment of opportunity to harness the role of consciousness raising strategies, in order to bring together disparate groups of disabled people in conversation, reflection and ultimately, action around institutionalised ableism.
Dundee’s?Inaugural?Annual Eddie Small Disability?Lecture: Mr John Horan
Thursday 3rd December 2020, 16.00- 17.30 GMT
?On the 3rd December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities please join us for the inaugural Eddie Small Lecture. The late Mr Eddie Small was an active member of the Disabled Staff Network, a historian, playwright, creative writing tutor and Public Engagement Officer in the School of Humanities, University of Dundee.
In this year’s lecture John Horon, Cloisters Chambers, London. Nominated for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion Award at the Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards 2019. Listed by Power 100 (2016) as one of Britain’s most influential people with a disability. Awarded Bar Council "Pro Bono Lawyer for the Year" in 2003. John will be highlighting his background as a disabled barrister as well as discussing the theme of ‘doublespeak’ in accessing justice for disabled people. John will be joined by Fiona Kumari Campbell FRSA, Professor of Disability and Ableism Studies, School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee.
There will be an opportunity after the talk, for question & answers.
Changes and challenges in higher education for disabled students and staff - a personal perspective over 25 years, Dr. Shirley Hill, Head of Disability Services at the University of Dundee. Friday 4th December 11-12pm
Dr Shirley Hill, Head of Disability Services, University of Dundee presents 'Changes and challenges in higher education for disabled students and staff - a personal perspective over 25 years’. Shirley Hill is Head of Disability Services at the University of Dundee. In this role, she is primarily responsible for managing the delivery of a range of confidential services for disabled students and staff. She is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and has a Doctorate in Education. For her doctoral research, Shirley investigated the experience of disabled students on professional practice placements and subsequently published the key outcomes of this research in the peer-reviewed journal Disability & Society. Prior to her role in Disability Services, Shirley worked as a research psychologist on various projects, including research on dyslexia and literacy development, and peer-supported learning in higher education.
Integrating tactic knowledge into students learning from the Schools of Computing and Education and Social work, Rolf Black, Susan Levy and John Dow. Wednesday 9th Dec 12 – 1pm
This presentation will provide insights into the approaches and models adopted in the Schools of Education and Social Work, and Science and Engineering to involve service users and carers in students’ learning. The integration of user perspectives is effectively supporting students to co-produce outcomes through design and social work practice that is inclusive and can enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Discussion of current good practice in the two Schools will be used as exemplars that could be adopted by other Schools. The presentation will also provide a space for exploring opportunities to develop a University wide user group for collaborative work, true to the One Dundee approach. https://tacticknowledge2020.eventbrite.co.uk
Disabled Researchers – Threats and Possibilities? Peripheries Research Group
Friday 11th December 9am – 10.30
Disabled researchers continue to be underrepresented in the academy, even ironically in the field of disability studies. This panel brings together some of the brightest minds – disabled researchers – working on social change, empirically and/or theoretically. This international panel will explore such topics as our personal journeys and opportunities as well as barriers to undertaking research. Please join us and this international panel where we will ponder –
• Why are disabled researchers invisible in the academy?
• How do university arrangements impact on your capacity to be research productive?
• Is there anything ‘distinctive’ to being a disability researcher?
• What needs to be done to elevate the profile of disabled researchers?
The seminar will be followed by a live Q&A.
M/C: Professor Fiona Kumari Campbell, University of Dundee,
- Professor Debbie Foster, University of Cardiff, Wales;
- Dr Huhana Hickey, Independent Researcher, NZ;
- Professor Anita Ghai, Ambedkar University, India;
- Dr Anne Ferguson, Central Queensland University, Australia;
- Dr Camit Noa Shpigelman, Haifa University, Israel;
- Professor Michele Moore, London Southbank University, UK, Editor in Chief, Disability and Society
Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell, FRSA
Professor of Disability & Ableism Studies
PhD QUT; BLegSt (Hons) La Trobe; AdvDipTheol Univ Div; JP (Qual);
School of Education & Social Work, University of Dundee,
Perth Road, Dundee, DD14HN. SCOTLAND, United Kingdom
Academia site: https://dundee.academia.edu/FionaKumariCampbell
Fellowship of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
Member, The Society of Legal Scholars
* Co-Chair, Disabled Staff Network – firstname.lastname@example.org
*Co Lead, Peripheries Scholarship & Research Theme, School of Education & Social Work
*Steering Group, Feminist Researchers & Teaching Network (UoD)
*Adjunct Professor in Disability Studies, Department of Disability Studies, Faculty of Medicine
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Executive Editorial Board, Disability & Society https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdso20/current
Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Critical Disability Studies https://jcdsi.org/index.php/injcds
Editorial Advisors, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies https://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/loi/jlcds#info
Board of Advisors, Socio-Legal Review, National Law School of India University https://www.sociolegalreview.com/about-us
Series Editorial Board, Corporealities: Discourses of Disability https://www.press.umich.edu/browse/series/UM117
Advisory Group, Scottish Just Law Centre https://www.justrightscotland.org.uk/scottish-just-law-centre/
Board member, Inclusion Scotland https://inclusionscotland.org/
Board member, SWAN, Scottish Women’s Autism Network https://swanscotland.org/
Steering Group, National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN); Co-Lead for Scotland https://nadsn-uk.org/
Womens Officer, Dundee West branch, Scottish National Party
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