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Disability Advisory Group

  

 Dr Mark Brown

 

Dr Mark Brown 

Mark, who has a Ph.D. in Psychology, is a consultant and researcher with an interest in disability issues from what he calls a psychological perspective. Within that perspective is his own experience of living with a congenital neuromuscular disability, the mobility aspect of which he manages in part by using an extensively modified motorised wheelchair. While enjoying the access benefits of iinner city living, Mark is happy to pursue such other interests as food, technology and Star Trek!

 Dr Raelene West

 

 Dr Raelene West

Of all the words that could describe Raelene's commitment to creating positive changes in the disability arena, 'passionate' fits best. Raelene's passion has grown steadily throughout her 20 years lived experience of quadriplegia that fostered a particular interest in improving disability support services and accessibility to the built environment. Along the way, Raelene has gained a wealth of experience in disability advocacy, serving on numerous committees; and has participated in academic research and administrative work. Raelene has a PhD in Sociology - Disability and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is currently working as a research assistant at RMIT University.

 Greg Kidd

 

 Greg Kidd

With half a century's experience of disability, Greg knows many of the realities of life for people with restricted personal mobility. He has developed a peer support network of people with spinal cord injuries and their families throughout Victoria and southern NSW; case managed on behalf of people with a variety of disabilities; and had a long involvement with disability specific housing provision. Greg is committed to clear communication, which he applies to the precise editing of disability service reports, newsletters, journals and biographies. Now semi-retired, Greg is devoted to his companion and other loved ones, and enjoys the company of horses, the magic of theatre and concerts, and the skill and thrill of cricket.

 Lavourne Service

 

Lavourne Service

Lavourne is an expert at trying new experiences and challenging people’s perceptions about living with disability. As a person with cerebral palsy she has a wealth of lived experience in the disability sector, having accessed shared supported accommodation and a range of lifestyle options (including day programs). Lavourne’s expertise includes understanding the current challenges in accessing community services and leisure opportunities for people with physical disability, cognitive disability and for people with communication needs.