Disability Innovation Institute at the University of NSW

Jackie Leach Scully

Professor of Bioethics and Director, Disability Innovation Institute UNSW

The COVID-19

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Around 20% of people in Australia have a disability which can cause additional problems during a crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic. Image from Shutterstock
The government has made several announcements to safeguard aged care residents and those in hospitals, but we're yet to see the same attention paid to the one in five Australians with a disability.
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The government is failing to keep up with demand for services for the most vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus. Credit: Shutterstock
A UNSW survey shows community services are already struggling with demand.
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Rosemary Kayess has been awarded the 2019 Human Rights Medal by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Rosemary is

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Rosemary Kayess is a Senior Research Fellow at the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre.
Introducing inclusion at an early age helps everyone better understand disability and reduce discrimination, says UNSW's Rosemary Kayess.   
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Artists working at Studio A.
In a Sydney community centre, a group of artists with and without disabilities are showing how creativity can connect us all.
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The Disability Innovation Institute at UNSW Sydney (DIIU) hosted a Research Showcasing event on 2nd September 2019

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Bioethicist and disability advocate, Professor Jackie Leach Scully, has arrived as director of the Disability Innovation Institute at UNSW (DIIU).
Bioethics Professor Jackie Leach Scully will head the Institute to be at the forefront of disability innovation through thought leadership and knowledge exchange.  
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The Disability Innovation Institute at UNSW Sydney (DIIU) and the UNSW Scientia Education Academy co-hosted an Incl

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