Disabled People's Organisations

Our International Research Advisory Board includes representatives of disabled people's organisations from five countries who will hold the research programme to account: to ensure the aspirations of disabled people are represented in our work

Image 'wheelchair barbie from the 90s hangs with the disability politics books" by Liz Henry is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.
Image 'wheelchair barbie from the 90s hangs with the disability politics books" by Liz Henry is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

To ensure that our project's focus on disability and health research reflects the aims and aspirations of disabled people we will be assisted by disabled people’s organisations. Two members of five disabled people's organisations will constitute the International Research Advisory Board. Disability Rights UK, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Disabled People Association Singapore, Action for Ability Development and Inclusion India and People With Disability Australia are leading organisations in their national contexts. Their expertise, experience, networks, national influence and policy leverage raise the profile of Disability Matters and give real opportunities for our findings to feed into pathways to impact, knowledge exchange and influence on policy and practice. The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks, UK will support the running of the International Research Advisory Board and knowledge exchange. We will be joined by Joanna Tobbell - a film-maker with specific learning difficulties who will produce films and documentaries to publicise our work and we will seek tenders from animation companies for the creation of five Animated Case Studies exemplifying positive health research environments.

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