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‘Our Voice Matters’: Including Disabled Staff and Postgraduate Students in Decision Making in Higher Education with Dr Vivian Rath

28 Apr 2022
Dr Vivian Rath

We are delighted to invite Dr Vivian Rath to UCC's Equality Week 2022 as keynote speaker on November 9, from 11:00-12:00.

Vivian, the Chair and founder of the Trinity College Dublin Forum for Disabled Staff and Postgraduate Students, will guide attendees through his experience of establishing the Forum. From his research, he will outline why it is important that HEA hear the lived experience, and discuss the steps that can be taken to make the current decision making structures more inclusive.  This talk is aimed at staff and postgraduate students.

About Dr Vivian Rath

Vivian is and Adjunct Teaching Fellow in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Education and the Research Officer on the reasonable accommodations in professional placement project with the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD). His Ph.D, titled "The social engagement experiences of disabled students in higher education in Ireland”, focused on the areas of disabled student social engagement, transitions, voice and belonging. 

He obtained a Master’s in Management from the UCD Smurfit Business School where he researched the employment of disabled graduates. He is the current Chair and founder of the TCD Forum for Disabled Staff & Postgraduate Students and a former TCD Equality Champion Awardee. He is an appointee to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Disability Advisory Committee and has a role in monitoring the implementation of the UNCRPD. 

Would like to know more?

If you are interested in attending or learning more about a network for staff with disabilities, please register here.  The talk will be online via Zoom.

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