Tom Shakespeare’s visit

Portrait of Tom Shakespeare

Leading expert in disability studies, Professor Tom Shakespeare visited Melbourne and Sydney in July 2018. He collaborated with researchers at UNSW and University of Sydney, participated in stakeholder meetings with the Melbourne Disability Institute and attended the annual CRE-DH Retreat.

Tom also presented public lectures in Sydney and Melbourne, and below are links to Podcasts and videos of his talks.

Empowering people with disabilities without exploiting support workers. Melbourne, Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health and Melbourne Disability Institute, The University of Melbourne, 19 July 2018

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Robotics and the disability care sector. Opportunity or Threat? 
UNSW Grand Challenges series, Sydney, 12 July 2018


Australia lags behind UK in disability access, Pro Bono News, 23 July 2018

Will robots help or threaten your disability care? Tom Shakespeare on ABC Radio Sydney, 12 July 2018

What does it take to achieve choice and control? Tom Shakespeare and Sue Salthouse, Sydney Ideas , 1 July 2018 (Podcast)