UCD Centre for Disability Studies co-hosts a ‘Current Irish Research in Disability’ seminar with the Irish Disability Studies Association and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG.
Prof Patricia Noonan Walsh, Professor Emerita of the UCD Centre for Disability Studies chaired the day. Prof Gerard Quinn, Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG delivered a keynote address ‘All Power to the People – why change on disability policy is so slow in Ireland: Lessons for the next generation of researchers’. Adjunct Professor Martin Naughton provided a response to the keynote which was followed by three presentations on current Irish research in the disability field delivered by Dr Alanna Haycock, TCD, Dr Liz Brosnan, NUIG and Dr Emma Nicholson, UCD. The day concluded with a light lunch and much discussion by the almost one hundred delegates on the challenges of implementing disability policy in Ireland.
Names of individuals from left to right:
Adjunct Prof Martin Naughton (Disability Federation of Ireland & NUIG), Marie O’Connor (UCD), Alanna Haycock (TCD), Dr Emma Nicholson (UCD), Dr Christine Linehan (UCD), Professor Patricia Noonan Walsh (UCD), Dr Suzanne Guerin (UCD), Dr Liz Brosnan (NUIG) and Prof Gerard Quinn (NUIG)