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DRN Postgraduate Research Forum Showcase

The PGR Forum aims to provide an opportunity for postgraduate research students engaged in disability research to forge connections with others and to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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December 5, 2022
6 College Park, Room 1.35
09:00 - 13:00

The launch will showcase the range of postgraduate research underway in the field of disability studies within the AHSS Faculty and across the University and will be followed by a networking lunch. The event is open to anyone interested in disability research or supporting PGR students.


09:00 Arrival and coffee
09:20 Welcome to launch of the DRN's PGR forum
09:30 Group 1

  • Exploring mental health stigma interventions via the medium of art and creativity
  • Social participation and quality of life in adults with cerebral palsy
  • The accommodation types utilised by individuals with housing needs on an acute mental health unit in Dublin.

10:30 coffee
10:50 Group 2

  • Facilitating accessibility in virtual musical environments
  • Active support for young adult males with intellectual disabilities and complex needs living in intensive support settings 

11.35: comfort break
11:40 Group 3

  • Bridging the gap - exploring the creative workflows of visually impaired and blind users of music software
  • How best interests decisions are determined in NI for individuals knows to learning disability services

12:25 Discussion - shaping the DRN forum
12.45 Feedback from small groups
12.55 Close

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
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Event Organiser Details
Name Sarah Blelock (School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work)