December 12, 2016


GDA meeting – 12th January 2017

Open to all

professor-anna-lawson-2Harry Bound Room, Les Cotils 7-9pm
We are very excited to be working in partnership with Enable Jersey to bring Professor Anna Lawson to the Channel islands, she will be in Guernsey Thursday 12th January and will be our guest speaker at our evening members meeting at Les Cotils 7-9pm.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1483801083923{padding-right: 1% !important;padding-left: 1% !important;background-color: #f8f8f8 !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Please RSVP to attend as tickets will be needed on the night.
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Professor Anna Lawsonwoa_anna_lawson
Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies
I work in the Law School, where I am co-ordinator of the Disability Law Hub1 (whose home is in the Centre for Law and Social Justice2).  I am also the director of the University-wide interdisciplinary Centre for Disability Studies3. I have played lead roles in a range of interdisciplinary national and multinational research projects, eg for NHS England, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the European commission. I have delivered papers in over 30 countries and regularly advise national and international organisations on disability issues.
In July 2016, I was appointed as an Adjunct Member to the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies at York University (Toronto, Canada)4.
Outside academia, I currently work with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (as a member of the statutory Disability Committee for England, Scotland and Wales), China Vision (to which I am an advisor) and Justice (of which I am a Council member).
Research Interests
My research focuses on disability equality and human rights at the UN, European and domestic level. I am particularly interested in the opportunities for change created by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in accessibility, reasonable accommodation and equality, in access to justice and the disabling and enabling potential of law.
Interview on YouTube
Professor Anna Lawson speaks to Professor Adam Crawford about her research as part of a series of shorts captured by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI).
We would like to thank the Guernsey Blind Association for supporting Anna, and her partner David to travel to Guernsey.

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