Ableism in Academia in Ireland: Report Launch & Panel Discussion

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The TCD Forum for Disabled Staff & Postgraduate Students will launch our report Ableism in Academia in Ireland

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Following on from the very successful "Ableism in Academia in Ireland" seminar in August 2021. TCDs Forum for Disabled Staff and Postgraduate Students will host the launch of the report titled "Ableism in Academia Ireland" and the video recording from that seminar. This will be followed by a panel discussion between disability rights activists, disabled academics and equality experts from across Higher Education, where they will discuss the implications of the report and look towards future directions.

The report is based on the output from the seminar in August and highlights the many barriers faced by disabled people in academia in Ireland. It also presents recommendations for the future. The Report Launch & Panel Discussion will take place on International Day for Persons with Disabilities.

Who should attend:

This event is focused on all of the members of the disabled community working in the academic environment in higher education including academic, administrative, and casual, postgrads, postdocs etc.


All those who attend the launch will be entered into a raffle for a copy of Dr Nicole Brown's book, Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher. Thank you to Nicole for this generous offer. Go to Nicole's Webpage


Chair: Dr Vivian Rath, TCD Forum Convenor.

Panel Discussion;

  • Prof Lorraine Leeson, Assoc Vice Provost - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, & Professor in Deaf Studies
  • Dr Patricia McCarthy, TCD Forum Vice-Chair
  • Dr Sara Hope Kift, TCD GSU Disability Rights Officer
  • Dr Ross Woods, HEA Centre of Excellence for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Hearing the Lived Experience:

This will be an interactive session on Zoom.

The topic will be opened to the floor giving attendees the opportunity to share experiences of academic life in higher education.

This event is being organised by the Trinity College Dublin Forum for Disabled Staff & Postgraduate Students. For more information go to the Forum Webpage

This event has been supported by the Trinity College Dublin Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Office.

ISL will be provided at this event.

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