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Webinar: International Day of People with Disability – The evolution of disability data in advocacy for change
Location: Via Zoom Link (registration required)
Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEDT (2:00pm-3:00pm NZDT)
Accessibility: Closed Captions will be available through Zoom
Cost: Free

This webinar is inspired by the International Day of People with Disability, held in December each year. This day is aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities and to help grow a more inclusive society. With 15% of the world’s population living with some form of disability, we’re looking forward to hearing how data can positively impact their lives.

We will be hearing from 2 speakers – Professor Julian Trollor from the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and David Braddock from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare about how they are using disability data to improve policy, service delivery and advocate for change.




Sylvia Howes – Host, Data4Good

Speaker 1

Speaker 1

David Braddock–​ “Enabling better policy and service delivery decisions through the development of better data resources.”

Speaker 2

Speaker 2

Prof. Julian Trollor“Using data linkage to improve the health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability”



A chance for the audience to ask questions

Speaker Bios

David Braddock
Head, Disability Unit
Community Service Group
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

David heads up the Disability Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The Unit collates, analyses, and reports data on the health and welfare of Australians with disability and their involvement across a broad range of services. We analyse and transform data into useful information resources and reports to support better policy and service delivery decisions. This work includes our People with Disability in Australia web report, and technical support for the National Disability Data Asset pilot and the measures underpinning the Australia Disability Strategy Outcomes Framework.

David originally practised as a psychologist and has spent many years in government and non-government roles using data to inform decision-making in mental health, drug and alcohol, hospital, oral health, child welfare, youth justice and prisoner health sectors.



Prof. Julian Trollor
Chair, Intellectual Disability Mental Health
Head, Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry
Professor, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine & Health

Julian is a neuropsychiatrist and holds the inaugural Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He also heads the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) within the School of Psychiatry at UNSW.

Julian and his 3DN team work to improve health policy, practice and supports for people with an intellectual or developmental disability.  The team is involved in teaching, training, health promotion, and the development of educational resources. 3DN conducts research with high translational benefit to the disability and health sectors and provides consultancy of the highest standard, including clinical consultations, advocacy and contributions to policy and legislative reviews.

Further details and resources are available at Follow 3DN on twitter ‎@3DN_UNSW.

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