Dignity Project Research Lead, Researcher and PhD Candidate at The Hopkins Centre, MHIQ, Griffith University
What is your general research or work expertise?
Kelsey is the research lead of The Dignity Project Flagship program at The Hopkins Centre. She is also the lead researcher on a new collaboration with the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Kelsey specialises in human rights research, disabilty research and rights, critical disability theory, and dignity theory. She has extensive experience in ethics, governance, and data management and security as well as supporting fellow researchers in project and research management.
What is your current area of interest/ what current research do you have at the moment?
Kelsey’s research interests include the areas of human rights, ethics, dignity for people with disabilities, and critical disability theory. She is currently leading The Dignity Project in understanding how people with disability experience social, personal, and systemic dignity.
What inspires you in your work?
Kelsey is inspired by the people around her, quietly dedicating themselves to disrupting the societal and attitudinal barriers that limit accessibility, inclusion, and equality for all people. She is also inspired by a commitment to disrupting life and business as usual and working with others to produce meaningful change.
What is something people would find surprising about you?
Kelsey grew up in the US and has a background in political science. She also played competitive soccer for 15 years.
What do you do for fun in your spare time?
Currently, Kelsey’s spare time is spent doing her PhD and chasing after her three beautiful children.
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