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George Taleporos

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Dr George Taleporos is an adjunct senior research fellow at the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University and policy manager at the Summer Foundation. He was previously a visiting lecturer in disability and social inclusion at Deakin University and the Manager of the Youth Disability Advocacy Service. He has a PhD in psychology and an Honours degree in Sociology. George has 15 years of experience in disability advocacy, youth engagement, and disability service reform. His policy work has covered a range of areas including DHS standards, capacity building through peer support, Individualised Support Packages and the development and implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


  • –present
    Lecturer in disability and social inclusion, Deakin University


  • 2003 
    Deakin University, PhD in Psychology