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Senior lecturer, Western Sydney University

Dr Scott Avery is an Indigenous disability researcher and advocate on health and social inequalities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. He has undertaken extensive community-based research whilst with the First Peoples Disability Network, a non-government organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their families, and in 2018 authored the publication 'Culture is Inclusion: A narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability' (2018) based on his research.

With extensive experience at presenting issues for and behalf of the First Peoples disability community to government and the United Nations, Dr Avery also serves on the Research Advisory Committee at the Lowitja Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, and has been appointed to a number of expert advisory groups at the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the collection and use of data affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Senior lecturer, Western Sydney University

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Technology Sydney, PhD

Publications

  • 2018
    Culture is Inclusion: A Narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Disability, First Peoples Disability Network (Australia), Sydney