Jeanette's Autism Show is a place for discussions around all things Autism - advocacy, identity, relationships, work, study, gender, pets, sensory things, passions and more. Jeanette and her invited guests have a conversation about the guest's interests and expertise. Jeanette is an author, artist, mental health and Autism advocate, public speaker and human mum to Mr Kitty. The show is auspiced through the good people at advocacy organisation Positively Autistic.
This week Jeanette talks all things research with Sylvia Rodger, Director of Research and Education at the Autism Coperative Research Centre (CRC). The CRC is doing a load of valuable research and drawing on the wisdom, experience and expertise of Autistic adults - some of whom are also researchers.
Sylvia Rodger is an occupational therapist with more than 30 years’ experience working in clinical practice and higher educational settings. She was head of occupational therapy at The University of Queensland from 2001-2012. In 2013 she became Director of Research and Education at the Autism CRC, where she oversees the research strategy for the CRC and the educational programs to capacity build PhD scholars, researchers and adults on the spectrum in peer research. She is passionate about enabling the next generation of researchers and ensuring the voices of those on the spectrum are heard in relation to research direction, engagement, and its operationalisation. She is a mother of two adult children and enjoys yoga, pilates, walking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Here's the website: http://www.autismcrc.com.au