Overview of the Staff and Student Disability Consultative Group

The aim of the Group is to apply the principle of ‘nothing about us, without us’ to all University business. “Nothing about us, without us” is a principle used in disability rights to identify that decision-making, policy and programs should not be done without the full and direct participation of members of the group(s) affected by that policy. It is essential that the people who are affected, or who are being targeted by an initiative, are effectively consulted with to ensure that the proposed program actually meets their needs and expectations.

The purpose of the Group will be to provide a consultative mechanism for the development and implementation of disability inclusion initiatives across the University. 

The Staff and Student Disability Consultative Group Terms of Reference are available to download.

Members of the Staff and Student Disability Consultative Group



Paul Harpur (Chair)

Senior Lecturer, TB Beirne School of Law

Jillian Ash

Student representative

Jim Carmichael

Director, Occupational Health and Safety

Dee Gibbon

Associate Director, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, (representing Director, Human Resources)

Dan Jarvis

Student representative

Bradley Mark

Student representative

Michelle Morgan

Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Education

Rob Pensalfini

Associate Professor, School of Languages and Culture

Kym Powell

Manager, Disability Services, Student Services

Paul Sheeran

Associate Director, IT Governance (representing Director, Information Technology Services)

Greg Smyth

Director, Strategic Procurement

Tim Sweeney

Manager, Estate Planning, Property and Facilities (representing Director, Property and Facilities)

Clare Tarlington

Executive Assistance, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Jordan Tredinnick

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Consultant