Andrew Frakes

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Sydney. Working as an Occupational Therapist at Giant Steps since 2008, Andrew has a special interest in assessing and developing programs for school readiness. Andrew also has significant experience and training in developing plans to assist children who are having difficulty […]

Greg Alchin

Greg Alchin is an inclusive design consultant and accessibility advocate with over 30 years experience across education, community and business sectors. Greg uses a powerful mix of personal experience, professional knowledge and practical strategies to empower: individuals to be able and enabled to live, learn and work to the best of their ability. organisations to create inclusive […]

Jenna Voss

Jenna Voss, PhD, CED, LSLS Cert AVEd, is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders & Deaf Education program at Fontbonne University. She received her undergraduate degree in Deaf Education, and her master’s degree in Early Intervention in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University. As a National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD) fellow, […]

Ben Ramsden

Ben Ramsden from the Mindset Group is a specialist in organisational change and passionate about supporting people and businesses to thrive in the 21st century. He is producer of the “Smart Business Transformation” podcast and author of the book “Right is Wrong – 8 essential steps to avoid the pitfalls that smart people make when […]

Dr John Newall

John Newall completed an undergraduate degree in psychology, then a master’s degree in Clinical Audiology whilst concurrently working as a research assistant at the National Acoustic Laboratories Australia. Subsequently he worked in the audiology department of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, completing his tenure there as Deputy Head/Senior Clinician. John completed his PhD in 2016. John […]

Diana Harbor

Diana is dual trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and Audiological Scientist and joined the Ear Foundation’s education team in 2005 as part of the education and family programme. Along with taking an active part in the presentation of courses both in the UK and with our partners abroad, she enjoys being part of […]

Michael Harrison

Michael currently works for the NSW Department of Education in the Central West of NSW, Australia. He has held positions including; Complex Support Advisor – Sensory Programs, Assistant Principal- Hearing, Learning and Wellbeing Advisor and Disability Programs Consultant. Michael is a bilateral cochlear-implantee after receiving his second implant in December 2009. Michael is a great […]

Kate Dixon

Kate Dixon is a primary teacher and teacher of the deaf. Kate has strong interest in the early development of children with hearing loss, effective family working, early literacy development and developmentally appropriate evidence based practice. She trained and worked in Australia, spending many years working at Taralye in Victoria before completing a Masters of […]

Dr Sandra Newcomb

Dr. Newcomb works at the University of Maryland, College Park as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education. She has 30+ years of experience teaching children with disabilities, including 12 years providing technical assistance to young children with deaf-blindness, their families, and service providers through Connections Beyond Sight […]

Moira Hickman

Moira has over 20 years experience as an early childhood teacher. Initially working in mainstream child care centres and preschools, her interest in working with children with disabilities led her to employment with Connect Child and Family Services. Here she worked as an Inclusion Support Professional, supporting the inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream […]