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FREE IMAGE-NO REPRO FEE. ‘Creating Accessible Access to Justice: Recognising People with Disabilities as Victims of Crime’ is a conference being hosted by the School of Applied Social Studies, Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century and Centre for Criminal Justice in Human Rights, supported by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The conference, taking place on the 3-4th May, emerges out of a piece of work undertaken by Dr. Claire Edwards, Dr. Shane Kilcommins and Gillian Harold for the National Disability Authority which explored the barriers that people with disabilities face in accessing the criminal justice system in Ireland and internationally when they are victims of crime, and sought to compare policies and practices across international jurisdictions to bring points of learning to the Irish context. Speakers at the conference come from Ireland, Scotland and England, and are all engaged in working within people with disabilities and/or victims of crime, either on the frontline providing support to people with disabilities, or in developing and influencing law and policy around disabled people’s access to the criminal justice system. They include Raymond Byrne (Head of Research, Law Reform Commission); Elaine Mears (Rape Crisis Network Ireland); Deirdre Carroll (Inclusion Ireland); Pauline Conroy (independent researcher); Miriam Delahunt (Barrister); Geraldine Monaghan and Mark Pathak (Liverpool City Council, UK); Dr. Claire Edwards (School of Applied Social Studies, UCC) and Elspeth Molony (Capability Scotland). Participants at the conference include members of victim support organisations, barristers and the judiciary, disability organisations, representatives from agencies such as the HSE, HIQA and other social care organisations, academic staff and postgraduate students with an interest in the area. Photographed are was Dr. Mary Donnelly, Faculty of Law, UCC. 
Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.

Prof. Mary Donnelly

Professor, School of Law, University College Cork, Cork
Jean Saunders

Dr Jean Saunders

Deputy Chairperson
Director, CSCS Statistical Consulting, Clare
John Faul

Prof. John Faul

Deputy Chairperson
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Connolly Hospital, Dublin
Phillip Berman

Mr Philip Berman

Retired, Hospital Services Policy & Management, Dublin
Prof Fionnuala Breathnach

Prof. Fionnuala Breathnach

Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist, Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Maternal Foetal Medicine Specialist)

Prof. Austin Duffy

Consultant Medical Oncologist Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin and Associate Professor of Translational Oncology Medicine and Medical Specialities, University College Dublin, Dublin

Mr Gerry Eastwood

Retired, Member of Fighting Blindness, Engineer and academic lecturer, Dublin
Dr Susan Finnerty

Dr Susan Finnerty

Former Inspector of Mental Health Services, retired
Dervla Kelly

Dr Dervla Kelly

Community Pharmacist & Lecturer, Medical Education, University of Limerick, Limerick
Susan Kelly photo

Ms Susan Kelly

National Maternal and Newborn-Clinical Management System Training Manager, Health System Executive
Anne Matthews

Prof. Anne Matthews

School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, DCU
Steve Meaney

Dr Steve Meaney

Head of Research Ethics and Integrity, Technological University Dublin
Paula Prendeville Profile photo (1)

Ms Paula Prendeville

Senior Educational Psychologist, Cork
Andrew Smyth CTC

Prof. Andrew Smyth

Professor Clinical Epidemiology, University of Galway; Consultant Physician (Nephrologist), Saolta
Dr Deborah Wallace

Dr Deborah Wallace

Assistant Professor in Clinical Research, Director, Graduate Programme in Clinical and Translational Research, Clinical Research Centre, School of Medicine, University College Dublin
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