Mary Ann Jackson

Position : PhD candidate

University : Deakin University

Primary domain of research : Housing and Built Environment

Interests : Community and Civic participation, Education,

An architect, planner and access consultant, my professional interests include: built environment sustainability, community development, disaster reconstruction and equitable housing provision; several projects have been awarded local, national and international recognition in these fields. I have also designed and delivered several tertiary and professional courses, seminars and workshops in design, technology, sustainability and accessibility, as well as presenting peer-reviewed papers at several national and international conferences.

The working title of my PhD is: Improving Built Environment accessibility via participatory assessment: the role of the Universal Mobility Index? Research focus is the lived experience of accessibility within the existing built environment for people with disability; objectives include building an evidence base for systematically improving accessibility, at neighbourhood level, for all. I have extensive professional expertise in accessibility in the built environment, as well as carer experience, personally.

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