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Ms Elizabeth John Gum Lang

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Sessional Academic
Office of the Provost
Faculty of Health Sciences
Bentley Campus

Brief Summary

Elizabeth Lang joined the School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work as a Sessional Academic in 2015. Since joining the teaching staff, she has taught across a wide range of disciplines including social science, human rights, social work, cultural studies and health. As a passionate human rights advocate, Elizabeth has worked in the area of community development for the past seven years in WA. Her areas of work and research interest include trauma informed community development, human rights advocacy, domestic and family violence prevention and refugee settlement.

In recognition of her work in the field, Elizabeth was selected to attend the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) NGO Consultations and the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) as part of the Australian delegation to Geneva Switzerland in June 2016. As an experienced facilitator and speaker, Elizabeth harnesses the power of public speaking to raise consciousness about important issues on various platforms. She has presented on panels, forums and conferences around Australia and internationally. 

She has a Masters degree in Human Rights from Curtin University (Centre for Human Rights Education) in addition to a Bachelor of Social Science (double Community Work and Women's Studies). At present, Elizabeth is undertaking a doctorate at Curtin University with the Department of Social Sciences and Security Studies. 

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