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New Investigator Lecture with Heather A. Feldner, PT, PhD, PCS

October 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Movers, Shakers, and Troublemakers: Intersections of Pediatric Mobility, Technology, and Disability Justice”

Zoom Webinar

Assistant Professor | Division of Physical Therapy
Core Faculty | Disability Studies Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director | The IMPACT Collaboratory
Associate Director | CREATE
Affiliate Faculty | Center on Human Development and Disability                                                                                                               

Dr. Feldner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, core faculty in the Disability Studies Program, and an Associate Director of the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE) at the University of Washington. The lecture will summarize  current research,  centered at the intersection of mobility, disability, and technology in two primary areas: Perceptions of disability and identity and how these emerge and evolve through technology use; and design and implementation of pediatric mobility technology, considering how attitudes and the built environment affect equity, participation, and learning.  Dr. Feldner also focuses on how disability can be further integrated into intersectional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, particularly in health professions education. Her work incorporates multidisciplinary, mixed methods, and participatory approaches drawing from her background as a pediatric physical therapist, doctoral work in disability studies, and postdoctoral research in mechanical engineering.

Email: hfeldner@uw.edu

Website URL: https://impactco.rehab.washington.edu/


October 20, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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