Meet the Respondent – Michelle Browning


Michelle Browning is a respondent in the project and is working with Paul Alford. Michelle is currently completing her PhD with the Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

Michelle BrowningMy name is Michelle Browning

I live in Melbourne, Australia

I speak English and a little bit of Spanish when on holiday.

My 7 word autobiography is: Daughter, sister, dancer, listener, traveller, student and wife.

I am someone who enjoys asking questions and listening to answers. I am currently finishing a PhD in supported decision making which explores how people with intellectual disability make decisions with the support of their friends and family. I work as an educator and facilitator and love to dance the Argentinian tango.

I joined the VOICES project because I believe people who have had their legal capacity ignored or denied have so much to contribute to conversations about the right to exercise legal capacity. I am delighted to be able to support someone who has experienced injustice to share their story.

What was your favourite part of the first workshop?

I loved meeting people from all over the world who had inspiring and challenging stories to tell.

What are you hoping to learn from the project?

I hope to learn more about the things that keep people from being able to exercise their legal capacity and work through possible solutions to these problems with others.


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