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Erik Leipoldt

Dr Erik Leipoldt is a Dutch-born Australian. He acquired his disability of quadriplegia in 1978, which first prompted his long-term involvement in disability advocacy and advocacy development. He is a past chair of the WA Disability Services Advisory Committee, and member of various former government disability policy advisory committees, including the Disability Advisory Council of Australia. He is a past convenor of the Australian Advocacy Network and past Executive Officer of People With Disabilities WA. He was a Member of the former Guardianship and Administration Board WA and is currently a Senior Sessional Member of the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia. Erik is known as an author of many articles, commenting from a disability perspective. His PhD thesis (2003) was entitled "Good life in the balance: a cross-national study of Dutch and Australian disability perspectives on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide." His main current interest is how disability experience may provide a practical guiding story to a sustainable world. He is an Adjunct Lecturer with the Centre for Research into Disability and Society, Curtin University of Technology, WA.

Author's website: Towards Good Lives

Disability Taskforce for Queensland Flood Recovery
Society - 24/01/2011 - 1 comment
Euthanasia to relieve suffering?
Law & Liberties - 28/06/2010 - 15 comments
Insuring against disability - towards a sustainable society
Society - 22/10/2009 - 6 comments
A National Disability Insurance Scheme - a barrier to service?
Society - 12/10/2009 - 4 comments
Moments of glory
Society - 10/01/2006 - 5 comments
Embryonic stem cell research: a sob story?
Health - 14/09/2005 - 22 comments
Christopher Reeve and Bob Carr dehumanise disability - stem cell research not the best solution
Society - 27/01/2003
Courage in a brave new world: A disability perspective
Society - 10/12/2002

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