Leading disability campaigner and TGA WHILL Ambassador Dr Barham-Brown talks self-advocacy at Naidex

Dr Hannah Barham-Brown, GP, Equity Advocate and TGA WHILL powered wheelchair ambassador, will be presenting a seminar at Naidex 2020 focused on advocating change within health services, education and employment for disabled people (NEC, 18th March, in association with TGA Mobility on stand N812).

Self-advocating change in Health, Education and Employment

Speaker: Dr Hannah S Barham-Brown MBBS, BA Hons., BSc Hons.Exhibition: NEC Birmingham

PROVISIONAL DATE: 18th March 2020

PROVISIONAL TIME: 14:00 – 14:30

Seminar location: TBC

Synopsis: People with disabilities have a huge amount to offer; but sometimes it can seem that the rest of the world is taking a while to realise. Join Dr Hannah Barham-Brown, GP and Equity Advocate, and learn vital tools and tips for self-advocacy in education, employment and healthcare.

Learning outcomes:

  • Using social media for self-advocacy, collaboration with other disabled people and ‘activism’
  • Access support mechanisms at universities, in the workplace, Trade Unions and Patient Advice and Liaison Services
  • Working with local politicians to bring about change
  • How to get the most out of your health appointments – working in partnership with clinicians
  • Working with other disabled people to drive improvement.

Hannah Barham-Brown is a junior doctor, British Medical Association Council member, speaker, and gender and disability equity campaigner. She is TGA’s Ambassador for the pioneering WHILL Model C powered wheelchair which she uses to excel in her career, campaigning and management of ‘My AFK’ and ‘The Eve Appeal’ charities. Hannah regularly works with national and local media, and has given two international TEDx talks on the need for diversity in the NHS and being a #RollModel. In 2019, she stood as a Council and EU Parliamentary Candidate for the Women’s Equality Party and travels the country giving talks on a variety of subjects. Hannah was named on the Shaw Trust’s 2018 and 2019 ‘Power Lists’ – making her one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

In addition to her seminar Hannah will be available on the TGA stand during day two of Naidex so visitors can learn from her experiences as a leading disabled influencer. She will also be able to explain how her TGA WHILL Model C powerchair allows her to drive change through pioneering independence and inclusion.