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iSLanDS welcomes distinguished visitor Professor Amy Wilson from Gallaudet

13 July, 2015
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The iSLanDS Institute was recently honoured by a visit from Professor Amy Wilson from Gallaudet University. She was invited by the School of Education and Social Science on a two-week visit to UCLan organised by Dr Jun Hui Yang under the Distinguished Visitor Scheme last month. One of her talks was a fascinating presentation at iSLanDS on Wednesday 17 June entitled “Working with Deaf communities in poor communities”.

Professor Amy Wilson gives a presentation at iSLanDS on 17 June

Professor Amy Wilson gives a presentation at iSLanDS on 17 June

Dr Yang commented: “The events during Prof Wilson’s visit to UCLan attracted audiences including researchers, lecturers, students and the Deaf community, and their feedback was extremely positive. Amy demonstrated her own research and fieldwork with deaf people around the world and her presentations utilised storytelling and examples of using transformative mixed methods. Her visit was extremely successful and as a result there will be further collaboration and transformative research taking place in conjunction with her in the future.”

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Professor Wilson delivering a lecture as a distinguished visitor at UCLan in June 2015

Professor Wilson delivering a lecture as a distinguished visitor at UCLan in June 2015

As a globally noted scholar and founder of the Master of Arts course in International Development for Deaf researchers and overseas workers, Prof Wilson recognised the achievements of staff in the BSL and Deaf Studies team and iSLanDS and praised their models of working with deaf people in developing countries. We are very pleased to have welcomed Prof Wilson and grateful to Dr Yang for orchestrating this opportunity.

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