Carty is a lecturer in Special Education at the Royal Institute for Deaf and
Blind Children (RIDBC) Renwick Centre (affiliated with the University of
Newcastle) in Sydney, Australia. Before taking up a position with RIDBC in
2002, Breda was a Research Fellow at Griffith University for 12 years, and a
teacher of the deaf in Victoria and the United States. She has had many years'
experience developing Deaf Studies workshops for the Deaf community and as a
consultant with a variety of educational and community-based groups. She has
co-authored a widely-used Deaf Studies Program for schools and a variety of
other educational materials. Dr Carty has had extensive involvement in Deaf
community organizations, and is currently Secretary of Deaf History International
and a member of the World Federation of the Deaf's Expert Group on Deaf
culture. Her research interests include Deaf history, culture and community;
Learning styles of Deaf people; Auslan/English bilingualism in children and
adults; and Deaf Studies curriculum development.