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Carty, Dr Breda

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​Dr Breda 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.