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Dr

Yvette Maker

Senior Research Associate
involuntary treatment
support
care and support
disability
coercive practices
gender equality
legal capacity
accessibility and design
social security
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Dr

Yvette Maker

 
Division
Law
 
Primary Interest
Human Rights Law
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Dr

Yvette Maker

 

Yvette Maker is a Senior Research Associate in the Melbourne Social Equity Institute. She has a background in law and social policy and her current work focuses on the disability- and gender-related dimensions of law, policy and practice.

Dr Maker's key areas of research focus are the interpretation and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; accessibility and support for the exercise of consumer rights (including the relationship between law, accessibility and technology); the interactions and tensions between disability and feminist perspectives on social rights to care and support; and the design and regulation of disability, mental health and aged care systems and services, including social care and social security.



Dr Maker is currently engaged in research to develop model laws and guidelines to reduce, with a view to eliminating, the use of various forms of restraint on persons with disabilities in the mental health, disability and aged care sectors, and research to improve access to consumer information and processes for people with cognitive disability. Her first monograph, Care and Support Rights After Neoliberalism (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press) will propose a set of principles for designing care and support legislation and policy that balances feminist, carer and disability rights claims.

Prior to her current role, Dr Maker worked in research, investigation and policy roles in non-profit and government bodies, including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. She has also provided research support to the Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on topics including the right to education and the right to liberty and security of the person. Yvette was the Hallmark Disability Research Initiative's Research Fellow from 2015 to 2017, and has been a lecturer and supervisor in the Disability Human Rights Clinic at Melbourne Law School since its inaugural semester in 2015.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Senior Research Associate

Law

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws

Murdoch University

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Murdoch University