Dialogue Leader: Paul Brown
Paul Brown is a Programme Advisor—disability at Auckland Council in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Paul has held this position since July 2011. Along with other Disability Advisors Paul facilitates disability programmes on Active Citizenship, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), employment, accessible libraries, accessible communications, the physical environment and research.
Paul is originally from Scotland in the United Kingdom where he worked in the area of disability and higher education for over 15 years and gained an MA in Disability Studies from the University of Leeds.
Outside of work Paul is a keen folk singer and can be found playing guitar and singing at folk clubs, rallies, demonstrations and picket lines.
Paul is a disability activist and is currently on the Branch Committee of the Auckland Association of Blind Citizens and involved in the Public Services Association Deaf and Disabled members’ network.