IASSIDD

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Angus Buchanan

Angus Buchanan (DBA, DSM, BScOT), is an Associate Professor and Head of School at the School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University. Working an occupational therapist for the past 32 year Angus is passionate about people being given authentic opportunities to reach their potential and participate fully in all aspects of their lives. For the 16 years, prior to commencing at Curtin in 2008, Angus held senior management and leadership roles at the Disability Services Commission of Western Australia. Angus is an active and published researcher focussing on inclusion and participation of adults with disabilities with the committees. Angus is an active member of the Australasian Society of Intellectual Disability (ASID) currently holding the position of Australasian President. As well has having a research background in contemporary disability practice he brings an extensive senior executive experience of working within the disability sector in Western Australia across policy, program and operational areas.