I made my first internet safety video in 1997 when I was in high school for a science project. Who would have known that I'd need to use these skills some 20 years later to help my client Col recognise and recover from an online dating scam. Through this challenging experience, we realised that there were others with brain injury who may also be more vulnerable to online risks. I am a neuropsychologist working in brain injury rehabilitation and a Research Fellow at the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Monash University. I now lead a team of people with living expertise, researchers, and disability advocates to conduct research and promote cybersafety for people with brain injury.
I am a 50 something father of two and currently studying a Masters of Disability and Inclusion at Deakin Uni. I have been involved with the CyberABIlity project from the outset. For me, spreading the word on the dangers of scams to others has been a great opportunity.
Anna has a diverse and extensive background in the disability industry spanning over 20 years. Her expertise includes service design and innovation, operational management and delivery of quality services in a range of settings and across government and non-government spheres.Anna is passionate, energetic and highly committed to strengthening individuals and communities to be responsive to the needs of people living with disability. Across a range of subject areas, Anna's focus on partnerships and working collaboratively has seen instrumental enhancements within the Tasmania service system for people with disability, their families and those who support them. She has a specific interest and expertise in the area of brain injury, particularly in relation to co-designing solutions to assist people to be able to navigate the online world safely.
Prior to his car accident in 1994, Alf Archer was living in Melbourne. He had a stable and successful job as a pastry chef, was engaged to be married and was passionate about playing football and cricket. After the crash and following a lengthy period in hospital in Melbourne, Alf moved to Tasmania to continue his rehabilitation with the support of his family. For the past 20+ years Alf has been co-writing and presenting brain injury education, training and awareness sessions to school students, young offenders, and people working with or looking to work with people living with brain injury.Through sharing his experience of brain injury, Alf provides audiences with invaluable insight into, and understanding of, the impact a brain injury can have on an individual, their friends and family, and the broader community. As a foundation member of the CyberABIlity Project Team, Alf shares his personal experience of cyber-crime, and reflects on the impact this has on his daily decisions, confidence and capacity to ‘move forward’.
Hello, I’m Jao! I’m currently studying to be a neuropsychologist at Monash University, conducting my PhD research on cyber scams and brain injury. I first joined the CyberABIlity team conducting research exploring the living experiences of cyber scam survivors with brain injury. Through this, it was clear that there was a need for much more awareness surrounding cyber safety in the disability community. I’m thrilled to continue working alongside living experience advocates to help other people learn about online risks.
Malachi Cloak de Paul
Malachi has extensive knowledge of the disability sector working across multiple roles over the last 7 years. Starting as a support worker he quickly gained a passion for genuine person-centred, active support. He has worked extensively on workforce attraction, digital design, sector engagement, education and training, and organisation process mapping and development. All whilst applying his energetic, dedicated person-centric approach. In the CyberABIlity Project, Malachi has applied his project management skills and extended his experience in research and co-design.
The Living Experience Ambassadors "The Unscammables"
Brent is currently the president for Brain Injury Matters, a self advocacy organisation. He also talks to people about life choices, brentalford.com. Brent learnt a great lesson on how not to be scammed in the cyber world by identifying potential red flags.
Hi I'm Jimmy, I live with a moderate to severe head injury I sustained when I was almost 20 years old.I use internet a lot to connect with people I know and have used it to meet new people. In attempts to do both I have been scammed a number of times and for considerable lengths of time. I am getting better and safer online. I hope that my experiences can help me and others stay safer online.
My name's Daryl. I was involved in this project by giving feedback to help make this training. I'm hoping to help other people better understand and get more awareness about scams.