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Dr Stacy Clifford

University: Michigan State University and NUI Galway

Dr Stacy Clifford increased our understanding of the meaning and impact of social inclusion during her time as a Hegarty Fellow. She published a paper in the journal ‘Research in Developmental Disabilities’ entitled ‘Defining social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities: An ecological model of social networks and community participation’ which highlights the importance of both interpersonal relationships and community participation in achieving real social inclusion for people with ID. Stacy has recently taken up a position as senior lecturer in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.