Carey-Ann holds a PhD in human geography from the University of Waikato, and has a particular affiliation for matters of social justice and equality. Her research and teaching interests are based on questioning why some social groups are excluded from, or marginalised within, the everyday spaces of life, and the steps these groups take to challenge or undermine the discrimination they experience. Carey-Ann believes that research should be community-driven and works with disabled people, families and whanau to produce new knowledge for creating diverse and inclusive communities. Carey-Ann is an Honorary Associate in the Geography Programme at the University of Waikato where she contributes to the programme’s teaching and research curriculum. She contributes to a range of working groups, governing bodies, and national committees. Carey-Ann is also mum to a gorgeous young son who has Down syndrome. She believes that this combination of personal and professional experience gives her a unique set of skills to contribute to Imagine Better’s work supporting disability rights. She is based in Wellington.