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Station Advocate for People With a Disability
Kim Stewart is a social worker and radio producer at 4ZZZ 102.1fm where she became the nations first Station Advocate for People With a Disability in 2017. She coordinates the Ability Radio Project (winner of the 2015 Tony Staley Award for Excellence in Community Broadcasting), which facilitates radio training groups for people with cognitive differences. With QUT students, she produces a weekly mental health and social justice radio show, Only Human, for Zed Digital. She is a Doctorate of Creative Industries candidate in the Digital Media Research Centre at QUT in Brisbane. She is a radio trainer at the Community Media Training Organisation.
Kim’s research includes developing disability awareness training for community radio stations in conjunction with the Community Media Training Organisation, to help facilitate the increased inclusion of people with a disability in the community media sector. She has being a part of many radio training and documentary making initiatives including Radio In Colour (2015), Get A Yes! (2016) and Women On The Edge (2017) recently won a Creative Sparks grant from the Brisbane City Council to bring together musicians, radio producers and homeless people in an artistic collaboration, called “Taking radio to the community”.