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Dr Malini Chib

NRCI,
Mumbai

Education:
  • Institute of Education, University of London, UK
  • Currently doing a part-time Master’s in Women’s Studies, Mary Ward Centre, London, UK
  • City Lit. Adult Education College, London, UK
  • Introduction to script writing from the City Lit. College, London, UK (Certificate in Creative Writing)
  • Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
    - Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Studies (P.D.A.S.)
    - Concentrations: Publishing & Desk-Top Publishing
  • St. Xaviers College, Bombay, India
    - Bachelor Of Arts
    - Concentrations: Psychology & History
  • Thomas Delarue, Kent, UK
    - G.C.S.E. ‘O’ Levels
    - English Literature
    - English Language
    - Mathematics
    - History
    Professional experience:
  • Institute of Child Health Researcher, London - Building up a community based Rehabilitation Library for the Spastics Society of India with the help of the Institute of Child Health and their library.
  • Bombay Times, Times of India Group, Bombay, India - Freelance Writer - I worked very closely with the Editor of the newspaper. I was commissioned to write articles on real life experiences.
  • Times Of India, Metropolis On Saturday, Bombay, India - Freelance Writer - This included writing on more specific issues that were relevant and concerning the welfare for the interest of the people of the Bombay metropolis.
  • Sterling Publications Ltd. Technocrat, Bombay, India - Trainee Subeditor - This included working as a part of a team subbing articles for a technology magazine.
  • Scope, The Spastics Society, UK, London, UK - Research Assistant - This included researching and evaluating services which was a part of the Quality Assurance Division of the Spastics Society.
  • The National Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Bombay, India - Assistant Publications & Publicity Officer - This included designing and laying out text of a number of brochures, pamphlets, annual reports, newsletters, and a variety of booklets on social, economic and physical aspects of disability. Developed an Audio Visual called Colours-the arts and crafts of the Spastics Society of India
  • Oxford University Press, Bombay, India - Editor - Edited a primary maths text book involving graphics, layout and design.
  • Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK - Writer - As part of my research work, worked on a guide for disabled students involving an extensive research survey; collecting data about various problems faced by students with special needs pursuing higher education in different educational institution by interviews and questionnaires. This work was later published as `A Guide for Disabled Students in Higher Education.’

    Articles Published:
  • 'No Sex Please,You’re Disabled', Metropolis On Saturday September 1996
  • 'Do Away with Stairs and Stares', Bombay Times August 1996
  • 'Not Alone in L.A.', Sunday Observer August 1996
  • 'Reliving Great Moments', Rainbow June 1996
  • 'Madness In Madras', Afternoon September 1995
  • 'Are We Truly Free?', Bombay Times August 1995
  • 'What’s in a Hug?', Metropolis on Saturday August 1995
  • 'Paris on a Wheelchair', Sunburst April/May 1995
  • 'View From a Wheelchair', Sunburst March /April 1995
  • 'Lifeline', Technocrat August 1993
  • 'I May Be Different But Aren't we All?', Indian Express April 1993
  • 'I Don't Go Out Because They Think I'm Mad', Indian Express May 1993
  • 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco', Afternoon November 1988
  • 'America on a Wheelchair', Sunday Observer Bombay 1988
  • 'Xaviers on a Wheelchair', Jottings College Magazine 1983
  • 'The World Does Not Owe Us A Living', Interlink Bombay 1980
  • 'My Life So Far', Midday 1980

    Conferences:
    Paper presented at the ISEC-2000 in Manchester entitiled ‘Are you Alone?' The main focus of the paper was a comparative experience between Institute of Education and Oxford Brookes university. It was the 5th International Special Education Congress which has taken place at the University of Manchester from July 24-28 2000. The Conference was attended by Over 1000 delegates from 98 countries. The congress was attended by teachers, health workers, researchers, government officials, international and voluntary agencies, parents and family members and by many disabled people from all over the world.

    Independence In Living - Planned this half day seminar at the National Job Development Centre in Bombay and Madras. Presented a paper entitled: 'What Do We Mean By Independence'. This seminar was aimed at empowering disabled people, their parents and staff. It focussed on basic everyday living skills that everybody needs to survive.

    The National Network Seminar on Inclusive Education - Presented a paper entitled `The Impact of Segregation’ at conferences in Bombay Delhi and Jaipur. The conference was a major success. I addressed Teachers, Principals Professionals and Rehabilitators.

    XI International Conference on Technology and the Disabled - Presented paper entitled ‘Communicating Emotions Using Virtual Reality’ at a conference on Technology and the Disabled in Los Angeles. The conference had an audience consisting of delegates from all over the world, technical specialists, professionals, Government personnel, parents and the disabled themselves. Conceptualised an audio-visual for the presentation in L.A. entitled 'Faces of India'.

    The National Network Seminar For Marginalised Groups - Presented paper entitled, ‘I May be Different But Aren’t We All'. The conference which was discussing the problems of employment difficulties for marginalised groups, included disabled people, those with cancer and leprosy, drug addicts and women. It moved around three cities (Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi) addressing professionals policy makers, governmental and non-governmental officials.
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