Dr Addy Adelaine
Dr Addy Adelaine is an international social worker and expert on action research and inclusive accountability. Action research is a philosophy and methodology that seeks transformative change by taking action and doing research simultaneously, and linking these together by critical reflection.
Addy spoke about her career, starting with her work as an engineer in disaster management. As a mixed heritage Black woman in engineering, she saw how voices were marginalised in engineering design, impact evaluation and assessments. Most engineers were male, and privileged, and Addy found that needs of disabled people, or women, were often not considered.