Season 5: Episode 2

Autism and Lived Experience


Dr Ben Milbourn, Ph. D is Senior Lecturer, (teaching and research) in Occupational Therapy, Curtin School of Allied Health-Curtin University, Western Australia. Ben trained as an occupational therapist (OT) in the United Kingdom (UK), working in New Zealand, Australia and the UK practising occupational therapy in mental health and disability. Ben is a member of Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG) and is interested in research with a strong community focus, working alongside autistic individuals to promote social inclusion, wellbeing and positive mental health. Ben is passionate about co-produced research and developing strengths-based programs in the community. In this conversation with Cate Mercer, Autism and lived experience is discussed.