Artist & Academic at Western Sydney University and UNSW, Australia
Debra Keenahan is a visual artist, psychologist, academic and author. Her achondroplasia dwarfism informs her art, teaching and writing by focussing upon the personal and social im- pacts of disability. In her art practice Debra uses both 2D and 3D methods to represent dis- ability aesthetics which is the subject of her second PhD she is completing at UNSW Art & Design. This subject area is a constructive response to her earlier work in psychology on de- humanization. Debra has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions and she has been the sole and co-author of a book, book chapters, articles and conference papers. Currently, Debra lectures at Western Sydney University in Humanitarian and Development Studies. She has been a consultant to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission on issues of Disability.