Postgraduate student with lived experience of mental illness, now researching issues of accessibility, inclusion and diversity in Australian archaeology
Clara Santilli is studying an archaeology Master's degree at Flinders University of South Australia. She has lived experience of mental illness and has channelled these experiences into mental health advocacy and education for her university peers and those living with disabilities. Her master's work addresses broader issues around inclusion and accessibility for people living with disabilities and her research is into international veteran recovery and rehabilitation projects using archaeology as part of the process. Clara is active within the Flinders University community and is on the student council, involved with the archaeology society and regularly enjoys writing about student wellbeing and mental health. She hopes that by participating in the Fellowship that she will keep developing her leadership skills, advocacy and activism around disability culture and fostering issues around accessibility and inclusion.