Panellist: Dr Solmaz Nazari Orakani

Head and shoulders portrait of Solmaz, who has shoulder length gold-coloured hair, and brown eyes. She smiles at the camera.

About Solmaz

Dr Solmaz Nazari is a Senior Advisor and one of the Executive members of the Disabled Employee Network in Whaikaha. She has lived experience of disability, a PhD in disability studies from Victoria University of Wellington, and over 10 years’ experience in the disability sector as an adviser, researcher, advocate, and policy analyst.

Solmaz has extensive ties to the disability community and a strong passion for improving disability services and improving various outcomes for disabled people.