Dr Bert Ballard Visit to Australia

Dr Bert Ballard is a Vietnamese adoptee and Communications Researcher who is currently on sabbatical visiting Australia. He has been visiting the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney doing interviews with adoptees and is also collecting data on their experiences once. His research also extends to first parents in Vietnam and others. See his recruitment notice below:

He writes – For those interested in my research project with:
– Older Australian adoptees (especially VADs, but all welcome)
– Birth parents in Vietnam
– Adults who were separated from family during the Vietnam Conflict (1965-75) but not adopted and still living in Vietnam

The form is here: https://goo.gl/forms/hRCvdQuWHVmc1FpK2

If you would like to see the full call for participants or are having issues with the form, PM me or email me at bert.ballard@pepperdine.edu and I will forward it along.

Please share with anyone who might be interested or anyone who might have connections. Much appreciated!

Dr Bert Ballard visit to Australia 2018 – Photo on the Gold Coast where he is a visiting researcher at Griffith University hosted by Dr Patricia Fronek and collaborating with Dr Indigo Willing OAM from the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research.

Dr Bert Ballard (VN adoptee and communications researcher), Dr Indigo Willing OAM (VN adoptee, social researcher and AVI founder), Anna Princess Kopeikin (Jigsaw Rep and Social Work degree candidate), Hinanyi Scanlon and her partner, and Tamru Leckenby (Ethiopian adoptee) at recent adoptee catch up. Many of us met through Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI) and Intercountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) founded by VN adoptee Lynelle Beveridge.