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Narelle Warren

This entry is part 4 of 31 in the series #AuthorsForFireys firefighting fundraiser series

Narelle WarrenThis podcast features Narelle Warren, an academic, who is donating items for the #AuthorsForFireys auction to raise money for the fire fighting effort here in Australia. The full set of #AuthorsForFireys interviews and blog posts will be here as soon as they are published, as interviews and guest blogs for #AuthorsForWildlife will be here.

Narelle Warren is a heath anthropologist at Monash University who has studied women’s health in rural communities. So her research is particularly relevant at this time.

Narelle says:

I am a Senior Lecturer in both the Anthropology and Sociology programs. My areas of research are fairly broad, and I undertake research in three main areas: Neuro-disability (disability that is related to neurological conditions), Global Public Health, and Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Narelle’s contribution to the #AuthorsForFireys auction

Expanded and clarified version of the above tweet:

1. One day of research on a topic of someone’s choice at either the State Library or Victorian Archives
2. Comprises 3 edited collections that are edited by Dikaios Sakellariou or myself (we are donating these together): a) Occupational Therapy beyond borders, edited by Dikaios and Nick Pollard; b) Disability, Normalcy and the Everyday, edited by Dikaios and Gareth Thomas (in which I have a chapter), and c) Disability and Quality of Life: Global perspectives, which I edited with Lenore Manderson.

To bid on Narelle’s auction, reply to the above tweet.

Update: new donation information.

As originally wanted by @EmilyGale and @NovaWeetman, this fundraiser is now officially for ALL fire services in Australia. The official Authors For Fireys Website will be updated accordingly. Winning bidders or auctioning authors can nominate funds to the fire service of their choice. #AuthorsForFireys.

Want to know if this is legit?

Yes, it is legit. The whole community — Australian and global — is rallying together to support Australian firefighters, wildlife recuse and bushfire victims. Here are some reports on this effort.

Fundraiser information from Emily Gale

The #AuthorsForFireys auction will take place only on Twitter from Monday 6th January, ending at 11pm AEST on Saturday 11th January. Scores of authors, illustrators and book industry people will host their own individual auction under the hashtag #AuthorsForFireys and bids will take place on each tweet. At the end, the highest bidder donates the amount directly to the firefighters fund. Once proof of donation has been received, the author will dispatch goods/services.

Items up for auction include signed books, original illustrations, one-off fan-art and craft, unique gifts and manuscript critiques for writers.

There is a supporting site, explaining how it works, at this address: https://authorsforfireys.wixsite.com/website.

Given the $18million fundraiser for the NSW RFS this week, proceeds from this auction are going to the CFA (Victoria).

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