Sharon is an educator and disability advocate. She wears many different hats and performs many different roles. She is the current chair of the Queensland Disability Advisory Council, a part-time lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), and also a consultant in disability awareness, working across Queensland. She was the Queensland facilitator for the Leaders for Tomorrow program run across Australia in 2014 and is also a member of the Health Consumers Queensland Collaborative.
Sharon was diagnosed with Juvenile Chronic Arthritis at 11, and has used an electric wheelchair since she was a young adult. Since then she has devoted her life and her considerable talents to promoting a true understanding of disability and diversity.
To help educators understand disability, Sharon designed an educational resource kit called Another Day in the life of Sharon Boyce. This includes a DVD and 20 laminated wall posters. She has also written a children’s book called Discovery at Paradise Island that deals with the issues of social justice, disability and how children react to it. This book has been chosen as part of the NSW School Syllabus. She is currently completing another book about Dyslexia.