Oonagh Smyth

Oonagh Smyth is Director of Strategy and Influence for Mencap, the largest intellectual disability NGO in the UK. She is responsible for Mencap’s political work and research department as well as leading Mencap’s biggest priority, which is to change the attitudes of the public towards people with a learning disability. Oonagh’s experience growing up in Northern Ireland gave her a passion for social justice. She has a background in human rights law and equality, working for various NGOs and public sector bodies over the years to tackle and reduce inequality.

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