Dalanglin Dkhar

Dalanglin Dkhar

Ms, PhD Candidate, CSU, Full time Carer, Masters in Media Arts & Production, UTS


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Research Interests

Dalang is currently in the 3rd year of her PhD at Charles Sturt University in an interdisciplinary research study involving Social Sciences & Creative Studies.

She has traversed the learning curve of settling back into academia after a 12 year hiatus and is revitalized by the stimulating meeting ground of higher learning and research impact. She is still navigating the terrain of balancing her studies with being her son’s full time carer and that merging of roles in her lived experience has given her much food for thought in her research.

She combined her professional role of filmmaker and her passion for advocacy and inclusion in disability and carers, blending them into a research study on the lived experience of lifelong carers in Australia where her data is presented in the form of a documentary film titled 'Unconditional ' (launching in March 2024) which takes us into the homes of four carers of differing demographics, who took on the commitment of caring for their loved one/s, more than a decade ago and this duty continues for most of them well into their retirement. We hear about the impact of diagnosis day, or as one carer put it, “…when the penny dropped…”

Her other interests include deep diving into the world of disability inclusion, the meeting ground of faith and disability, learning from autistic advocates in the non-speaking disability world, consuming copious amounts of Nordic noir murder mysteries and enjoying the company of family and friends with good food in the mix.

Personal profile

Last employment was as a full time documentary filmmaker and television producer.

Currently a full time carer for my son and PhD candidate.

Born in Shillong, lived and worked in Sydney, New Delhi and currently in Canberra.

Wife to Patrick Bryson, PhD and mum to a tween boy and an English Cocker spaniel.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Media Arts & Production, M.A., The Narrow Path, University of Technology Sydney

20 Feb 200430 Sept 2005

Award Date: 26 Sept 2005

Communications, M.A., Mass Communications, Jamia Millia Islamia

20 May 199910 Oct 2001

Award Date: 10 Oct 2001

English Literature, B.A. Honours, B.A. (Honours) in English, University of Delhi

07 May 199417 Jul 1997

Award Date: 17 Jul 1997

Social Work & Arts, PhD candidate, LIFELONG CARERS: The Lived Experience Witnessed Through a Documentary, Charles Sturt University (CSU)

17 Feb 20212024

External positions

Full time carer

22 Sept 2012 → …

Subject keywords

  • Carer
  • caring
  • Disability
  • Documentary film
  • Social impact film
  • research impact
  • unpaid carer
  • trauma in carers
  • female carers
  • male carers
  • lifelong carers


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  • Official Trailer of Unconditional: English

    Dkhar, D. (Artist), 25 Jan 2024

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Recorded or Rendered works

  • Unconditional

    Dkhar, D. (Artist), 25 Mar 2024

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Recorded or Rendered works

  • The Invisible Side To Caring

    Dkhar, D., 27 Apr 2021

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Recorded or Rendered works

    Open Access
  • The Narrow Path

    Dkhar, D., 20 Aug 2005, 17 p.

    Research output: Textual Creative WorksCreative Works Original - Textual

    Open Access