Flinders University Disability and Community Inclusion (FUDCI)

Research Network

Our research focuses on enhancing quality of life, wellbeing and participation of individuals living with disability across the life span.

We make significant contributions to the research evidence-base in the disability field by:

  • conducting quality research
  • disseminating findings through conferences and publications
  • advocating for improved policies and practices locally, nationally and internationally.

Our aim is to support person centred active supports, active engagement in choice and decision making, positive quality of life, community inclusion and self-determination of all people living with disability and their supports.


Research Interests


Brain injury

Complex communication needs

Communication abilities and social networks of adults with disabilities

Creative arts


Disability awareness

Deinstitutionalisation / community Living


Enhancing participation of children, young people and adults with disabilities

Epilepsy and seizure disorders

Family and caregiver supports

Family quality of life


Inclusive technologies

Intellectual Disability


Mentoring Universal Design for Learning (UDL) postsecondary education for people with intellectual disability

Professional ethics


Self advocacy

Sexuality studies

Social networks of children and young people with disabilities in rural and regional areas


Special education in developing countries