People with disability deserve greater wellbeing, participation, belonging and safer relationships. The Disability Royal Commission and recent inquiries into the death and mistreatment of people with disability make our research important and urgent. Our researchers are striving to demonstrate how this can be possible.
Our researchers are focused on creating better communities by changing systems, policies, and practices to build social inclusion and challenge marginalisation.
Our emphasis is on community-led and community-focused work that builds on capacity and strength; but still recognises the very real levels of disadvantage faced by individual people and communities, and the way that systems and structures shape this experience. Co-design and co-production are fundamental to our approach, ensuring people with disability drive research design, implementation and sharing of outcomes.