About the Centre

The Living with Disability Research Centre is a leading Research Centre for social research into the lives and experiences of people living with cognitive disability in Australia. It has a national and international reputation for delivering high quality research outcomes.

Unique among Research Centres in Australia is our focus on the social inclusion and participation of people with cognitive disabilities, in particular those with intellectual disability or acquired brain injury. Our Research Centre has an outstanding track record of delivering rigorous, high quality research and for translating research findings into formats and resources that are accessible to mainstream service providers and other stakeholders across the disability sector.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the Living with Disability Research Centre is to improve the social inclusion and participation of people with cognitive disability through research, education, and knowledge transfer and to strengthen the evidence base that informs practice and policy throughout the disability sector. To achieve this aim, our Research Centre conducts research across three broad and interconnected themes:

  • Enabling mainstream services to be more inclusive
  • Effectiveness of disability services
  • Building the evidence base for community participation and inclusion