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 resources that are accessible to mainstream service providers and other stakeholders. The Living with Disability Research Centre also offers a unique range of flexible, online postgraduate courses in Disability Practice that equip students for a range roles in the rapidly growing 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.
Professor Christine Bigby, Director Living with Disability Research Centre, elaborates on the our Research Centre's three main areas of research.