The Living with Disability Research Centre is highly collaborative – with established links across La Trobe University, other universities and a wide range of industry partners and funders.

Living with Disability Research Centre partners with an evolving range of collaborators who work with us to design and implement research and (at times) provide funding. They are also important in helping the Living with Disability Research Centre to trial education and training packages developed through our research, as well as frequently assisting with the dissemination of our findings to stakeholders to increase the impact of our research. Our university collaborators come from across Australia including the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, University of Sydney and the Queensland University of Technology.

Who We Work With

Government (State and Commonwealth)

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) - Discovery Projects
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) - Linkage Projects
  • Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research
  • National Institute for Health Research, School for Social Care Research
  • NSW - Department of Family and Community Services National Disability Research
  • NSW Family & Community Services, Research Data Working Group
  • NSW Trustee and Guardian
  • Office of the Public Guardian QLD
  • Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • Queensland Office of the Public Guardian
  • The Public Advocate of Victoria
  • The Public Advocate Queensland
  • The Public Trustee of Queensland
  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
  • Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
  • Victorian Department of Human Services - Office of the Senior Practitioner Scholarship
  • Victorian Office of the Public Guardian
  • Victorian Electoral Commission

Industry - Disability Services

  • Annecto Inc.
  • Bayley house
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Civic Disability Services Limited
  • Endeavour Foundation
  • Golden City Support Services
  • Greystanes Disability Services
  • House With No Steps
  • Hunter Primary Care
  • IdentityWA
  • Inclusion Melbourne
  • Jewish Care
  • Karingal Inc.
  • Yooralla

Mainstream services such as health, education and transport

  • Melbourne Health
  • Epworth Health

Industry Peak or Advocacy Bodies

  • National Disability Service
  • Principals' Association of Specialist School Victoria Inc

Philanthropic organisations

  • E W Tipping Foundation
  • Summer Foundation

Two of our team members, Professors Christine Bigby and Ellie Fossey are the state experts on the consortium to evaluate the NDIS.