Resources and Publications

As part of our goal to effectively disseminate and translate research, we have collated (in one place) all relevant LIDS-produced resources for people with a disability, their families, carers and associated services.

Latest videos and Podcasts

Watch Professor Chris Bigby together with Scott Sheppard (House with no Steps) and Cathy Gauci (Unisson Disability Services) discuss research impact at the 2018 La Trobe University Research Week - Research Showcase, Tuesday 28 August.

Professor Christine Bigby shared the impact of a program of research since 2000 about group homes. Many organisations have adopted the internationally recognised best practice known as 'Active Support', her research has identified the difficulties embedding this practice in service. Professor Bigby, Scott, Gail and Cathy will talk about the way they have used the research findings to drive changes to management of group homes. They will also consider the difference that open-access learning materials developed by the research team have made to accessibility of training for staff across the disability sector.


Professor Christine Bigby and Chantelle Robards appeared on the ABC Radio National Life Matters program on Tuesday 27 March, 2018 at 9:06am. They discussed the progress of the NDIS, described as the biggest social policy reform in Australia since Medicare.

Professor Christine Bigby is Director of the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University.

Chantelle Robards was a speech pathologist and is now an advocate for allied health professionals in NSW who work with the NDIS.


Hosted by respected broadcaster, journalist and writer Francis Leach, the first Bold Thinking Series lecture of 2018 took place on Wednesday 28 March, 2018 and included La Trobe University Disability specialists Professor Christine Bigby and Dr Jane Tracy, Paralympian, Dr Lisa Chaffey and The Australian’s Rick Morton to discuss and debate the NDIS and more. The Bold Thinking Series features a panel of La Trobe University academics in discussion with industry experts to share their bold thoughts and discoveries, and how they relate to modern society.


Professor Christine Bigby discusses the three research themes of the Living with Disability Research Centre.


Older videos and podcasts

Professor Christine Bigby

Researchers are asked three questions, giving a glimpse into the wide range of research conducted at La Trobe.

Ensuring effective support: A key issue for National Disability Insurance Scheme

People with disabilities have to have a say in their own lives, to be able to exercise choice and control.

Dr Miranda Rose

Researchers are asked three questions, giving a glimpse into the wide range of research conducted at La Trobe.