Inclusive Research Network
Inclusive Research is about people with intellectual disabilities doing research, not having research done on them.
Our motto is “Nothing about us without us.”
We are a group of people who are interested doing research to learn more about the experiences of people with disabilities. Some of us have intellectual disabilities and some of us don’t. We all work together as “co-researchers” which means that we support each other. Co-Research values the experiences and perspectives of people with disabilities as experts on their own lives.
We first met in 2010 and completed a series of workshops about research skills. After the workshops we decided to form a group that would do research together.
Our research questions and methods are approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Sydney.
Completed Research Projects
We have completed research projects about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. We have presented our research findings at conferences in Australia and overseas.
Current Research Projects
We are working on two new research projects in 2018.
The projects are about:
- The Publishing Project: reviewing ways in which the inclusive research group can get their voices into the peer-reviewed literature.
- “My story, my voice”: Life since the NDIS project and Self Advocates & Human Rights project
What does being part of the group involve?
We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Centre for Disability Studies in Camperdown.
During meetings we discuss our research topics, listen to one another, share information, create new ideas and socialise. We also celebrate good things that happen.
When we are doing research we choose questions, run focus groups, interview people, analyse data and present at conferences.
We think it is important to share our research findings.Quality Checkers and Organisational Person Centredness: An Inclusive Research Approach
We plan to develop new skills to help us share our findings in video or written form.
Quality Statement of Disability Inclusive Research Collaboration – Inclusive Research Principles Document
Join the Inclusive Research Group!
Are you a person with an intellectual disability who has ideas or thoughts about what’s important?
We are the CDS Inclusive Research Network!
We are a group of people with different strengths: university researchers, support workers, and people with various disabilities. We do inclusive research together.
We meet once a month at CDS in Camperdown, for more information, please click on the link to see flyer: Inclusive Research Network Flyer
Quality Checkers and Organisational Person Centredness: An Inclusive Research Approach, IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 August 2016: Slides-IASSIDD-2016_1
“We have rights, you know” An Inclusive Research Approach to Exploring the Views of People with Intellectual Disability on their everyday experiences of their rights in 4 areas identified by the Convention, IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne , Australia, 14-19 August 2016: Slides-IASSIDD-2016-2
Inclusive research: Opening up a new frontier, IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 14-19 August 2016: Slides-IASSIDD-2016-3
“We have rights, you know” An Inclusive Research Approach to Exploring the Views of People with Intellectual Disability on their everyday experiences of their rights in 4 areas identified by the Convention, ASID 50th Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, November 2015: Slides-ASID-2015
What does the NDIS mean for me:? An Inclusive Research approach to exploring the views of people with disability, ASID 49th Annual Conference, Fremantle, Australia, November 2014 Slides-ASID-2014
Inclusive research: Opening up a new frontier, NDS Research into Action Conference, 26-27 May 2014, SMC Slides- NDS-2014
We Like to Keep Learning: An inclusive research approach to exploring the educational experiences of people with intellectual disabilities, ASID 48th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 2013 Slides-ASID-2013
Being and Keeping Healthy: An Inclusive Research Approach to exploring the experiences of People with Intellectual Disabilities, IASSIDD 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Tokyo, Japan, August, 2013 Slides-IASSIDD-2013
Life as a Worker: An Inclusive Research Approach to Exploring the Experiences of People with Intellectual Disabilities, ASID 47th Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, November 2012 Slides-ASID-2012