Research and Innovation Pillar

CDS research and innovation pillar undertakes ethical research and evaluation activities to better inform policy and practice and identify evidence-based practices. We collaborate with government, industry partners and people with disabilities and our translational research is designed to improve quality of life with and for people with intellectual disabilities.  Our research team has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and our Inclusive Research Network (IRN) conducts research with people and for people with intellectual disabilities. Areas of research interest include active support, ageing and disability, assessment and classification of support needs, inclusive education, Inclusive research, employment, health care access and utilisation, housing, homelessness, human rights, NDIS, quality of life and transition.

Our Goals

At CDS we believe in working with and for people with disability to achieve our research goals.

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Our Projects

CDS conducts research on a broad range of topics which affect people with disability, including disability and disability support, health, housing, education, livelihood and empowerment.

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Partner with CDS

Interested in working with CDS on a research project? Learn more about how you can collaborate with us.

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Inclusive Research Network

The Inclusive Research Network (IRN) at CDS is a group of people with and without intellectual disability who do research together.

That means that people with intellectual disability work together with people without intellectual disability on topics they find important and that affect them in their lives.