Research Projects

image-16_cmyk_b-w_rgbRESEARCH PROJECTS

Through our close links with research communities worldwide we have both an Australian and international focus  We consist of a multi-disciplinary team from diverse backgrounds including medicine, health sciences, education, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, sociology and law. Our approach is person-centred and based upon the social model of disability.

Below is a recent selection of recently completed research projects:

  • Universal Design for Learning in Tertiary Education: A Scoping Review and Recommendations for Implementation in Australia
  • Dr. Noor Jwad and Assoc. Prof. Mary-Ann O’Donovan, Centre for Disability Studies, The University of Sydney
    Dr. Erin Leif, Monash University
    Dr. Elizabeth Knight, Victoria University
    Elicia Ford and Jessica Buhne, National Disability Coordination Officer Program, Centre for Disability Studies
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  • JobSupport Evidence Based Practices Review
  • Kregel, J., Wehman, P., Taylor, J., Avellone, L., Riches, V., Rodrigues, R. & Taylor, D. (2020)
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  • Clinical Review Final Report. Prepared for Achieve Australia
  • Riches, V. C., Durvasula, S., Wilson, N., Riches, T. N, Taylor, D., Rodrigues, R., Müller, A., Hogan, L., Stack, R., & Sowerby-Campbell, L. (2019)
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  • Getting NDIS Ready
  • O’Brien, P., Campbell, L. & Riches, T. (2018)
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  • Improving employment outcomes among people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Riches, V. C., Riches, T. N., Taylor, D. & Müller, A. (2019)
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  • Person Centredness: An evaluation of its introduction into a service agency
  • O’Brien, P., Knox, M., Arnold, S., Gore, C., Dickson, R., Murray R. & Gadow, F. (2013)
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  • Promoting caregivers’ well-being through MINDS Caregivers Support Servicecs: An Evaluation 2017-2018
  • Riches, V. C., O’Brien, P. & Müller, A. (2018)
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  • Real Lives Real Places Demonstration Project: A Review
  • O’Brien, P., Riches, V., Knox, M. & Gadow, F. (2012)
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  • Responding to the Introduction of the NDIS: A Change Action Project
  • Doukakis, E., O’Brien, P., Mueller, A., Kelly, J. & Christie, C. (2016)
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  • Reviewing Accommodation Services using the Quality Checkers Project: Evaluating the Program for the Australian Environment
  • Riches, T., Taylor, D. & Rodrigues, R. (2019)
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  • Impact of Person-Centred Training on Sunshine Staff
  • Knox, M., O’Connor, B., Gadow, F. & O’Brien, P. (2013)
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  • Role of Peer Facilitators in the New and Next Program
  • O’Brien, P., Taylor, D., & Riches, T. (2018)
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  • Workplace adjustments for people with invisible or hidden disabilities, A review of available policies, guidelines and manuals
  • Riches, V. C. & Müller, A. (2019)
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