David Taylor

David Taylor

I obtained my Bachelor of Arts with Honours majoring in philosophy from the University of Sydney in 2014. I then went on to do a Master of Arts (Research) where I completed my thesis looking at areas of legal abandonment called ‘sacrifice zones’. Throughout my postgraduate studies I was employed St George’s Anglican Church to run an ongoing lecture series called PEACEtalks which focused on issues around; politics, ethics, the arts and culture. I also have served for three years (2014-17) on the UNSW Human Research Ethics Committee.

I currently work with the research pillar of CDS offering research and administrative support for various projects. My role involves data collection, assisting with ethics applications, and conducting interviews and focus groups for research purposes. Most recently I have worked on two large-scale projects looking at quality of service provision in residential support services for people with intellectual disabilities.  As well as my regular research assistant duties I also facilitate the ‘Inclusive Research Network’, a group of people with and without intellectual disabilities who design and implement research projects based on their areas of interest.

When I am not working at CDS I am studying for a Graduate Diploma of Counselling with the aim of working with families of children and young people with disabilities.


BA (Hons), MA (Res)