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    Academic Director, Melbourne Disability Institute, University of Melbourne; Director, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, University of Melbourne

  1. 26 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Deeper data needed to understand scale of abuse faced by people with disability

    The true scale of violence against people with disability is obscure because data is too fragmented; new University of Melbourne research aims to change that.

  2. 25 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The young Australians hit hard during COVID-19

    COVID-19 has left many young Australians unemployed; University of Melbourne's Youth Employment Study looks at the impact of the pandemic young people's work.

  3. 22 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Protecting people with disability during the pandemic

    The Australian government's tailored COVID-19 strategy for people with disability is late coming and may not go far enough says a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 1 December 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Does disability policy really offer choice and control?

    University of Melbourne research finds that although policy for Australians with disabilities aims to offer choice and control, there are very real barriers.

  5. 5 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Are we taking care of the carers?

    Carers and support workers in disability and aged care are crucial but University of Melbourne research suggests working conditions are taking a mental toll.

  6. 19 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Disability, thoughts of suicide and Australian men

    Men in Australia are much more at risk of suicide; new research from the University of Melbourne looks what this means for Australian men with a disability.

  7. 27 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Making disability support work across real lives

    The new Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, headed by Anne Kavanagh and Bruce Bonyhady, will help improve disability support.

  8. 27 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Fighting for disabled people’s health

    The new Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, based at the University of Melbourne, aims to improve the poor health of people with disability.

  9. Podcast23 May 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Disabling ableism

    University of Melbourne Professor Anne Kavanagh shares how changes in her own life led her to challenge perceptions of disability in society.

  10. 29 January 2016 - Public Affairs

    Why society is making people with disabilities sick

    With a diagnosis of MS and a son with autism, Professor Anne Kavanagh's research into the health of people with disability is profoundly personal.