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  1. 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.

  2. 23 May 2017 - Public Affairs

    Can the NDIS deliver?

    A University of Melbourne report evaluates the progress of the NDIS so far, suggesting it may inadvertently exacerbate the inequities it was designed to solve.

  3. 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.

  4. 24 April 2017 - Inside Business

    A new approach to disability in the workplace

    While people with disabilities can still face discrimination when job-seeking, University of Melbourne experts say some employers value a diverse workforce.

  5. 19 December 2016 - Inside Business

    Making workplace laws work for those with disabilities

    A new approach to welfare-to-work programs should make it easier for people with disabilities to find employment, but women continue to face added disadvantage.

  6. 13 October 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Specialised skills key to helping deaf students thrive

    The rise of inclusive education shows the need for qualified Teachers of the Deaf to support hearing-impaired students, their teachers and the school community

  7. 4 April 2016 - Legal Affairs

    Disability-based disadvantage – a life sentence?

    A new research project is focusing on how support systems can be improved to prevent disability-based discrimination in the criminal justice system.

  8. 3 February 2016 - Public Affairs

    How research can improve outcomes

    The 2016 Disability, Human Rights and Social Equity Conference, hosted by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.

  9. 3 February 2016 - Public Affairs

    Researching disability

    Researchers need to continue focusing on eliminating a history of discriminatory practices in disability research.

  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.