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  1. 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.

  2. 19 November 2019 - Humanities

    Volunteers don’t come free

    New University of Melbourne research finds urgent action is needed to maintain sustainable volunteer services for people with disability and their families.

  3. 29 September 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Making Australia’s most liveable city more inclusive

    Melbourne is a great city to live in, but University of Melbourne research finds it needs to do better for people with a disability by making it more accessible

  4. 5 July 2019 - Health & Medicine

    Reanimating hand movement after spinal cord injury

    A study involving the University of Melbourne finds that nerve transfer surgery for people suffering traumatic spinal cord injury can improve their independence

  5. 12 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why housing is a major public health issue for Australians with disability

    Housing security isn't a focus in Australia's federal election, but University of Melbourne research finds it's a fundamental issue for people with a disability

  6. 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.

  7. 10 February 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is life getting better for people with disabilities?

    Study suggests there's only been mixed progress in improving the lives of people with disabilities, say University of Melbourne and University of Sydney experts

  8. 1 January 2019 - Under the Microscope

    Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part Two

    This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.

  9. 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.

  10. Podcast19 December 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Intellectual disabilities and the fight for justice

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast explores the issue of preventable deaths among people with intellectual disabilities.