Disability and mental health
Since late 2014 disability research at MSEI has largely been in support of, or in collaboration with, the Disability Research Initiative (DRI).
For many years medical and technological researchers at the University of Melbourne have produced high-quality and impactful work that has helped many with impairments here in Australia and around the world.
The DRI builds on their important work by increasing support for our researchers who are focussed on changing the social, economic and physical environments that create disability.
Barriers to participation are not restricted to the built environment – they also include negative attitudes and prejudice, access to employment and economic participation, to healthcare and to education. These areas and more are included in the research clusters that will guide the work of the Initiative.
By helping to support research, policy and education using a rights-based approach and the social model we hope to achieve change in our city, state and beyond.
- Choice, control and the NDIS
- Topographical modelling for people with mobility impairments
- Portrayals of mental illness
- Disability and poverty in Cambodia
- Exploring post-traumatic growth
- Routes to the past
- Equitable support models for engaging in consumer transactions
- Supported decision-making for people with severe mental health problems
- Regulating the restraint of people with disabilities
- 19 stories of social inclusion
- Unfitness to Plead Project
- National seclusion and restraint project