Research Projects

Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights: A national conversation on human rights

This national conversation will ask the community: What makes an effective system of human rights protection for 21st century Australia? Perspectives will be gathered on human rights protection in the community and how public servants, and contracted service providers might embed the protection of human rights as core business in exercising their functions. Sign up for updates on the project.

Evaluation survey for Access for All Abilities (AAA Play)

Closing date: May 12, 2019

You are invited to participate in an evaluation of the Access for All Abilities (AAA) Play Service.  The aim of this survey is to learn what is working well, what isn’t working well, and how the AAA Play Service can be improved. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete online. Participating in the survey puts you in the draw to win one $500 gift voucher or one of 20 $50 gift vouchers (you will need to provide a phone or email contact at the end of the survey to be eligible for the draw).

Consultation: Developing a definition and measurement of environmental restraint.

Dr Richardson will conduct a national survey of practice to provide insight regarding current views, understanding, and practice regarding environmental restraint. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively with you as experts to understand current approaches, views on best practice and practical considerations within different services.

For more information and to register your participation in the survey, contact Dr Ben Richardson: 
T: 9096 1155

Sharing information about disability, health, injury and illness survey

Closing date: April 29, 2019

To share or not to share? That is the question! Sharing information about adjustments or supports related to disability with potential education providers and employers can be difficult and awkward. The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) team want to better understand what the barriers are and how they might help to build skills and confidence in people with disability who find themselves in such situations. Have you shared or tried to share information about your disability with an education provider or employer? People with lived experience are invited to complete this anonymous survey. 

Fifth National Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Plan – Consumer and Carer Survey now open

Closing date: April 30, 2019

In order to truly understand the progress towards improving mental health and suicide prevention in Australia, the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) is seeking feedback from mental health consumers and carers on how mental health services may or may not have improved in the past 12 months since implementation of the Fifth National Mental Health … Continued