Research Projects

Spotlight on Invisible Women

Are you a woman with disability aged between 50 – 65 years living in rural, regional or metro Victoria? we would love to hear from you! The ‘Spotlight on Invisible Women’ project is aimed at engaging with older women to identify the unique barriers experienced in accessing the information you need.

Survey: People with Disabilities and Disasters

Are you a person with disability living in Asia or the Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand)? This online survey is anonymous and aims to understand whether and how people with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific are involved in disaster risk reduction, and what factors can help or hinder. You will be able to tell us your biggest concerns and recommendations in relation to disasters.  

CP Info Project – get involved

The project is being delivered by a consortium of organisations led by Cerebral Palsy Australia, Ability First Australia, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and the Cerebral Palsy Support Network to establish a national online platform to increase the quality and accessibility of information available to people with cerebral palsy and the key people and services that most impact their lives. There are a few ways to get involved including participating in surveys or joining the reference group.

For more information contact the CP Info Project at:
T:+61 2 8259 7705

Achieving justice for street harassment

Closing date: December 20, 2020

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about your experiences of street harassment and your perceptions of justice in relation to street harassment. While street harassment is often sexualised in nature, it can also take the form of racism, transphobia, homophobia and biphobia, and ableism.  If you have a self-defined experience of street harassment, are over the age of 18 and live in Victoria or NSW, you are eligible to participate. participants will be reimbursed for their time and expertise with a $100 gift card.

Navigating transitions research project

Closing date: October 31, 2020

This research project aims to better understand the experiences of young people with intellectual disability when transitioning from school to adult services. The purpose of the study is to develop indicators for successful transition, and resources to support students, parents and educators with navigating pathways for transition. The project is now in the final stage of data collection. The researchers would like to hear from educators who work with young people with intellectual disability, particularly with those who are in their final year of schooling.

If you are interested in participating, contact the research team:

Emergency Preparedness Survey of People with Disability

This study aims to survey how prepared people are for an emergency situation such as pandemic, bushfire, flood etc, and to understand what people can do for themselves and what supports they need in an emergency situation. The information you provide will help to find ways to assist people with disability to prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency event.

National Redress Scheme Feedback study

The aim of the study is to understand how the National Redress Scheme is working and how it could be improved. This questionnaire is for people who have supported somebody who applied to the Scheme or considered applying, such as survivors’ family members, friends, carers, or advocates providing legal or other services and supports to survivors. Participating in the feedback study is voluntary. The questions are about experiences of the Redress Scheme.

Outcomes for children and young people using disability services: A survey for carers

This research is testing a survey that explores the impact that services or supports have on children/ young people with disability. The researchers are inviting carers of children/ young people (0-14 years of age) with disability to help them test the survey. Taking part involves carers completing the survey online, which takes about 10 minutes.