Research Projects

Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES) now recruiting

Closing date: February 28, 2019

IDES is a longitudinal study which aims to provide evidence about how people with disability obtain and sustain long-term employment. This research investigates the financial and health impacts of different employment outcomes on people with disabilities. The findings will identify ways to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities and contribute to new government policies and models of service delivery.

Barriers to accessing quality palliative care – community consultations

The project wants to hear your thoughts on end of life and palliative care, barriers to access, and how services could be improved. Participation is by phone or in person interview, or part of a group discussion and your contribution will  be kept anonymous.  To be eligible to participate, you will be from one (or more) of the following nine focus groups of people who are under-served or have complex needs. You do not need to have experience of palliative care services

NDIS Housing Pathways Project Launched

The Melbourne Disability Institute and the Brotherhood of St Laurence are co-funding a research project on the different housing pathways available for people with disabilities.

Have your say on the new public facing name for Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

Closing date: February 15, 2019

User research conducted in 2018 found that barriers to accessing service included the public-facing name and the website. The website redevelopment has already started and will improve navigation and reduce the legalistic language used in the information content. It’s now your chance to have a say about what a new public-facing name might be.