Partner Advisory Group


As well as having a cross-disciplinary research team, we have an Advisory Group who shape the development of the Centre. Members are from government and non-government organisations, statutory bodies, peak bodies and consumer representative organisations. They were selected for their detailed knowledge of the disability and health sectors and their relationships with critical decision-makers, including senior bureaucrats and politicians.
Members facilitate a two-way flow of information between their constituencies and the CRE-DH.

The Advisory Group is chaired by Graeme Innes AM, Australia’s former Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Chair of the Attitude Foundation, which addresses disability-related discrimination. Graeme Innes was involved in drafting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Members include:

Dr Ngila Bevan, People With Disabilities Australia
Justine Borland, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Gordon Duff, National Disability Services
Angela Healy, Office for Disability Victoria
Keran Howe, Women with Disabilities Victoria
Kellie Horton, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
Graeme Innes AM (Chair)
Mark Cooper-Stanbury, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Sharon Stuart, Department of Social Security
Professor Andrew Wilson, University of Sydney