Research Themes


The CRE-DH is characterised by a diversity of innovative research related to disability and society. This includes but is not restricted to disability and social and economic circumstance, gender, health and wellbeing, inequities over time, the designed environment, discrimination and social exclusion, public policy and health economics.
We have four thematic programs of work that drive the Centre’s research:

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Mapping Inequities

Seeking to understand the socio-economic and health inequities between people with and without disabilities in Australia.

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Social Determinants

Identifying the social, economic and environmental factors that contribute to the health of people with disabilities.

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Health Economics

Assessing the health impacts of a range of interventions that aim to improve the social determinants of health of people with disabilities.

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Policy Analysis and Reform

Evidence suggests that effective policy translation requires intensive stakeholder engagement throughout the research process.