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How can we use quantitative data for disability research?

This webinar was held on 24 August 2022.

Four experts from the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) presented examples from their research in health inequalities and the role of the social determinants of health to illustrate how disability data can inform policy.

Data sources discussed include household surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the longitudinal Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, administrative healthcare and income support data, and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) data.

The session was aimed at policy-makers, disability advocates, researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in using quantitative data in disability research and policy.

The presentations were followed by Q&A with the live audience.


Measuring inequalities using survey data
Dr Nicola Fortune, Research Fellow, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, The University of Sydney

How do social determinants contribute to mental health inequalities?
Dr Zoe Aitken, Senior Research Fellow, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

What are the unintended consequences of policy reform?
Dr Samia Badji, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, Monash University

How can we make the NDIS more equitable?
Dr George Disney, Research Fellow, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

This event was chaired by CRE-DH Chief Investigator, Professor Dennis Petrie from the Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School, Monash University.

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