Partner Advisory Group

As well as having a multi-disciplinary research team, we have an Advisory Group who shape the development of our research outputs. Members are from government and non-government organisations, statutory bodies, peak bodies and consumer representative organisations. They have detailed knowledge of the disability and health sectors and strong 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.


Justine Boland, Health & Disability Branch, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Gordon Duff, National Disability Services

Frances Quan Farrant, People With Disabilities Australia

Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission (July 2019 -)

Belinda Johnson, Office of Disability, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Kellie Horton, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

Graeme Innes AM (Chair), Attitude Foundation

Marcia Kingston, Disability and Carer Policy Branch, Department of Social Security

David Braddock, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Professor Andrew Wilson, University of Sydney

Jen Hargrave, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Previous members

  • Leah van Poppel, Women with Disabilities Victoria (until November 2019) 
  • Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission (until April 2019)
  •  Keran Howe, Women with Disabilities Victoria (until Dec 2018)
  • Mark Cooper-Stanbury, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (until March 2019)
  • Ngila Bevan, People with Disabilities Victoria (until Oct 2017)