Current Projects

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Below is our list of current research projects:


  • Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES)
    IDES is a longitudinal study considering how people with disability access and sustain long-term employment. The project investigates the financial and health impacts of different employment outcomes on people with disabilities.  
  • YES: Youth Employment Study
    This research builds on the Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES) which is currently underway with a specific focus on young people and intervening early to enable them to transition into meaningful and sustainable work.
  • Disability Docos: The stories behind the numbers
    This is a series of documentaries about people with disabilities describing their experience of looking for work, getting a job, getting to work, and issues they face in the workplace. 
  • Modelling the effectiveness of employment policies in reducing disability-related mental health inequalities
    This project will gain a better understanding of the social processes driving disability-related mental health inequalities. We will simulate a series of hypothetical policy scenarios on employment and quantify their impact on mental health for people with and without disabilities. By simulating the impact of realistic policy interventions, the findings will facilitate evidence-based decision-making to close disability-related mental health inequalities.




  • Stewarding Thin Markets: Improving NDIS Market Effectiveness
    Partnering with the Department of Social Services and with National Disability Services, the project aims to better understand market stewardship in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  • Choice, Control and the NDIS
    This project explored the degree to which the NDIS is achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability using these services.