Discriminatory acts towards young Australians with disabilities in public places

Young Australians (aged 15-29) with disabilities face pervasive disadvantages and institutional discrimination in many areas of life which excludes them from social and economic participation. This project investigates the inter-personal discrimination young people with disabilities experience in public and the impact of this discrimination on their social, economic, cultural and emotional lives. The outcome of this project will be a better understanding of the range and impact of actions and behaviours that young people with disabilities experience as discriminatory, violent or unsafe in public in Australia today. 

Research Team

Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn, University of Sydney
Professor Eric Emerson, University of Lancaster
Dr Cathy Vaughan, University of Melbourne 
Dr Jamee Newland, University of New South Wales

Funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery grant