Setting a National Disability Research Agenda
Funded by the Department of Social Security through the National Disability Research Partnership at the University of Melbourne [https://www.ndrp.org.au/], a large collaborative consortium is developing a 10-year National Disability Research Agenda.
The consortium comprises 31 university plus advocacy organisations and is led by the University of Sydney. Professor Christine Imms from the Department of Paediatrics is a member of the Core Research Group and leads the children and families component of the work.
Setting the agenda involves four phases of work:
- pre-planning and consultation to form the consortium and plan
- research mapping of Australian disability research to update prior disability audits
- broad-based national consultation involving surveys, focus groups and interviews seeking community perspectives on research priorities
- a structured prioritization exercise to set the agenda.
Deep community engagement in forming the agenda aims to guide future research to ensure relevance and impact. Want to know more? https://www.ndrp.org.au/research-agenda