Research projects

Researchers from across our faculties and research institutes are engaged in innovative projects aimed at achieving social inclusion for people with disabilities. The breadth of experience and commitment to the field of disability research and development at Deakin University has much to offer people with disability, their families and the organisations that support them.


Research direction

Some examples of our research directions include:

  • supporting the capacity of the disability sector to undertake research and use the evidence base to influence practice and policy 
  • inclusive practice and human rights for people with disability 
  • improving the health and wellbeing of people with disability 
  • preventing modifiable causes of disability 
  • advocacy for the sexual rights of people with disability 
  • the use of assistive technologies in disability management and rehabilitation 
  • sexuality, adjustment and financial stress among people with disability 
  • expanding options for people to access support that enables their full participation across all domains of life
  • preventing violence and abuse in the lives of people with disabilities and improving responses.

Contact us

Disability and Inclusion Unit
Professor Susan Balandin
+61 3 9244 6124
Email Professor Balandin