Welcome to the Disability and Health Unit.
We aim to improve the health of people with disabilities, their families and communities through rigorous research and knowledge exchange. People with disabilities are disadvantaged in many areas of their lives and the lack of evidence linking disability, socioeconomic disadvantage and health, means that there is much to be done to reduce disadvantage for people with disability.
Our projects are led by a highly skilled team with expertise in data analysis, mental health, gender studies, the built environment, health promotion and public health. Our interests are focused on the social, behavioural, and environmental contexts of health for people with disability in Australia. We examine the health people with disability at a population level, within multiple contexts and settings that have national, societal and environmental impacts.
Our Unit hosts the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
We are based at the Centre for Health Equity at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.