Job Opportunity: Disability Data Research Fellow

We are looking for an early or mid career researcher to join our team to investigate the experiences of people with disability and their families.

With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and national initiatives such as the Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA), there are unprecedented opportunities for Big Data to address evidence gaps in the disability field.

You will work on large disability datasets that include integrated longitudinal data from many sources including administrative data on health, social and disability services; education, housing and employment data; data from routine surveys and census data. You will play a key role in the development of strategies to access and capitalise on large datasets with disability information; develop and implement protocols for management of the data; extract customised datasets for specific projects; and provide advice and conduct analyses on specified projects.

You will be located in the Disability and Health unit in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and will be supervised by Professor Anne Kavanagh, the inaugural Chair in Disability and Health, who is Head of the Disability and Health unit. Professor Kavanagh is also Academic Director of the Melbourne Disability Institute and Lead Investigator on the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Disability and Health.

Our unit focusses on identifying the key social determinants of health and wellbeing for people with disability using advanced epidemiological, econometric and statistical methods. The unit houses the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH). The Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI) is an interdisciplinary research institute that operates across the University to facilitate applied interdisciplinary research and training that contributes to transforming the lives of people with disability and their families. A major focus of the CRE-DH and the MDI is harnessing the potential of disability and related data to answer key questions about what works in the NDIS, mainstream services and social policies and programs.

Applications close: 24 June 2018

Application Pack available here

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Professor Anne Kavanagh

+61 3 8344 7214