Melbourne Disability Institute Launch


Melbourne Disability Institute Launch

Ian Potter Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre
Kenneth Myer Building


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T: 8344 5937

Established by the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI) is building evidence for transformation by supporting interdisciplinary research to improve the lives of people with disability, their carers and families.

Ms Karni Liddell, Paralympian and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Ambassador is delivering the keynote address about choice, control and well-being of people with disabilities.

Honorary Enterprise Professor Maxine McKew is the MC for the event and Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, will officially launch the institute.

Please notify us of any access requirements when booking via the contact details and we can send you the Building Access Guide.


  • Professor Anne Kavanagh
    Professor Anne Kavanagh, Academic Director, Melbourne Disability Institute | Chair in Disability and Health | Head, Disability and Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Mr Bruce Bonyhady
    Mr Bruce Bonyhady, Enterprise Professor, Disability Economics and Director of Melbourne Disability Institute
  • Ms Karni Liddell
    Ms Karni Liddell, Educator, Advocate, Paralympian
  • Professor Maxine McKew
    Professor Maxine McKew, Honorary Enterprise Professor
  • Professor Glyn Davis
    Professor Glyn Davis, Professor of Political Science