Crisis resilience in people with multiple sclerosis (C-RIMS)

Project Details

Following strong responses from the disability sector in relation to the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government endorsed the development of a Management and Operational plan. Our project aims to identify the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disabilities, using a case population of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

We will:

  1. Identify issues raised and experienced by people with MS and their carers during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Identify policy-relevant templates for healthcare implementation to address urgent needs through the adjustment and recovery phases of this pandemic.


Dr Claudia Marck, Disability and Health Unit, University of Melbourne
Professor Lisa Gibbs, Child and Community Well being Unit, University of Melbourne
Dr Assunta Hunter, Disability and Health Unit, University of Melbourne


Dr Brody Heritage, College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education, Murdoch University
Professor Diana Walker, University of Western Australia
Dr Petra Skeffington, University of Western Australia
Professor Allan Kermode, Department of Neurology, Murdoch University
A/Professor Ingrid van der Mei, Menzies Institute, University of Western Australia
Ms Lydia Frampton, College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education,Murdoch University


Melbourne Disability Institute and Centre for Health Equity, University of Melbourne

Research Group

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Equity

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