WIN: Hospital Workforce Interfacing with the NDIS

Project Details

This project will unpack the influence of federally imposed changes to disability service delivery on hospital workers.

The full-scale ‘roll out’ of the National Disability Insurance Scheme began in 2016 and represents the largest social welfare reform since the introduction of Medicare in Australia. This study will provide information on the quality of work experienced by the hospital workforce over time, as well as an understanding of how the nature of this employment may be related to outcomes for both hospital workers and people with disability. This is important information for training the hospital workforce and for increasing knowledge about the impacts of care on the wellbeing of people with disability and inform improvements in service delivery.

NOTE: This grant was originally awarded to Associate Professor Allison Milner, 1983-2019. The MACH and the University team remains saddened by the sudden passing of Associate Professor Milner in August 2019. Dr McAllister has taken over leadership of this project and will continue Allison Milner's work.


The WIN project is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Disability Institute, Northern Health and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Dr Ashley McAllister, University of Melbourne
Professor Anne Kavanagh, University of Melbourne
Professor Bruce Bonyhady, Melbourne Disability Institute
Professor Peter Brooks, Northern Health
Professor Kwang Lim, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Dr Tania King, University of Melbourne
Ms Stefanie Dimov, University of Melbourne

Project Contact


Northern Health
The Royal Melbourne Hospital


Medical Research Future Fund and Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, 2019-2021

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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