The Disability Innovation Institute (DIIU) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has launched new guidelines on co-producing research with people with disabilities.
To download the Guidlines, click the link below.

Guidelines for Co-Producing Research with People with Disability

The Guidelines set out key benefits, principles and strategies that underpin the DIIU and UNSW’s approach to co-producing research with people with disability. The content is drawn from a comprehensive review of the literature, the experience of leading inclusive researchers at UNSW, and DIIU’s community partner organisations of people with disability.

The Disability Innovation Institute at UNSW Sydney is committed to a process of co-production to underpin their approach to inclusive research. In inclusive research, people with disability are involved not just as participants, but as co-creators of knowledge. The Disability Innovation Institute recognises that inclusive research:

  • Promotes the inclusion and well-being of people with disability.
  • Explores issues that are or are likely to become important to people with disability, drawing on their experience to shape research process and outcomes.
  • Recognises, fosters and communicates the contributions people with disability make to research.
  • Provides information that people with disability can use to campaign for change.

On 28 August 2020 at 1:30 pm AEST the DIIU, in conjunction with UNSW’s division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, will mark the release of the Guidelines by hosting an on-line preview of the content and a discussion of its importance.

Professor Eileen Baldry, UNSW Deputy Vice-Chancellor EDI, and Graeme Innes, one of Australia’s most recognised and respected human rights activist, will discuss the importance of inclusion and co-production for research culture and practice at UNSW. They will also explore the value of co-producing research with people with disability and its potential for producing knowledge, evidence and solutions for the real-world issues facing people with disability.

Professors Leanne Dowse and Iva Strnadová, the authors of the Guidelines, will introduce the key benefits, principles and strategies driving co-production in research.

The online event will be concluded by live Q&A following the speakers’ presentations.

The event will be Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) interpreted and closed captions will be available. To discuss your accessibility requirements please email us .

You can register for the event here.

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