Discussion paper

Australian disability research agenda collaboration (ADRAC)

2 May 2009

Recently researchers interested in disability research were invited to a workshop to discuss how to facilitate the development of a national research agenda. A document outlining the conclusions from this meeting is available here for further comment.

A number of Australian disability research, policy, politics and advocacy activities are contributing to calls to establish an Australian disability research agenda. Disability researchers attended a workshop on 2 April to discuss how to facilitate the development of a national disability research agenda. Other researchers who could not attend also expressed an interest in being involved.

The workshop resolved to form an inclusive collaboration of people interested in disability studies research to develop a national agenda. The Disability Studies and Research Centre (DSRC) will coordinate the collaboration until an alternative governance structure is finalised. An iniital paper about the research collaboration was developed from the meeting and is available here.

The Disability Studies and Research Centre is now seeking comment and feedback before the 18th May, so the revised document could be circulated to delegates prior to attending the Disability Studies Conference, Australia on 26-27 June 2009.



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