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Marissa Shields

Technical report

Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES): methods of data collection and characteristics of study sample

The Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES) is the first longitudinal survey to investigate perspectives on barriers and facilitators to work for Australians with disability accessing the Disability Employment Services (DES) program. The aim of this paper is to describe the survey development and data collection...
Systematic review

Evidence review: strategies to increase employment and economic participation for people with a cognitive disability

Commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency this research was undertaken to discover what helps people with autism, intellectual disability and psychosocial disabilities find and keep a job.
Report

Disability support workers: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and communication needs

Between March and April 2021, researchers from the University of Melbourne and UNSW Canberra conducted an online survey of over 350 disability support workers (DSWs) about their opinions and needs surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. This report outlines the survey findings.
Report

Disability support workers: the forgotten workforce during COVID-19

This research report describes the findings from a national survey of 357 disability support workers (DSWs) conducted online between May and June 2020.
Report

Disability and health data compendium

The purpose of this compendium is to highlight, raise awareness and illustrate the opportunities for disability research in Australia.