Christine Bigby


Enabling engagement and inclusion

This report summarises the findings from an Australian longitudinal study of the quality of support in group homes for people with intellectual disabilities. The study aimed to identfiy the organisational factors that influence the extent to which staff provide Active Support and sustain its practice...

Developing and maintaining person centred active support

This project aimed to explore the applicability of Active Support in supported accommodation services for people with neurotrauma, and the effectiveness of this model of staff practice in improving quality of life outcomes for this group.
Policy report

Transition to retirement

This bulletin describes the implementation and evaluation of the Transition to Retirement (TTR) program that was examined in a three-year collaborative program of applied research involving university researchers and disability service providers.
Discussion paper

How will the NDIS change Australian cities?

This issues paper sets out a research agenda for examining the impacts of the NDIS on Australian cities over the first decade of its full implementation (from 2019 onwards).

Transition to retirement

Due to increased life expectancy, the number of older Australians with a long-term disability, such as intellectual disability is increasing. More people with disability are facing retirement. People with intellectual disability can be reluctant to leave their familiar work environment, and may find it hard...