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How can we use quantitative data for disability research?

Event Details
Online Webinar (AEST)
24 August 2022

Find out how Australian national data sets can be utilised to inform effective disability policy.

Four experts from the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) will draw on examples from their research in health inequalities and the role of the social determinants of health to illustrate how disability data can inform policy.

Data sources covered will include household surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the longitudinal Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, administrative healthcare and income support data, and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) data.

What will be covered:

  • How do we measure inequalities?
    Dr Nicola Fortune, Research Fellow, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, The University of Sydney
  • How do social determinants contribute to mental health inequalities?
    Dr Zoe Aitken, Senior Research Fellow, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
  • What are the unintended consequences of policy reform?
    Dr Samia Badji, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, Monash University
  • How can we make the NDIS more equitable
    Dr George Disney, Research Fellow, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

The session will provide valuable insight for policy-makers, disability advocates, researchers, students, and anyone with an interest in using quantitative data in disability research and policy.

For more information on this webinar and how to register, visit the website.

Posted 18 August 2022