Our People

The centre brings together expertise from a range of disciplines and research areas to actively contribute to the challenge presented by the World Report on Disability (World Health Organization and the World Bank, 2011) to strengthen and support research on disability for evidence informed policy and practice development.


Eric Emerson


Co-Director of the English specialist Public Health Observatory on intellectual disabilities, Eric is highly regarded for his work on understanding and addressing the inequalities faced by people with disabilities.



Gwynnyth Llewellyn


Gwynnyth is committed to finding health and social policy and practice solutions to enable disabled individuals and their families to fully participate in our societies – both locally and internationally.



Richard Madden


As former Director of the AIHW and Head of the Commonwealth Health Department’s Disability Programs Division, Richard has a wealth of experience in the health and community services sector.



Roger Stancliffe


Roger’s research interests include self-determination, community living, retirement and community participation, Active Support, physical activity, individual planning, deinstitutionalisation, and cost effectiveness of services.



Stewart Einfeld


Stewart has research and teaching interests in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry, developmental disabilities, including intellectual disability and its genetic causes and autism.



Luis Salavador-Carulla


Luis is a Professor in Disability and Mental Health. His field of interest is integrated support decision systems and policy in long-term care.


 Michelle Villeneuve

Michelle Villenveuve


Michelle is engaged in particpatory action-orientated research that supports inclusion of people with disabilities at school and in the community.