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Image artwork copyright Helen Cooke, an artist supported by Sunshine's Community Access Program Art Studio.


The University of Sydney, through the Faculty of Health Sciences aims 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. To this end a Centre for Disability Research and Policy has been established within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Our aim

As an organisation at the nexus of research, teaching, policy and practice we have an important role to play in innovation and knowledge translation in the field of disability to the benefit of many. The establishment of the Centre is a significant strategic endeavor to bring together the University's leading expertise within the disability field to create a greater understanding of disability and improve disability services and programs by increasing the use of evidence and research in policy decisions in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.