The Disability Innovation Institute is grounded in inclusive research where people with disability are involved not just as participants, but as co-creators of knowledge.
The Disability Innovation Institute understands inclusive research as co-production: a process of collaboration and collective decision-making, which involves changing the relations of research traditionally separating users and producers. The co-production of research brings together people from a range of different and potentially intersecting groups, including (but not limited to) people with disability, their families and supporters, representatives of disability organisations, practitioners, service providers, and professional researchers.
The Institute is also producing a range of materials to support people engaged in or wanting to learn more about inclusive research. Our flagship publication “Doing Research Inclusively: Guidelines for Co-Producing Research with People with Disability” is designed to assist researchers in co-producing research in their area of expertise.