The Disability Innovation Institute conducts interdisciplinary research and education in partnership with people with disability, uniquely combining disability studies with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and HASS (Humanities, Law, Business, Arts and Social Sciences) research and education.
By working together with world-class researchers and disability organisations, the Institute produces innovative solutions to the ‘big problems’ facing people with disability in an inclusive manner, with global impact.
The Institute identifies problems and develops research projects within these major themes: Technology, Policy and Regulatory Framework, Environment and Infrastructure and Health and Wellbeing.
The diagram explains the Institute's research themes, which will each be led by a UNSW Researcher. These Researchers will be supported by Mentors who are subject matter experts at UNSW. Each theme will have multiple projects, each led by a Research Project Lead.