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Research in Disability and Community Inclusion (RDCI) is a website to share the research of academic staff working in Disability and Community Inclusion at Flinders University.


Working in partnership with people with disability and a wide range of government, community services, and advocacy organisations, our research aims to:

  • Promote human rights

  • Privilege the experiences and priorities of people with disability

  • Develop understanding about how we can jointly promote social inclusion and challenge marginalisation of people with disability

  • Generate knowledge useful for policy and practice

Interested in studying with us? 

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate study programs. You can find out more about these here. 


Our research is conducted with and for a wide range of partners across government and non-government sectors and in community organisations. We work closely with people with disability and their organisations in our research.


These include:

  • Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (USA)

  • Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

  • Australian Association of Gerontology

  • Australian Research Council

  • Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation

  • Charles Perkins Centre Active Ageing Research Node, University of Sydney

  • Commonwealth Department of Health 

  • Department of Social Services

  • National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations

  • National Disability Research Partnership

  • National Health and Medical Research Council

  • NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

  • NSW Council for Intellectual Disability

  • Our Voice SA

  • Purple Orange

  • Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

  • Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

  • SA Council for Intellectual Disability

  • UNSW Social Policy Research Centre

Researchers in Disability and Community Inclusion are members of the Caring Futures Institute at Flinders University. 

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