MDHS Staff Disability Network
The Disability Network is for faculty staff with lived experience of disability. People sometimes feel isolated in their workplace, so the Network is a place where you can talk to others with a shared experience and understanding. Since it is often difficult to meet in person, a lot of our discussion is likely to be online on our closed Slack site. That’s the place to post a question, share information or contribute your own experiences. If you would like to chat with a staff member with disability, please contact us and we will connect you.
MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
The MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) includes staff from each school in the Faculty who are committed to cultivating an environment where diversity is valued, respected and affirmed. The Committee includes professional and academic staff, early career researchers and senior leadership. Importantly, we have a range of diverse experiences, attributes, skills and expertise which lend themselves to robust collaboration. Learn how to join.
University of Melbourne groups and services
Disability information, contacts and guidelines for students, teaching and research staff.
Disability at work
Do you know your rights at work? Find out who to talk to as well as peer support options for negotiating the workplace.
Accessibility on campus
Here we provide links to accessible meeting rooms, quiet zones and interactive maps of Parkville campus.
Grants and Awards
This section lists university grants and awards for disability research and leadership.
Disability Inclusion Action Plan
The University's DIAP aims to reduce and remove barriers experienced by staff and students with disability.
The Workplace Adjustments request provides a single point of contact, allowing staff to submit one or multiple requests for themselves, or on behalf of another University of Melbourne staff member.
- PWDA – Australia’s national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation that is made up of, led and governed by people with disability
- Disability Leadership Institute – offers leadership development and support for disability leaders, including coaching, training, networking, and a range of resources.
- AND – national not-for-profit and only employer-led network in Australia focused on the inclusion of people with disability.
- YDAS – peer-led social support and advocacy group disabled young people (12 to 25 years)
- Disability Reporting Handbook – Guidelines developed to guide inclusive language and better reporting of people with disability from the Media Council Australia.
- What do I say? – This guide has been written by people with disability to assist the general public in talking about people with disability.
- Policy talks while the elephants walk: Time for the academy to employ and promote more scholars with disability
- We need to invest in the careers of researchers with disability
- Attitudes Matter– A national survey on attitudes towards disability in Australia
- Culture Is Inclusion: A narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability
- Disability Research Collection– Australia Policy Online
- A guide to disability inclusive language
- Growing up disabled in Australia
- Disabling Ableism: How rethinking our understanding of disability could improve lives
- How attitudes disable: Rethinking our assumptions is a critical step towards inclusiveness
- One in Five– Melbourne Disability Institute
- Speak My Language (Disability)– Living well with disability interviews in over 25 languages
This is an SBS documentary aired in 2021 that explores how stigma and prejudice impact the lives of millions of Australians, by getting to the heart of what people really think about people with disability.