MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
The MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC) brings together staff from across the Faculty who are committed to cultivating an environment where diversity is valued, respected and affirmed.
The Committee has representation from each of our Schools, 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.
MDHS Disability Network
The Disability Network is a peer support initiative set up by staff within the faculty who have lived experience of disability. If you are an MDHS employee with a disability and would like to chat with someone who has lived experience, please contact our Disability Network and they can help you with any disability related resources and answer any questions.
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 for disability research and awards for disability leadership.
- 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
- Attitudes Matter: A national survey on attitudes towards disability in Australia
- Disability Research Collection: Australia Policy Online
- We need to invest in the careers of researchers with disability
- A guide to disability inclusive language, People with Disabilities Australia (PWDA)
- Growing up disabled in Australia, Carly Finlay
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.