Disability Scholars Network

Research that benefits the lives of people with disability

The Disability Scholars Network (DSN) consists of students and early career researchers who are currently pursuing, or interested in pursuing, research that benefits the lives of people with disability.

Our membership includes emerging researchers with and without lived experience of disability, those who wish to support people with lived experience to actively participate in the research process, and students who are respectful of people with disability and with to research topics that benefit them.

While the DSN is hosted by UNSW PhD research students, students interested in disability-related research, across any faculty, from any university, and at any stage of their research journey, are welcome to attend.

The group meets monthly and provides a variety of activities such as guest speakers, learning activities, discussion, and sharing their work. Once a year they aim to host or contribute to a special event, such as a mini-conference, webinar or workshop, where they can learn from and make connections with other researchers and experts in their fields.

Get involved

Interested in becoming a member or receiving notifications of upcoming meetings and events?

 Register here.

 

Alternatively, you can contact Sallie-Anne Moad for more information.

More information

UNSW ensures the learning and teaching experience is welcoming and inclusive and that the University’s built and digital environment is accessible for students and staff with disability

The  Disability Innovation Institute at UNSW (DIIU) is a world-first initiative, harnessing interdisciplinary research with people with disability to seek innovative solutions. 

One of the five initiatives outlined by the Strategy 2025 is to implement UNSW’s Disability Action Plan (DIAP). This plan aims to make the learning, working and teaching experience welcome and inclusive for people of all abilities.