CENTRE OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN DISABILITY AND HEALTH
Grant number: 1116385 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021
The first research centre of its kind internationally, the CRE in Disability and Health brings together a first-rate team of national and international researchers with influential stakeholders. We will create the evidence needed to guide social and health policy reform with the explicit intent of improving the health of working age disabled Australians. We will produce an exceptional research workforce equipped to make large-scale, ongoing contributions to the field of disability and health.
Related publications (43)
Exposure to discrimination and subsequent changes in self-rated health: prospective evidence from the UK's Life Opportunities Survey
E Emerson, A Milner, Z Aitken, C Vaughan, G Llewellyn, AM Kavanagh
OBJECTIVES: We sought to estimate risk of poor self-rated health (SRH) following exposure to disability-related and other forms of..
The impact of the disability support pension on mental health: evidence from 14 years of an Australian cohort
Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Ashley McAllister, Zoe Aitken
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of the Australian Disability Support Pension (DSP) on the symptomology of depression and anxiety o..
'I'm proud of how far I've come. I'm just ready to work': mental health recovery narratives within the context of Australia's Disability Employment Services.
Alexandra Devine, Cathy Vaughan, Anne Kavanagh, Helen Dickinson, Sean Byars, Stefanie Dimov, Bill Gye, Lisa Brophy
BACKGROUND: Employment is recognised as facilitating the personal and clinical recovery of people with psychosocial disability. Ye..
Hierarchical Models for International Comparisons Smoking, Disability, and Social Inequality in 21 European Countries
George Disney, Lyle Gurrin, Zoe Aitken, Eric Emerson, Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Dennis Petrie
BACKGROUND: International comparisons of social inequalities in health outcomes and behaviors are challenging. Due to the level of..
The cumulative effect of living with disability on mental health in working-age adults: an analysis using marginal structural models
Amalia Karahalios, Frank Pega, Zoe Aitken, Allison Milner, Julie A Simpson, Anne M Kavanagh
PURPOSE: Previous studies have shown that acquiring a disability is associated with a reduction in mental health, but they have no..
Do gender and psychosocial job stressors modify the relationship between disability and sickness absence: An investigation using 12 waves of a longitudinal cohort.
Allison Milner, Zoe Aitken, Sean Byars, Peter Butterworth, Anne Kavanagh
Objectives A considerable proportion of the working population reports a disability. These workers may be at risk of adverse outco..
If I had stable housing I would be a bit more receptive to having a job. Factors influencing the effectiveness of Disability Employment Services reform
Alexandra Devine, Cathy Vaughan, Anne Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: Continual reforms of the Australian Disability Employment Services (DES) program aim to improve employment outcomes fo..
An intersectional approach to understandings of mental health inequalities among men with disability
Tania L King, Marissa Shields, Tom Shakespeare, Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh
Disability is a key social identity or social category that is associated with significant social disadvantage. For men, having a ..
The relationship between disability and suicide: prospective evidence from the Ten to Men cohort
Allison Milner, Anne-Marie Bollier, Eric Emerson, Anne Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: People with disabilities often face a range of social and economic adversities. Evidence suggests that these disadvant..
Sexual Functioning in Men With and Without Disabilities: Findings From a Representative Sample of Australian Men
Anne-Marie Bollier, Tania King, Tom Shakespeare, Jane Hocking, Anne Kavanagh
INTRODUCTION: Studies on sexual function in men with disabilities have mainly relied on clinical samples; population-based evidenc..
Does the effect of disability acquisition on mental health differ by employment characteristics? A longitudinal fixed-effects analysis
Zoe Aitken, Julie Anne Simpson, Rebecca Bentley, Allison Milner, Anthony Daniel LaMontagne, Anne Marie Kavanagh
PURPOSE: Longitudinal studies have suggested a causal relationship between disability acquisition and mental health, but there is ..
Emotional difficulties and self-harm among British adolescents with and without disabilities: Cross sectional study
Eric Emerson, Tania King, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Allison Milner, Zoe Aitken, Joanne Arciuli, Anne Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the prevalence of emotional difficulties and self-harm among adolescents with a disability. OBJE..
Overt acts of perceived discrimination reported by British working-age adults with and without disability.
Eric Emerson, Allison Milner, Zoe Aitken, Lauren Krnjacki, Cathy Vaughan, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Anne Kavanagh
BACKGROUND: Exposure to discrimination can have a negative impact on health. There is little robust evidence on the prevalence of ..
HOW MUCH OF THE DISABILITY-RELATED INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING ARE MEDIATED BY BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION FACED BY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES? A CAUSAL MEDIATION ANALYSIS USING LONGITUDINAL DATA FROM WORKING AGE PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES IN GREAT BRITAIN
Z Aitken, G Disney, L Krnjacki, A Milner, E Emerson, AM Kavanagh
Mental health of adolescents: variations by borderline intellectual functioning and disability
Tania L King, Allison Milner, Zoe Aitken, Amalia Karahalios, Eric Emerson, Anne M Kavanagh
Adolescence is a period of elevated stress for many young people, and it is possible that the challenges of adolescence are differ..