Inclusive Disability Research

  • Jennifer Smith-MerryEmail author
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Increasingly academic researchers are becoming involved in inclusive research, in which people with a lived experience of the field of research under study are included as part of the research team. This chapter provides an overview of inclusive research with people with disability. Discussions focus on the dimensions of current inclusive research, including the ethical basis for engagement with co-researchers, and potential barriers and facilitators to successful research. The impact of co-research on both the co-researchers with a disability and academic researchers involved is discussed. Examples of existing projects are provided to give a sense of the field and its limitations and its possibilities.


Inclusive Disability Methods Rigor Co-research Ethics Consumers 



The research in this chapter developed out of work commissioned by National Disability Services Short sections of the text published here have been released in reports related to this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Health SciencesThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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