Kā Kaupapa - Our Projects

We conduct research and projects on a wide range of disability-related topics and issues. See our project portfolios for more information.

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Kā Pānuitaka - Publications

Our research and projects are presented in a range of ways, including reports, articles, book chapters, and other resources. See our publications here.

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Ko Wai Mātou - About Us

We are a team of experienced and emerging disability researchers. We are committed to supporting the development and capacity of disabled researchers, and to responsive and inclusive research approaches.

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Benchmark provides evidence-based guidelines, case law, and other relevant resources to assist legal professionals working with people in the NZ legal system who may be vulnerable. Intended to increase access to justice, Benchmark is a collaborative and ongoing project.

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About Donald Beasley Institute

Leaders in the field of Disability Research

We acknowledge and thank the wide range of funders that support our work.
Learn more about our research and projects.

Our Work

Featured Projects

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  • Eve McCoy - Painting of hands together.

    Disabled Person-Led Monitoring of the UNCRPD

  • Michael Bevin1

    Developing a Twin Track Response to Family and Sexual Violence Against Wāhine Whaikaha, D/deaf and Disabled Women

  • Jeffery Oliver 1

    Disability, Home and Family in a Multicultural Context

  • Taonga from Renata v2

    Abortion is a Human Right and Health Issue: Disabled People’s Experiences of Abortion Services in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Abstract artwork - Reimagining parenting

    Understanding Policing Delivery: Tākata Whaikaha, D/deaf and Disabled People

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    Being Active; Feeling Good


30 July 2021

Disability Strategy and Action Plan: Rautaki Hauātanga me te Mahere Mahi has been launched!

We are excited to announce that a Disability Strategy and Action Plan: Rautaki Hauātanga me te Mahere Mahi was launched the by Southern District Health Board (SDHB) in May 2021.

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Gerald Smith - Abstract Paint Splashes
20 March 2020

UNCRPD Monitoring Update and Mean As! Projects

Our UNCRPD report on disabled access to housing in Aotearoa NZ is almost complete and we look forward to sharing it with you shortly. We also have the “Mean As! Project where people with learning disabilities tell their own stories of relationships and sexuality.

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