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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
About Donald Beasley Institute
Leaders in the field of Disability Research
We acknowledge and thank the wide range of funders that support our work.
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Featured ProjectsMore Projects
Disabled Person-Led Monitoring of the UNCRPD
Exploring a twin-track approach to family and sexual violence elimination for Wāhine Whaikaha, D/deaf and Disabled Women
Tell Me About You: A life story approach to understanding disabled people's experiences in care (1950 - 1999)
Re-imagining parenting: Upholding Article 23 of the UNCRPD for mothers and fathers with a learning disability
Disability, Home and Family in a Multicultural Context
Mean As! People with learning disability telling and reading stories of relationships and sexuality
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.Read More
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.Read More