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Current research

Research Falls


People with intellectual disability have been shown to have high rates of falls, yet little previous research has focussed on understanding the causes or factors associated with falls in this group. 

Research CE

Customised Employment research

Customised Employment (CE) describes a range of approaches and strategies designed to enhance the employment prospects of people with disability and other marginalised groups in the community who experience barriers to gaining and sustaining meaningful employment.

Research and evaluation

Home@Scope Research and Evaluation Project

The Home@Scope Research and Evaluation Project, conducted as part of the Scope - University of Melbourne partnership aims to explore what happens for people with disability as their support service changes from a government service to a community service organisation.

Recently completed research

Research pain

Identifying Pain

The aim of the Keeping Pain in Check project was to determine if a checklist, the Non-Communicating Adult Pain Checklist (NCAPC), helped disability support workers to identify pain in people with intellectual disability and limited communication. 


The Scope Outcomes Project

The Scope Outcomes Project aimed to assess the reliability and validity of three surveys developed by Scope to measure outcomes in the disability sector.

Research 5

The 1 in 4 Poll

The 1 in 4 Poll was a national survey on the issues of importance to people with a disability and their families undertaken in partnership with Deakin University.

Research 4

The Bridging Project

The Bridging Project focused on ‘building bridges’ between specialist and community providers of mental health services in relation to people with complex communication needs.