Scope wins Public Policy and Social Impact award

Scope wins Public Policy and Social Impact award for putting people with disability at the centre of research design.

Scope, together with ORMIA Research and Aruma, has won the Public Policy and Social Impact award at The Research Society’s ‘Research Effectiveness Awards’.

The ‘Research Effectiveness Awards’ recognise excellence in research that makes a difference to business and social policy planning performance.

Scope’s submission titled ‘Nothing about us without us’, reimagines research approaches for people with disability, their carers and support staff, by putting them at the centre of research design.

“Scope is proud to share this award with ORMIA Research and Aruma, with the knowledge that it will improve outcomes for people with disability” said Scope CEO Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald.

“Scope recognises the importance of tailoring research design for people with disability, so they can contribute to research that that makes a meaningful contribution to society” she added.

Scope has been active in research for more than 30 years and has its own 2019-2022 Research Plan.

It also conducts and supports projects that aim to improve the lives of people with a disability, as well as the lives of their families and carers by influencing Government policy through advocacy and the translation of evidence into practice.