Dr Robert Campain

Research Fellow

Since completing his PhD in Sociology at La Trobe University (2006) Dr Robert Campain has worked for Scope - a Victorian Disability service provider - and Deakin University, in the School of Health and Social Development.

The main focus of Robert’s work has been in the field of disability and social inclusion, dealing with the day-to-day lived experience of people with disability, their families and carers. His research has involved working with a range of partners, including organisations in Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, Save the Children, Gymnastics Victoria, Barwon Health and Westfield.

More recently at the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne, Robert has been engaged in two research projects in the field of disability and social inclusion, with a focus on aspects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This has involved working with two external partners - Mind Australia and Spinal Life, Australia.

Much of Robert's work has involved developing methods of data collection accessible to a wide diversity of people with disability, including people with an intellectual disability and those using a range of assistive technologies to communicate.

This work has led him to collaborate with people with disability to assist in the design of the research and to support them to undertake data collection, as well as some analysis/commentary on findings.

Robert's current work is in partnership with Uniting Vic Tas and involves developing outcomes measurement across the organisation's programs and services to enhance their work within the communities they serve.


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