Latest publications

Books and book chapters

  • Diana Johns, Catherine Flynn, Maggie Hall, Claire Spivakovsky, & Shelley Turner (2022). Co-production and criminal justice. Routledge.
  • Christina David, Carmel Laragy, & Elizabeth Hudson (2021). Individual Funding for People With Mental Health Issues: Opportunities, Tensions, and Outcomes. In Research Anthology on Mental Health Stigma, Education, and Treatment (pp. 519-532). IGI Global.
  • Sue Olney (2021). Governance and Systems: Why Public Sector Performance Research Approaches Are Changing. In D. Blackman (Ed.), Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector (pp. 19-27). Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Sue Olney (2021). Serving the Public, But Not Public Servants? In H. Sullivan, Dickinson, H., Henderson, H. (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant (pp. 445-463). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Alana Roy, Beth R. Crisp, & Keith McVilly (2020). Not impossible: Working with the Deafblind community to develop a more inclusive world. In Sustaining Social Inclusion (pp. 77-89). Routledge.


  • Dinesh Wadiwel, Claire Spivakovsky, & Linda Steele (2023). Restrictive practices: A pathway to elimination. Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
  • Keith McVilly, Susan Ainsworth, Lorraine Graham, Matthew Harrison, Victor Sojo, Claire Spivakovsky, Lindsey Gale, Anna Genat, & Tessa-May Zirnsak (2022). Outcomes associated with “inclusive”,“segregated” and “integrated” settings: Accommodation and community living, employment and education. Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
  • Carmel Laragy, & Keith McVilly (2021). Transformative Employment Opportunities for People with an Intellectual Disability in Local Government Authorities Evaluation report.
    Carmel Laragy (2020). People with an intellectual disability benefitting from individual funding: what conditions are necessary? Literature review.
  • Carmel Laragy, & Keith McVilly (2020). Community Employment Project. Belonging Matters Evaluation Report.

Contemporary Commentary

Journal articles

  • Eli Cohn, Keith McVilly, & Matthew Harrison (2023). Echolalia as defined by parent communication partners. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 8, 23969415231151846.
  • Christina David, Belinda Johnson, & Paul Ramcharan (2023). NDIS partnership working? Paradoxes, contested spaces and aspirations of disability leaders, family carers and disability services. Australian Journal of Social Issues.
  • Dearn, Elroy, Paul Ramcharan, Penelope Weller, Lisa Brophy, & Katherine Johnson (2023). Supported residential services as a type of “total institution”: Implications for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Australian Journal of Social Issues, 58(2), 279-295.
  • Cathy Humphreys, Louis Novy, Natalie Cergovski, Hoi Ching Lai, & Keith McVilly (2023). The Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Parents and Young People With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Australian Social Work, 1-13.
  • Genée Marks, & Keith McVilly (2023). Assistance Dogs for People with Younger (Early)-Onset Dementia: The Family Carer’s Experience. Animals, 13(5), 777.
  • Maree Maxfield, Keith McVilly, Alexandra Devine, & Helen Jordan (2023). Cognitive and Psychological Impacts of Congenital Corpus Callosum Disorders in Adults: A Scoping Review. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 7(2), 165-188.
  • Sue Olney, & Alexandra Devine (2023). The right to work" on an equal basis with others": examining disability employment policies in Australia through the lens of a health and economic crisis. Chapters, 721-738.
  • Petra Quinlan-Turner, Phyllis Lau, & Keith McVilly (2023). Late effects of polio: Interviewing general practitioners and health professionals about the need for and the means of promoting continuing professional development. Australian Journal of General Practice, 52(5), 317-323.
  • Claire Spivakovsky, Keith McVilly, Tessa-May Zirnsak, Susan Ainsworth, Lorraine Graham, Matthew Harrison, Victor Sojo, Lindsey Gale, & Anna Genat (2023). The ontology and epistemology shaping our understanding of inclusion: A critical review of the research literature on disability and inclusion. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Stephanie Weir, Anna Arstein-Kerslake, Tricia Eadie, & Keith McVilly (2023). Realising economic and social rights for children with communication and swallowing disability: Sustainable Development Goals 1, 8 and 10. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25(1), 37-41.
  • Eli Cohn, Keith McVilly, Matthew Harrison, & Lillian N. Stiegler (2022). Repeating purposefully: Empowering educators with functional communication models of echolalia in Autism. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 7, 23969415221091928.
  • Brent Hayward, Lisa McKay-Brown, Shiralee Poed, & Keith McVilly (2022). Identifying important persons in the promotion of positive behaviour support (PBS) in disability services: A social network analysis. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 47(4), 292-307.
  • Susan Hayward, Stokes, M. A., & Keith McVilly (2022). Gendered workplace social interaction processes in autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 129, 104310.
  • Carmel Laragy, & Sophie Vasiliadis (2022). Self‐managed aged home care in Australia–Insights from older people, family carers and service providers. Health & Social Care in the Community, 30(5), e2518-e2529.
  • Keith McVilly, Molly McCarthy, Andrew Day, Astrid Birgden, & Catia Malvaso (2022). Identifying and responding to young people with cognitive disability and neurodiversity in Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand youth justice systems. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 1-23.
  • Sue Olney, Alexandra Devine, Pan Karanikolas, Stefanie Dimov, Jennifer Malbon, & Georgia Katsikis (2022). Disability and work in a health and economic crisis: Mitigating the risk of long‐term labour market exclusion for Australians with disability through policy coordination. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 81(1), 163-180.
  • Sue Olney, Amber Mills, & Liam Fallon (2022). The Tier 2 tipping point: access to support for working-age Australians with disability without individual NDIS funding.
  • Jennifer Smith-Merry, Mary-Ann O'Donovan, Angela Dew, Bronwyn Hemsley, Christine Imms, Gemma Carey, Simon Darcy, Kathy Ellem, Gisselle Gallego, & John Gilroy (2022). The Future of Disability Research in Australia: Protocol for a Multiphase Research Agenda–Setting Study. JMIR Research Protocols, 11(1), e31126.
  • Brent Hayward, Shiralee Poed, Lisa McKay‐Brown, & Keith McVilly (2021). Introducing positive behaviour support (PBS) into disability services for successful adoption: A synthesised systematic review. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 49(2), 145-161.
  • Sue Olney (2021). Inclusion, Work and Wellbeing: Shifting Perceptions of Disability and Employability Through the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The National Disability Insurance Scheme: An Australian Public Policy Experiment, 285-304.
  • Susan Hayward, Keith McVilly, & Stokes, M. A. (2020). Sources and impact of occupational demands for autistic employees. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 76, 101571.
  • Carmel Laragy, & Karen Fisher (2020). Choice, control and individual funding: The Australian national disability insurance scheme. Choice, Preference, and Disability: Promoting self-determination across the lifespan, 133-154.
  • Carmel Laragy, & Sophie Vasiliadis (2020). Consumer expectations of self‐managing aged home care packages in Australia. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28(6), 2362-2373.
  • Genée Marks, & Keith McVilly (2020). Trained assistance dogs for people with dementia: A systematic review. Psychogeriatrics, 20(4), 510-521.
  • Genée Marks, Amy O’Shea, Keith McVilly, Patsie Frawley, & Nathan Despott (2020). “Where’s the human dignity in that?”: LGBTQIA+ people with intellectual disability exploring sexual lives and respectful relationships. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 32(3), 354-376.
  • Paul Ramcharan, Christina David, & Katie Marx (2020). You are here! Negotiating liminality in place in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Qualitative Social Work, 19(3), 359-379.