Disability Research & Management

The latest research, from around the world, and news on managing specific disabilities.

East and West – Disability across the globe at the beginning...

Disability does not exist in isolation of its surrounding social context. Race, culture, religion and belief are all social conditions upon which ‘disability’ is culturally perceived, interpreted, and ‘practiced’.

New report outlines economic benefits of investment in mental health

The report takes into account a range of complex issues, and presents actionable, scalable and context-specific solutions – solutions that not only provide demonstrable health and social benefits, but quantifiable economic returns to taxpayers and to the community.

How injuries change our brain and how we can help it...

Injury to the adult brain is all too common. A brain injury will often show up on brain scans as a well-defined area of damage. But often the changes to the brain extend far beyond the visible injury.

Some women feel grief after an abortion, but there’s no evidence...

Neither the term “post-abortion syndrome”, nor the claims about its characteristics, are supported by any national or international psychological societies.

Creating a culture of inclusion at Barclays – inspiring hearts, educating...

By focusing on guidelines, standards and processes you build compliant products, but if you focus on people and fostering a culture of inclusion, you recognise that standards and guidelines are merely the start line and not the finish line.

Female doctors show more empathy, but at a cost to their...

Studies indicate that female doctors are at greater risk of burnout than male doctors, bad for doctors and their patients. People with burnout feel exhausted, emotionally depleted, cynical and detached. They are also less satisfied with their work.

Unlocking the potential of employees with neurodiverse conditions

We need to understand the importance of raising awareness about neurodiverse conditions, and using the right tools to make adjustments to working practices.

Cannabis and psychosis: what is the link and who is at...

There’s consistent evidence showing a relationship over time between heavy or repeated cannabis use (or those diagnosed with cannabis use disorder) and an experience of psychosis for the first time.

Looking at the Australian social security system through a trauma-informed lens

If we look through a trauma-informed lens, measures aimed at controlling welfare recipients appear likely to do more harm than good.

Mental illness on campus really is ‘a thing’

Many health professionals are “pathologizing normal life” by failing to recognize that it’s healthy for young people to experience and report negative emotions.