CRE-DH Policy Lab Explainer

The Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and is comprised of academics from 5 leading universities as well as an Advisory Group of stakeholders from the disability and health sectors. The aim of the CRE-DH is to identify cost-effective policies that improve the health of working-age people with disabilities in Australia. There are 4 work programs in the CRE-DH which work together to create a multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral exchange of knowledge in order to develop the best policy reform options.


The Policy Lab is the name we have given to the group of experts who are participating in our 4 year Delphi Study. Policy Lab Members are expert stakeholders in disability and health policy and come from a wide range of sectors (government and non-government organisations, statutory bodies, the disability service sector, and consumer representative organisations) and geographical locations throughout Australia.

This explainer outlines the role of the Policy Lab in our research, how a Delphi study works, what we are trying to find out, and what the proposed outcomes will be.