SCU Staff Directory

Sally Robinson
Associate Professor Sally Robinson
Current Appointment: Adjunct Professor
Organisational Unit: Centre for Children and Young People

Telephone: 61 2 6620 3134
Facsimile: 61 2 6620 3243
Location: B3.10
Campus: Lismore
Personal Website

Sally leads the Disability Research Program at the Centre for Children and Young People at SCU. Sally's interests and expertise centre on the use of creative methods to engage young people with cognitive disability in research to express their perspectives on key issues. She uses participatory and inclusive research approaches with young people with disability in a range of areas, but has particular interests in personal safety and abuse; relationships and paid support; and ethical practice. Sally has contributed to a wide range of research and evaluation in the social policy arena over the past decade, focusing particularly on safety and harm, accommodation and social exclusion concerns of people with disability. She is actively engaged in community and government policy debates, frequently advising on the development of policy and practice on abuse and abuse prevention, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and community inclusion for children and young people. Prior to life as a researcher, Sally has a long history of advocacy and support work with people with intellectual disability. She has worked with people with intellectual disability for over 25 years. For more accessible information about current disability research, see, as well as