Building Evidence for Transformation: Launch of the Melbourne Disability In...

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Melbourne Brain Centre / Melbourne Neuroscience Institute

Kenneth Myer Building

30 Royal Parade

Parkville VIC 3051, VIC 3051


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You're invited to celebrate the launch of the Melbourne Disability Institute.

Established by the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI) is building evidence for transformation by facilitating interdisciplinary research to improve the lives of people with disability, their carers and families.

Ms Karni Liddell, Paralympian and NDIS Ambassador is delivering the keynote address about choice, control and the wellbeing of people with disability.

Honorary Enterprise Professor Maxine McKew is the MC and the Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis AC will officially launch the Institute.

This is a free event, please RSVP for catering purposes.


Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne
Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM, Enterprise Professor, Disability Economics, Director of the Melbourne Disability Institute
Professor Anne Kavanagh, Chair in Disability and Health, Academic Director, Melbourne Disability Institute
Ms Karni Liddell, Athlete, Disability Specialist, Educator
Professor Maxine McKew, Honorary Enterprise Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

We look forward to sharing the MDI vision with you and celebrating the launch of this exciting new initiative.

Bruce Bonyhady and Anne Kavanagh


Please notify us of any access requirements when booking – contact us on 8344 5937 or, we can provide you with a Building Access Guide.

Auslan and Live Captioning

The will be Auslan interpreters signing at the event and live captioning as well. Please contact us to reserve a seat near the interpreter or captioning screen.

Hearing Loop

There is a hearing loop in the Ian Potter Auditorium which enables patrons who are wearing a hearing aid to tune in to the frequency of the venue.

Physical Access

Every effort has been made to ensure that the budiling is accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. Please contact us if you require reserved seating to accommodate your access needs.

Companion pets

Assistance animals are very welcome.

Any access questions, contact us on or call (03) 8344 5937 we can provide you with an Access Guide to the Building.

Public Transport

The Route 19 tram travels along Elizabeth Street from the City into Royal Parade, Parkville, or from the North it travels along Sydney Road into Royal Parade, Parkville. The nearest accessible tram stop to the Venue is Stop 10 or Stop 11 on Royal Parade, not far from the entrance to the Melbourne Brain Centre. Please visit the link to the timetable and map routes.

There are also a number of bus routes along Sydney Road and Royal Parade that stop outside the Melbourne Brain Centre. Go to Public Transport Victoria's Journey Planner to check which route and timetable suits you best.


Car parking is available underneath the Melbourne Brain Centre in the Kenneth Myer Building. The entry is on Royal Parade, Parkville.

Metro Tunnel Works

Please note that Grattan Street between Royal Parade and Swanston St is closed due to the construction of the Metro Tunnell and the new Parkville Station.

Further queries

Call us on 8344 5937 or email

Thank you

Our thanks to the Dax Centre and the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute for their support in hosting our event.

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Kenneth Myer Building

30 Royal Parade

Parkville VIC 3051, VIC 3051


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