Dr Catherine Maitland

Research Lead
Australian Disability Network

Dr Catherine Maitland has been the Research Lead at Australian Disability Network for the past 12 months. She has 16 years’ experience in the disability sector, specialising in learning and development for support workers, providing person-centred active support, and social and economic inclusion of people with disability. She is an active member of the Disability Research Network at University Technology Sydney. Her PhD, completed in 2022, focused on the perspectives of people with intellectual disability and support workers about their experiences of disability support work. Her recent major research project about workplace adjustments at Australian Disability Network has been requested by organisations for years, and Catherine is delighted to present the findings and recommendations at the conference. The research is grounded in the experiences of people with disability and organisations, and provides a practical evidence base about identifying and proactively addressing the issues that prevent jobseekers and employees from participating equitably in the Australian workplace.