National Disability Research Partnership seeking Chair and CEO

30 April 2024Icon of a book, an eye in a circle and a document. Underneath, there are icons of 5 people around a table.

The new National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP) is looking to fill the key leadership roles of Chair and CEO.

Expressions of interest (EOIs) are being sought for these two positions, which will lead the NDRP when from June 2024.

They are looking for people who:

  • are a person with disability, or have a strong understanding of the disability community
  • have experience either in establishing an organisation, or at board level in not for profit or government organisations
  • are passionate about improving the lives of people with disability
  • have a keen interest in disability research.

The NDRP is an Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 (ADS) initiative. It is being set up as an independent not-for-profit company governed by a board of directors.

The NDRP will facilitate collaborative and inclusive disability research, leading to better policy and practice for people with disability in Australia.

This will be achieved by:

  • funding research done by and with people with disability
  • implementing the NDRP research agenda
  • strengthening disability research capacity
  • making findings accessible to the disability community and policy and decision makers.

The Chair must be independent of government; that is, not employed by a Commonwealth, state or territory government.

The two EOIs are open now.

The Chair EOI closes on Monday 13 May 2024 at 5:00pm.

The CEO EOI closes on Monday 20 May 2024 at 5:00pm.

Find out more:

For more information, and to submit your expression of interest, visit Recruitment | National Disability Research Partnership | Australia (

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