At CDERP research is at the heart of what we do. We’re applied scientists and researchers who recognise that solutions need to be grounded in practice. We wrap research around every piece of work we undertake, along with pure research projects that inform and guide practice. Practice informed research and training result from our fieldwork that we directly undertake and feedback from disability professionals and families that we work with nationally, plus a bit of our global network. We’re not office-bound researchers who view life through a microscope, but practitioner scientists who actually deliver services as well as research. That’s what applied science is, everyday living and breathing it, getting our hands dirty with life.