Dr Peter Smith

Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice
Visiting Fellow, Cornell University, NY and Director,

Dr Peter Smith is the Director and Founder of the Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice.

Peter has an extensive work background with people with disabilities and others with significant barriers to inclusion in society, as both, a therapist and systems advocate at both government and judicial levels. He has worked as a disability support worker, counsellor in disability employment services and Job Services working with people with significant barriers.

His current research focuses on social entreprise, transition to work and systems models. In his role as director of the Centre for Disability Employment Research and Practice (CDERP), his focus in on developing service provider transition models. Peter is a fellow of the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne and a Visiting Fellow, ILR School Cornell University NY, were his focus in on developing a disability employment outcome measure based on Social Quality Theory.