11.45 AM: Emily O’Brien
The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Carers of Older adults with Intellectual Disability.
Emily is a 4th Year Medicine Student currently undertaking her Honours year at 3DN. She will present a brief update about her work on the Successful Ageing in Intellectual Disability Study, focusing her results so far regarding carer mental health.
12.00-2.00 PM: A/Prof. Leanne Dowse
Paradigms and approaches for undertaking ethical and rigourous qualitative research.
In this 2 hour session Leanne will cover key issues in paradigms and approaches for undertaking ethical and rigourous qualitative research including issues in:
• Research conceptualisation and research questions
• Study design including developing clear focus and scope for a study
• Key techniques in data collection especially useful for social research with vulnerable people
• Approaches to analysis – getting the most from your data
The second half of the session will be in the form of a qualitative research problem solving clinic – so please bring along your issues to discuss.
Leanne Dowse is Associate Professor and Chair in Intellectual Disability and Behaviour Support [IDBS] at UNSW where she has been a researcher since 1995 and an academic since 2008. Her role as Chair IDBS works to expand the body of knowledge and increase workforce capacity in the delivery of appropriate and effective services to people with an intellectual disability with complex and challenging behaviour through a focus on training and education, enhanced policy and service models and targeted research. Leanne’s research and publications apply models of critical inquiry to the study of disability and in particular, intellectual or cognitive disability. Her work utilises a multidisciplinary approach to investigate social justice issues for people with complex needs. In particular her work addresses the intersections of disability with mental illness, acquired brain injury, homelessness, social isolation, early life disadvantage, experience of out of home care, substance misuse and violence. Her work is particularly concerned with the ways these intersect for Indigenous Australians with intellectual disability, for women with disabilities, those in the criminal justice system, and people with complex behaviour support needs. Leanne has taught qualitative research methods at undergraduate and post graduate level for the past 10 years.
Lunch will be served during the session. Catered by gastronomy.
Please RSVP for catering purposes to Rachel Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 03/09/2014. If you wish to bring along an issue for discussion, please email a few sentences about your problem to Rachel by COB 04/09/2014. Thank you.