Social Inclusion Diversity & Equity

Social Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Associate Professor Jane McGillivray,

The focus of this group, led by Associate Professor Jane McGillivray , is on the impact of disability, chronic disease and aging on mental health, wellbeing and quality of life in a diverse range of people with cognitive, physical and sensory impairments. We aim to;

  1. inform and influence policy and service initiatives
  2. improve social inclusion of people with disabilities, while
  3. promoting their wellbeing through clinical, behavioural and educational supports, as well as new developments in information technology.

Group Research Fellow


Major projects

The drug and alcohol needs of prisoners with intellectual disabilities - Jane McGillivray

Depression, anxiety and stress in adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders: A trial and evaluation of an assessment and treatment program - Jane McGillivray & David Hamilton

Evaluation of the Pathways Program for offenders with disability - Lesley Hardcastle, Keith McVilly, & Jane McGillivray

Building the evidence in chronic disease management: IDEAS Evaluation Study - Jane Speight, Chris Gilfillan, Jessica Browne, & Christel Hendrickx

Full list of major projects

Recent talks

Stokes MA; High Functioning Autism and Sexual Development. Autismus-Kongress Campus Westend, Frankfurt, Germany, 19 March, 2011 (keynote address).

Stokes MA, McGillivray JA, Manjiviona J A, Saunders K & Attwood T; Assisted Reproduction use and Autism. APAC 2011, 8-10 September 2011, Perth, Western Australia.

Minnet B & McGillivray JA; Pharmacology and Autism Spectrum Disorder: what can they tell us? APAC 2011, 8-10 September 2011, Perth, Western Australia.


News

Emotional health in young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders; It is widely acknowledged that individuals with Autism are particularly vulnerable to experiencing co-occurring anxiety and mood disorders, with rates higher than in typically developing individuals. Adolescents and young adults may be at particular risk due to an awareness of their social difficulties and differences.

Why is there a delay in diagnosing girls with Autism? Recent work by Associate Professor Alex Head with Associate Professors Mark Stokes and Jane McGillivray has found that young women with autism are frequently not diagnosed until relatively later in life.

National Blueprint for Disability Services; The Western Australia Minister for Mental Health & Disability Services, the Hon Helen Morton MP, has recently launched a report by Associate Professor Keith McVilly documenting the impact, effectiveness, & future application of Positive Behaviour Teams (PBTs) in the provision of disability support services in Western Australia.

Further news stories

Recent grants

2011-2012; Corrections Victoria Consultancy - $161,505;  Evaluationof the Pathways program for offenders with an intellectual disability – Hardcastle L, McGillivray J, McVilly K.

2010-2012; NHMRC; "Evaluation of an instrument for management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia." McCabe M, Bird M, Davison T, Mellor D & George K.

2011-2012; ARC Linkage/Benetas; Wellbeing in the elderly: the role of respect – Mellor DJ & McCabe MP

2009-2012; Department of Human Services (Vic) Autism Research Grant;

Depression, anxiety and stress in adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders: A trial and evaluation of an assessment and treatment program - McGillivray, JA & Hamilton D.

2010-2011; Victoria Department of Human Services; Forensic Risk Assessment for State-wide Forensic Services– McVilly K & Boer D.

2010-2011; Disability Services Commission, WA; Impact, effectiveness & future applications of PBS teams in the provision of community support services– McVilly K. 

2010-2011; Dept. Ageing Disability & Home Care (NSW); Marte Meo – the development and implementation of a 2 year evaluation of an innovative behaviour support programme for people with disability living with family and in group homes – McVilly K.

2009–2012; Corrections Victoria Grant; The drug and alcohol needs of prisoners with intellectual disabilities– McGillivray JA.

2008–2012; ARC Linkage; The 1 in 4 Poll: Inclusion of people with a disability and carers in social and political deliberative processes – Graffam J, Cummins RA, Wilson EM, McGillivray JA, Blink M & Hagiliassis N.

2010-2011; Department of Health and Ageing Local Palliative Care Grants Program; Intervention for depression among palliative care patients and their families: Training program for care staff – McCabe M, Mellor D Davison T, George K & Storer S.

2010-2012; NHMRC; Evaluation of an instrument for the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia – McCabe M, Bird M, Davison T, Mellor D & George K. 

2009-2011; Australian Research Council Linkage; Evaluation of a training program for staff to recognize depression among older people living in residential and community care– McCabe M, Mellor D, Davison T, George K, & Karantzas G.

Recent publications

Davison TE, Snowdon J, Castle N, McCabe MP, Mellor D, Karantzas G, & Allan J (2012); An evaluation of a national program to implement the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia into routine practice in aged care facilities. International Psychogeriatrics, 24, 631-641. Doi:10.1017/S1041610211002146

Lum JAG & Kidd E (2012); An examination into the associations between multiple memory systems, past tense and vocabulary in typically developing 5-year old children.  Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0137)

Flight   I, Wilson C & McGillivray J (2012) Turning intention into behaviour: The effect of providing cues to action and manipulating self efficacy on participation rates for colorectal cancer screening.  InTech - Open Access Publisher ISBN: 978-953-307-707-9.

Fang J, Fleck MP, Green A, McVilly K, Hao Y, Tan W, Fu R & Power M (2011); The response scale for the intellectual disability module of the WHOQOL: 5-point or 3-point?  Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55:537–549.

Stancliffe R, Harman A, Toogood S, & McVilly K (2011); Staff ratios and Active Support: a case study. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 16:21-30.

Webber L, McVilly K, Fester T, & Chan J (2011); Factors influencing quality of behaviour support plans and the impact of plan quality of on restrictive intervention use.  International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 1:24-31.

Knight TA, Davison TE, McCabe MP, & Mellor D. (2011); Environmental mastery and depression in older adults in residential care. Ageing & Society, 31; 870-884.

Hallford D, McCabe MP, Mellor D, Davison T, Goldhammer D, George K & Storer S (2011); Intervention for depression among palliative care patients and their families: A study protocol for evaluation of a training program for professional care staff. BMC Palliative Care, 10:11 DOI:10.1186/1472-684x-10-11.

McCracken W, Lum J & Laoide-Kemp S (2011); Hearing in athletes with intellectual disabilities: The need for improved ear care. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 24;86-93.

Bleses D, Basbøll H, Lum J & Vach W (2011); Phonology and lexicon in a cross linguistic perspective: The importance of phonetics – a commentary on Stoel-Gammon's relationships between lexical and phonological development in young children. Journal of Child Language, 38;61-68.

Conti-Ramsden G, Durkin K, Simkin Z, Lum JAG & Marchman V (2011); The PTT-20: UK normative data for 5- to 11-year olds on a 20-item past tense task.  International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 46;243-248.

Hallford D, McCabe MP, Mellor D, Davison TE & Goldhammer D (2011); Depression in palliative care settings: The need for training for health professionals to improve patients' pathways to care. Nurse Education Today DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.07.011

Knight T, Davison T, McCabe M & Mellor D (2011); The predictive association of environmental mastery with depression in older adults. Ageing and Society. 31;870-884.

Hallford D, McCabe M, Mellor D & Davidson T (2011); Intervention for depression among palliative care patients and their families: A study protocol for evaluation of a training program for care staff. BMC Public Health, 10;11, 1-6

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