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Jane McGillivray is an Associate Professor and registered clinical psychologist who has extensive research, clinical, consultancy and teaching experience in the areas of clinical and health psychology, intellectual and developmental disability. She is the Course Chair of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), lectures and supervises higher degree students and is an active researcher. Her work within the disability field has been recognized through a Distinguished Service Award (1992-2007) in appreciation of contribution and commitment as a member of the Intellectual Disability Review Panel - a quasi-judicial tribunal established under the provisions of the Intellectually Disabled Person's Services Act 1986. She is also the recipient of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability 2001 National Research Prize for the most innovative contribution by an Australian author that resulted in positive life changes for people with an intellectual disability. Currently, Jane is an Associate Director of the Mental Health Strategic Research Centre (Disability and Chronic Illness sub-cluster).
Course Coordinator of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
Unit Chair and lecturing in:
HPS744/HPS426 Counselling and Interpersonal Skills
HPS977 Interview and Intervention Strategies
HPS908 Psychological Therapy
HPS947 Health Promotion Psychology
Additional Lecturing in:
HPS914 Studies in Psychopathology
HPS939 Health Care Interventions
Associate Professor McGillivray’s research interests particularly focus on the mental health needs and wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities and people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. With the support of three beyondblue grants, she has published several articles in the identification and treatment of depression in people with intellectual disabilities. Other publications include the measurement of subjective wellbeing in people with intellectual disabilities, drug and alcohol use by offenders with intellectual disabilities, the pharmacological management of challenging behaviour of people with disabilities, the promotion of healthy lifestyles in people with intellectual disabilities, sexuality and disability, as well as anxiety and mood disorders in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is lead investigator on a Victorian Department of Human Services Autism Grant and a Department of Justice Grant on drug and alcohol needs of offenders with intellectual disabilities. She is also an investigator on an ARC linkage grant with Scope Victoria involving the development of a survey methodology and regular polling of a representative sample of people with disabilities. In addition, Jane is involved in supervision and collaboration in a variety of other areas including interventions in Neurocardiogenic Syncope (Box Hill Hospital); links between attachment and relationship satisfaction; the effect of primary and secondary control beliefs on the subjective wellbeing of aged-care residents; health behaviour factors in colorectal cancer screening adherence; the prediction of postnatal depression (Centre for Adolescent Health); medication use in people with autism; screening for autism spectrum disorders in prison settings.
Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability 2001 National Research Prize for the most innovative contribution by an Australian author which resulted in positive life changes for people with an intellectual disability.
Distinguished Service Award (1992-2007) in appreciation of contribution and commitment as a member of the Intellectual Disability Review Panel - a quasi-judicial tribunal established under the provisions of the Intellectually Disabled Person's Services Act 1986.
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Member of the College of Clinical Psychologists
Member of the College of Health Psychologists
Member APS Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Interest Group
Former Member Deakin University Ethics Committee – Health, Medicine, Nursing, and Behavioural Sciences (DUEC-H) and Psychologist Member to the Intellectual Disability Review Panel - a quasi-judicial tribunal established under the provisions of the Intellectually Disabled Person's Services Act 1986 (1992-2007).
Member of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Reference Group, a standing sub-committee of Autism Victoria, the peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Victoria (1998 – current).
Committee member, Australian Psychological Society, Victorian College of Health Psychologists (2006 – 2010).
Member Deakin University Psychology/Eastern Health Reference Group (2006 – current).
Member Doctor of Psychology, Course Advisory Committee (2005 – current).
Pro bono clinical psychology and crisis counselling services.
Flight, I., Wilson, C., Cole, S., Young, G., Turnbull, D., & McGillivray, J.A. (Feb 2010). The provision of cues to action does not lead to increased rates of bowel cancer screening using faecal occult blood test. Australian Society for Behavioural Medicine 7th Annual Scientific Conference, Brisbane.
McGillivray, J.A. & McCabe, M.P. (September 2009). Identification and treatment of depressed mood in people with mild intellectual disability: Findings from a series of studies. 44th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference. Darwin, Northern Territory.
Flight, I., Wilson, C., Cole, S., Young, G., Turnbull, D., Hart, E. & McGillivray, J.A. (December, 2008). Invariance within an Australian population of an instrument to measure psychosocial correlates related to colorectal cancer screening. Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine.
Lau, A.L.D., Cummins, R.A., McGillivray, J.A. & Chan C.C.H. (November, 2008). Ascertaining the subjective wellbeing of populations: How can you be sure you are gathering reliable data? The 10th Australian Conference on Quality of Life, Deakin University, Melbourne.
Hamilton, D. & McGillivray, J. (November, 2008). The nature of stressors for people with autism. Paper presented at the 43rd Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, Melbourne.