Staff profile - Keith Mcvilly

Aprof Keith McVilly

Position: Principal Research Fellow
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446257 +61 3 92446257
Email: keith.mcvilly@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology, University of Tasmania, 1992
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), University of Tasmania, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Tasmania, 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 2005
  • Certificate IV Assessment & Workplace Training, 2002


Affiliations

American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability

Australian Psychological Society (& member of the APS Clinical College)

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability

Psychologists in Developmental Disability


Academic

Teaching Interests

Associate Professor Keith McVilly delivers occasional lectures in the areas of intellectual and other developmental disabilities, including social, clinical, organisational and policy issues impacting the lives of people with disability, their families and support staff.


Subjects and units currently teaching

HPS976 - Issues in Professional Psychology (Unit Chair)


Conferences and seminars

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Singapore 2009 'Beyond seclusion and restraint in disability services. '

Australian Community Service Organisation Bi-annual Forensic Disability Conference, Melbourne 2009, 'Risk-related measures on incarcerated intellectually disabled offenders'

Australian Psychological Society, Darwin 2009, 'Restrictive interventions: past practices and future directions'

Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, Hobart 2009 Symposium: 'The Australasian Collaboration Seeking Better Ways to Support People with Intellectual Disability Who Exhibit Behaviours of Concern'

Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, Hobart 2009 'Risk assessment and support of people with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system'

Awards

Awards and prizes

Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability National Research Prize, 2000 in reference to research conducted for the degree Master of Psychology (Clinical) and subsequently published: McVilly, K., Burton-Smith, R. & Davidson, J. (2000). 'Concurrence between subject and proxy ratings of quality of life for people with and without intellectual disability', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 25, 19-38.

Australian Post-graduate Award (APA) Scholarship (2000 to 2003) for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Sydney.

Australian Psychological Society Thesis Award (Relationships), 2005 in reference to research conducted for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Medicine at Sydney University.


Research

Research projects

Convenor of the Australian Psychological Societys (APS) Special Interest Group on Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities.

Co-Vice-President (Asia Pacific) of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID)

Board Member of the Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability (ASSID)

Editorial Consultant to: Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability; Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities; Journal of Policy & Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.


Research interests

Intellectual and other developmental disabilities (adults)

Relationships for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities

Positive Behaviour Support for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities

Quality of Life for adults with disabilities, their families and support staff

Forensic Disability

Organisational development and staff education in disability services

Associate Professor McVilly appeared on the 7.30 Report (Tuesday 17 May around 15 minutes into the show), and was featured on ABC breakfast radio (Wednesday 18 May, AM with Peter Cave, 16 minutes into the recording) commenting on the inappropriate use of physical interventions on children wtih autism.


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/20979/A-Prof-Keith-McVilly


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