Dr Amie O'Shea



Lecturer In Disability And Inclusion


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Soc. Dev.


Geelong Waterfront Campus


+61 3 524 79273

Research interests

Disability and intellectual disability, including intersections with gender, age, location and sexuality.

Collaborative and representative approaches to research involving marginalised groups including people with intellectual disability.

Knowledge areas

Disability, intellectual disability, cognitive disability.

Auslan, interpreting and Deaf culture.

Qualitative research methods including ethnography, interviews, story/narrative work.

Inclusive and co-created research participation involving people with disability.

Poststructuralist work in fields of gender, sexuality, and critical disability studies.


2019 Australian Social Policy Conference Early Career Researcher award

2018 National Awards for Disability Leadership, Inclusion category

2016 School of Health & Social Development Excellence in Teaching and Learning staff award


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The Use of Photovoice in Research With People on the Autism Spectrum: A Meta-Synthesis of the Literature

P Do, P Frawley, S Goldingay, A O'Shea

(2021), Vol. 87, pp. 1-14, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Gender, sexuality and relationships for young Australian women with intellectual disability

A O’Shea, P Frawley

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 654-675, Disability and society, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Nothing about us without us: sex education by and for people with an intellectual disability in Australia

Patsie Frawley, Amie O'Shea

(2020), Vol. 20, pp. 413-424, Sex education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A critical appraisal of sexuality and relationships programs for people with acquired brain injury

A O’Shea, P Frawley, J Leahy, H Nguyen

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 57-83, Sexuality and disability, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Where's the human dignity in that? : LGBTQIA + people with intellectual disability exploring sexual lives and respectful relationships

G Marks, A O’Shea, K McVilly, P Frawley, N Despott

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 354-376, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Experiences of LGBTIQA+ People with Disability in Healthcare and Community Services: Towards Embracing Multiple Identities

Amie O'Shea, J Latham, Ruth McNair, Nathan Despott, Mellem Rose, Ruby Mountford, Patsie Frawley

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-14, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Issues of sexuality and relationships

Nathan Wilson, Patsie Frawley, Dilana Schaafsma, Amie O'Shea, Callista Kahonde, Vanessa Thompson, Judith McKenzie, David Charnock

(2019), pp. 989-1010, Handbook of intellectual disabilities integrating theory, research, and practice, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Peer education: a platform for sexuality rights advocacy for women with intellectual disabilities

Amie O'Shea, Patsie Frawley

(2019), pp. 1-16, Global perspectives on disability activism and advocacy our way, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Inclusive Health Communication in Specialist Disability Accommodation

Dr Kate Anderson, Dr Joanne Watson, Dr Meredith Prain, Nathan Wilson, A/Prof Angela Dew, Patricia Frawley, Dr Amie O'Shea, A/Prof Melissa Bloomer, Prof Catherine Bennett

MRFF (DISER) - CRR Communications Strategies and Approaches During Outbreaks Grant

  • 2021: $109,047

Other Public Sector Funding

National Disability Research Agenda

A/Prof Angela Dew, Dr Kevin Murfitt, Dr Joanne Watson, Dr Amie O'Shea, Dr Kate Anderson

  • 2021: $29,674

Industry and Other Funding

Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships: SYNAPSE

A/Prof Patsie Frawley, Dr Amie O'Shea

  • 2018: $333,750

Experiences of LGBTIQ people with disability.

Dr Amie O'Shea, Dr Joe Latham

  • 2020: $24,965
  • 2019: $49,931

Connecting young people with intellectual disability for improved wellbeing and community connection: a focus on relationships and sexuality

A/Prof Angela Dew, Dr Amie O'Shea, Miss Monica Wellington, Patricia Frawley

  • 2020: $73,962

Inclusion Australia: Gathering the evidence

A/Prof Patsie Frawley, Dr Amie O'Shea, A/Prof Angela Dew

  • 2020: $50,000


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