A/Prof. Angela Dew

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor, Disability and Inclusion

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

angela.dew@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45766

Research interests

Angela’s main research interests relate to the lived experiences of people with a disability and their family members. She has a particular focus on people with complex support needs including those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, refugees with disability and those living in rural and remote areas.

From 2010 to 2015, Angela managed an NHMRC funded Partnership Project into the challenges experienced by people with disability, carers and allied health professionals living and working in rural and remote areas of Western NSW, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

From 2015 to 2019 Angela was a Senior Research Fellow at the Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support (IDBS) Program at UNSW Sydney. Here she developed an inclusive arts-based research approach to facilitate the engagement of people with cognitive disability and complex support needs. Angela also led an action research approach to engage end users in the development of practical resources and guides especially around planning.

In 2014, as part of an international research collaboration, Angela completed the prestigous Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate at the SickKids Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada. Angela brings expertise in knowledge translation ensuring that research is accessible to interested stakeholders and the broader community.

Angela currently co-supervises five PhD students with topics including self-determination, family support networks, experience of the criminal justice system, identity of women with physical disability, and, the use of restrictive practices. She has successfully co-supervised one PhD student to completion on the topic of end of life care. Angela has supervised six Honours students.

Angela commenced as Associate Professor Disability and Inclusion within the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University in April 2019.

Teaching interests

Angela currently teaches within the online Disability and Inclusion Graduate Certificate and Masters program at Deakin University. Angela has delivered many guest lectures, webinars and workshops in the area of disability. 

Units taught

HDS732 Determinants of Health and Wellbeing in the Lives of People with Disability

HDS731 Planning for Inclusion Across the Life Course

Expertise

Disability Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability People with disability from refugee backgrounds People with disability and complex support needs Rural and Remote Qualitative research Arts-based methods Action research Knowledge translation

Conferences

Invited Presentations (last 3 years)

Avery, S. & Dew, A. (November, 2019). Inclusive research methods and practices involving people with intellectual disability. Invited conference workshop at the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability conference, Adelaide.

Dew, A., (2019) Arts-based knowledge translation within disability research sphere. Invited keynote at Parenting Education Conference, Macau, China.

Dew, A., & Cullenward, J. (2017). Preparing for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the rural context. Invited presentation at Western Health Research Network Conference, Orange, NSW.

Conference Presentations (last 2 years)

Dew, A., Coello, M., et al., (November, 2019). Service provider perspectives on supporting people with intellectual and developmental disability from Iraqi and Syrian refugee backgrounds. Presented at Migration, Refugees and Statelessness Conference, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, Melbourne University. Also presented at Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Adelaide November 2019.

Dew, A., Gilroy, J., et al., (November, 2019). Living a good life for Aboriginal people with intellectual/developmental disability from Central Australia. Presented at Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Adelaide.

Dew, A., & Meltzer, A. (2019). Engaging people with intellectual disability, family members, practitioners and graphic designers in the development of a range of practice guides (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(7), 852. Paper presented at Action Research Knowledge to Action Symposium, IASSIDD World Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, August.

Dew, A., Stancliffe, R., Fudge Schormans, A., Wiese, M., Frawley, P., & Tuffrey-Wijne, I. (2019). International approaches to Action Research and Knowledge Translation: A panel discussion (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(7), 852. Presented at Knowledge to Action Symposium, IASSIDD World Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, August.

Dew, A., Reeve, R., et al., (2019). Developing a culturally appropriate approach to research co-production: Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal disability researchers (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(7), 736-7. Paper presented at IASSIDD World Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, August.

Avery, S.,Dew, A., McCrae, K., Trounson, J. (2019). Community Leadership in Inclusion and Disability Research. Interactive workshop presented at the Lowitja Foundation Conference, Darwin.

Dew, A., Collings, S., Dillon Savage, I., & Dowse, L. (2018). Developing a framework for planning engagement with people with cognitive/intellectual disability and complex support needs. Paper presented at Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Gold Coast.

Dew, A. & Meltzer, A. (2018). Engaging people with cognitive disability, family members, practitioners, and graphic designers in the development of a range of practice guides. Paper presented at Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Gold Coast.

Dew, A., Stancliffe, R., Wiese, M., Frawley, P., & Hogan, L. (2018). A panel discussion on the benefits and challenges of an Action Research and KT approach to develop evidence-based resources. Paper presented at Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Gold Coast.

Dew, A., Gilroy, J., et al., (2018). The challenges of culturally appropriate service provision with Aboriginal people with disability from remote communities in Central Australia. Paper presented at Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Gold Coast.

Research groups

Determinants of Health, Institute for Health Transformation, Facutly of Health, Deakin University

Awards

2017 Best Australian paper. Certificate of Recognition. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Taylor and Frances.


2016 Trevor Parmenter Excellence Award, Centre for Disability Studies, The University of Sydney

Publications

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2020

Environmental and systemic challenges to delivering services for Aboriginal adults with a disability in Central Australia

John Gilroy, Angela Dew, Rebecca Barton, Lee Ryall, Michelle Lincoln, Kerry Taylor, Heather Jensen, Victoria Flood, Kim McRae

(2020), pp. 1-11, Disability and Rehabilitation, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

"They need to be able to have walked in our shoes": what people with intellectual disability say about National Disability Insurance Scheme planning

Susan Collings, Angela Dew, Leanne Dowse

(2019), Vol. 44, pp. 1-12, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

"Living the life I want": a framework for planning engagement with people with intellectual disability and complex support needs

Angela Dew, Susan Collings, Isabella Dillon Savage, Emma Gentle, Leanne Dowse

(2019), Vol. 32, pp. 401-412, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

'I don't feel like I'm in this on my own': peer support for mothers of children with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour

Angela Dew, Susan Collings, Leanne Dowse, Ariella Meltzer, Louisa Smith

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 344-358, Journal of intellectual disabilities, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Taking the research journey together: the insider and outsider experiences of aboriginal and non-aboriginal researchers

A Dew, E McEntyre, P Vaughan

(2019), Vol. 20, Forum qualitative sozialforschung, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Listen, learn, build, deliver? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy in the National Disability Insurance Scheme

T Gordon, A Dew, L Dowse

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 224-244, Australian journal of social issues, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The experience of mothers supporting self-determination of adult sons and daughters with intellectual disability

B Curryer, R Stancliffe, M Wiese, A Dew

(2019), pp. 1-13, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Importance of land, family and culture for a good life: remote Aboriginal people with disability and carers

A Dew, R Barton, J Gilroy, L Ryall, M Lincoln, H Jensen, V Flood, K Taylor, K McCrae

(2019), pp. 1-22, Australian journal of social issues, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Intersectional disadvantage: exploring differences between aboriginal and non-aboriginal parents with intellectual disability in the New South Wales child protection system

S Collings, A Dew, T Gordon, M Spencer, L Dowse

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 170-189, Journal of public child welfare, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Unpacking the complexity of planning with persons with cognitive disability and complex support needs

Susan Collings, Angela Dew, Leanne Dowse

(2018), Vol. 31, pp. 142-151, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Indigenous persons with disability in remote Australia: research methodology and Indigenous community control

J Gilroy, A Dew, M Lincoln, L Ryall, H Jensen, K Taylor, R Barton, K McRae, V Flood

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 1025-1045, Disability and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

'She was there if I needed to talk or to try and get my point across': specialist advocacy for parents with intellectual disability in the Australian child protection system

S Collings, M Spencer, A Dew, L Dowse

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 162-181, Australian journal of human rights, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Choice and control within family relationships: the lived experience of adults with intellectual disability

Bernadette Curryer, Roger Stancliffe, Angela Dew, Michele Wiese

(2018), Vol. 56, pp. 188-201, Intellectual and developmental disabilities, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Complexity embodied: using body mapping to understand complex support needs

A Dew, L Smith, S Collings, I Dillon Savage

(2018), Vol. 19, Forum qualitative sozialforschung, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Current representation of people with intellectual disability in Australian mental health policy: the need for inclusive policy development

A Dew, L Dowse, U Athanassiou, J Trollor

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 136-144, Journal of policy and practice in intellectual disabilities, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Carers' preferences for the delivery of therapy services for people with disability in rural Australia: evidence from a discrete choice experiment

G Gallego, A Dew, M Lincoln, A Bundy, K Bulkeley, J Brentnall, C Veitch

(2018), Vol. 62, pp. 371-381, Journal of intellectual disability research, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Deliberative dialogues between policy makers and researchers in Canada and Australia

K Boydell, A Dew, M Hodgins, A Bundy, G Gallego, A Iljadica, M Lincoln, A Pignatiello, J Teshima, D Willis

(2017), Vol. 28, pp. 13-22, Journal of disability policy studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Access to therapy services for people with disability in rural Australia: a carers' perspective

Gisselle Gallego, Angela Dew, Michelle Lincoln, Anita Bundy, Rebecca Chedid, Kim Bulkeley, Jennie Brentnall, Craig Veitch

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 1000-1010, Health and social care in the community, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Need for an Australian Indigenous disability workforce strategy: review of the literature

John Gilroy, Angela Dew, Michelle Lincoln, Monique Hines

(2017), Vol. 39, pp. 1664-1673, Disability and rehabilitation, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Perspectives of rural carers on benefits and barriers of receiving occupational therapy via Information and Communication Technologies

Kate Gardner, Anita Bundy, Angela Dew

(2016), Vol. 63, pp. 117-122, Australian occupational therapy journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The development of a framework for high-quality, sustainable and accessible rural private therapy under the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

Angela Dew, Rebecca Barton, Jo Ragen, Kim Bulkeley, Alexandra Iljadica, Rebecca Chedid, Jennie Brentnall, Anita Bundy, Michelle Lincoln, Gisselle Gallego, Craig Veitch

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 2491-2503, Disability and rehabilitation, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Private practice disability therapy workforce in rural New South Wales, Australia

G Gallego, R Chedid, A Dew, K Bulkeley, M Lincoln, A Bundy, J Brentnall, C Veitch

(2016), Vol. 45, pp. 225-229, Journal of allied health, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2015

Should I stay or should I go? Exploring the job preferences of allied health professionals working with people with disability in rural Australia

Gisselle Gallego, Angela Dew, Michelle Lincoln, Anita Bundy, Rebecca Chedid, Kim Bulkeley, Jennie Brentnall, Craig Veitch

(2015), Vol. 13, pp. 1-13, Human resources for health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Factors affecting retention of allied health professionals working with people with disability in rural New South Wales, Australia: discrete choice experiment questionnaire development

Gisselle Gallego, Angela Dew, Kim Bulkeley, Craig Veitch, Michelle Lincoln, Anita Bundy, Jennie Brentnall

(2015), Vol. 13, pp. 1-11, Human resources for health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Who are they and what do they do? Profile of allied health professionals working with people with disabilities in rural and remote New South Wales

Gisselle Gallego, Rebecca Chedid, Angela Dew, Michelle Lincoln, Anita Bundy, Craig Veitch, Kim Bulkeley, Jennie Brentnall

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 227-234, Australian journal of rural health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

Exploring the later life relationship between adults with cerebral palsy and their non-disabled siblings

Angela Dew, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Susan Balandin

(2014), Vol. 36, pp. 756-764, Disability and rehabilitation, London, England, C1-1

journal article

What is talked about? Community living staff experiences of talking with older people with intellectual disability about dying and death

M Wiese, R Stancliffe, A Dew, S Balandin, G Howarth

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 679-690, Journal of intellectual disability research, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Local therapy facilitators working with children with developmental delay in rural and remote areas of western New South Wales, Australia: the 'Outback' service delivery model

A Dew, K Bulkeley, C Veitch, A Bundy, M Lincoln, H Glenn, G Gallego, J Brentnall

(2014), Vol. 49, pp. 309-328, Australian journal of social issues, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Policy development and implementation for disability services in rural New South Wales, Australia

A Dew, G Gallego, K Bulkeley, C Veitch, J Brentnall, M Lincoln, A Bundy, S Griffiths

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 200-209, Journal of policy and practice in intellectual disabilities, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Recruitment and retention of allied health professionals in the disability sector in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia

M Lincoln, G Gallego, A Dew, K Bulkeley, C Veitch, A Bundy, J Brentnall, R Chedid, S Griffiths

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 86-97, Journal of intellectual and developmental disability, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2013

'If and when?': The beliefs and experiences of community living staff in supporting older people with intellectual disability to know about dying

M Wiese, A Dew, R Stancliffe, G Howarth, S Balandin

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 980-992, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, C1-1

journal article

Carer and service providers' experiences of individual funding models for children with a disability in rural and remote areas

Angela Dew, Kim Bulkeley, Craig Veitch, Anita Bundy, Michelle Lincoln, Jennie Brentnall, Gisselle Gallego, Scott Griffiths

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 432-441, Health and social care in the community, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Barriers to the use of Information and Communication Technology by occupational therapists working in a rural area of New South Wales, Australia

Rebecca Chedid, Angela Dew, Craig Veitch

(2013), Vol. 60, pp. 197-205, Australian occupational therapy journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The dynamics of support over time in the intentional support networks of nine people with intellectual disability

A Hillman, M Donelly, A Dew, R Stancliffe, L Whitaker, M Knox, K Shelley, T Parmenter

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 922-936, Disability and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Addressing the barriers to accessing therapy services in rural and remote areas

Angela Dew, Kim Bulkeley, Craig Veitch, Anita Bundy, Gisselle Gallego, Michelle Lincoln, Jennie Brentnall, Scott Griffiths

(2013), Vol. 35, pp. 1564-1570, Disabil Rehabil, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2012

End-of-Life Care and Dying: Issues Raised by Staff Supporting Older People with Intellectual Disability in Community Living Services

M Wiese, R Stancliffe, S Balandin, G Howarth, A Dew

(2012), Vol. 25, pp. 571-583, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, C1-1

journal article

Experiencing rights within positive, person-centred support networks of people with intellectual disability in Australia

A Hillman, M Donelly, L Whitaker, A Dew, R Stancliffe, M Knox, K Shelley, T Parmenter

(2012), Vol. 56, pp. 1065-1075, Journal of intellectual disability research, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Issues affecting therapist workforce and service delivery in the disability sector in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia: perspectives of policy-makers, managers and senior therapists

C Veitch, A Dew, K Bulkeley, M Lincoln, A Bundy, G Gallego, S Griffiths

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-12, Rural and remote health, Geelong, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable disability services delivery in western New South Wales, Australia: the 'wobbly hub and double spokes' project

Craig Veitch, Michelle Lincoln, Anita Bundy, Gisselle Gallego, Angela Dew, Kim Bulkeley, Jennie Brentnall, Scott Griffiths

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, BMC health services research, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2011

Using a life course approach to explore how the use of AAC impacts on adult sibling relationships

A Dew, S Balandin, G Llewellyn

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 245-255, AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, C1-1

journal article
2008

The psychosocial impact on siblings of people with lifelong physical disability: A review of the literature

A Dew, S Balandin, G Llewellyn

(2008), Vol. 20, pp. 485-507, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, C1-1

journal article
2006

'We couldn't function without volunteers': volunteering with a disability, the perspective of not-for-profit agencies

S Balandin, G Llewellyn, A Dew, L Ballin

(2006), Vol. 29, pp. 131-136, International journal of rehabilitation research, Philadelphia, PA, C1-1

journal article

Older disabled workers' perceptions of volunteering

S Balandin, G Llewellyn, A Dew, L Ballin, J Schneider

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 677-692, Disability and society, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal article

"Having the time of my life": an exploratory study of women with intellectual disability growing older

Angela Dew, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Jessica Gorman

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 908-929, Health care for women international, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

ALLPlay

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Ana Mantilla, Dr James Charles, A/Prof Angela Dew

  • 2019: $500,000
  • 2018: $250,000
  • 2017: $250,000

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

Back to Back Theatre Research evaluation of NDIS ILC Grant.

A/Prof Angela Dew, Dr Kevin Murfitt

  • 2020: $7,500

Other Funding Sources

Wellbeing through cultural participation: An affirmative strategy for the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability.

A/Prof Angela Dew

  • 2019: $37,872

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report