Conferences

As part of our goal to effectively disseminate and translate research, we have collated (in one place) all relevant LIDS-produced resources for people with a disability, their families, carers and associated services.

Research Seminar Series

2020 Research Seminar Series

SEPTEMBER SEMINAR

The NDIS Quality & Safeguarding Scheme in context. Dr Alan Hough, Director, Purpose at Work.

Slides from this presentation - Hough [PDF: 2.4mb]

Administrative compliance or personal outcomes? Exploring service quality from the perspectives of leaders and frontline staff within disability day service organisations. Jade McEwen, PhD Candidate, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University.

Slides from this presentation - McEwen [PDF: 912kb]

AUGUST SEMINAR

Understanding the transformative potential of sharing personal stories: A process model of narrative storytelling. Dr Kate D'Cruz, Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, La Trobe University

Slides from this presentation - D'Cruz [PDF:]

Stories from the Wild West frontier: The NDIS experiences of people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities. Dr David Henderson, Research Fellow, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

JULY SEMINAR

Factors that influence the quality of staff support for people with intellectual disabilities in supported accommodation services – messages for people with disabilities, funders, regulators and service providers. Professor Christine Bigby, Director Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University.

Understanding the factors that influence the quality of paid disability support for adults with acquired neurological disability and complex needs: a scoping review and thematic synthesis. Megan Topping, PhD Candidate, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University.

JUNE SEMINAR

Development of the La Trobe Reasonable Adjustments for Inclusive Education rating scale. Professor Teresa Iacono, La Trobe Rural Health School and Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University.

Slides from this presentation - Iacono [PDF:3.9mb]

A randomised control trial of shifting perceptions to enhance inclusive school education of students with disability through reasonable adjustments. Dr Jo Spong, Lecturer, La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University.

Slides from this presentation - Spong [PDF:5.8mb]

MAY SEMINAR

Glossing over issues in the rush to have everybody under the disability banner: Dedifferentiation and people with intellectual disability in the NDIS. Professor Christine Bigby, Director Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University.

To view videos of these two presentations, please click here: May Seminar - 2020. Alternatively, click on the links below to see the slides from each presentation.

Slides from this presentation - Bigby [PDF:3.8mb]

Group homes, concerns about 'risk', and the use of restrictive practices. Dr Claire Spivakovsky, University of Melbourne

Slides from this presentation - Spivakovsky [PDF:36.7mb]

MARCH SEMINAR

Twitter versus the 'so-called professionals': Social media responses to evidence presented by researchers to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Dr Sian Anderson, Lecturer, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Slides from this presentation - Anderson [PDF:3.5mb]

Do warm feelings, rather than negative feelings, obstruct support for self-determination from support workers? A literature review. Charity Sims-Jenkins, PhD Candidate, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Slides from this presentation - Sims-Jenkins [PDF:1.1mb]

FEBRUARY SEMINAR

Frontline Practice Leadership: What it is and how to do it. Dr Lincoln Humphreys, Research Fellow, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Slides from this presentation - Humphreys [PDF:4.4mb]

Implementing Frontline Practice in community setting: Examples from Malmo, Sweden. Per Arvidsson, Visting Scholar and Phd Candidate, Malmo University, Sweden.

Slides form this presentation - Arvidsson [PDF:1.4mb]

2019 Research Seminar Series

MAKING CLAIMS THAT MATTER - A WORK SHOP WITH PROFESSOR JENNIFER CLEGG

Sides from this workshop - Clegg [PDF:2.3mb]

OCTOBER SEMINAR

Using e-mental health resources together: A qualitative study of consumer and worker experiences in community mental health practice. Ann Williams, PhD Candidate, School of Allied Health, Human Services & Sport, La Trobe University

Slids from this presentation - Williams [PDF:3.7mb]

SEPTEMBER SEMINAR

Developing an evidence-based practice framework to guide support for decision making. Professor Christine Bigby, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Slides from this presentation - Bigby [PDF:10.6mb]

Support for decision making: reviewing values and being committed to the rights of people with cognitive disability to decision making support. Dr Elizabeth Smith, Research Fellow, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Slides from this presentation - Smith [PDF:1.5mb]

AUGUST SEMINAR

Recovering through everyday life activities: findings from a Participatory photovoice study with people experiencing mental health issues. Dr Nastaran Doroud, Lecturer Occupational Therapy, La Trobe Rural Health School

Slides from this presentation - Doroud [PDF:13.5mb]

Communication impairment and the working alliance in stroke rehabilitation. Kellie Stagg, Lecturer Speech Pathology, La Trobe Rural Health School and PhD candidate, Living with Disability Research Centre

Slides from this presentation - Stagg [PDF:7.1mb]

Conferences

2020

2019

Bigby, C. (2019). What is necessary to embed active support in supported living services. Birmingham, British Learning Disabilities Conference.

Bigby, C. (2019). 'Glossing overs issues in the rush to have everybody under the disability banner': A case study of a dedifferentiated reform in the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme. Glasgow, IASSIDD World Congress.

Bigby, C., Bould, E., Iacono, T., & Beadle-Brown, J. (2019). Identifying factors that predict good active support in group homes for people with intellectual disabilities using multi-level modelling. Glasgow, IASSIDD World Congress.

Bigby, C., Bould, E., Iacono, T., & Beadle-Brown, J. (2019). Organisational structures and process associated with good active support. Glasgow, IASSIDD World Congress.

Bigby, C., Douglas, J. (2019). Developing an evidence-based support for decision making practice framework. Canberra. Australian Guardianship and Administration Council Conference.

Bigby, C., Douglas, J., & Smith, E. (2019). The La Trobe support of decision making practice framework: Preliminary analysis. Canberra. Australian Guardianship and Administration Council Conference.

Bigby, C., & Humphreys, L. (2019). Patterns of staff culture in Australian group homes. Glasgow, IASSIDD World Congress.

Bigby, C., Douglas, J., Iacono, T. (2019). Enabling hospitals to be more inclusive and responsive to people with intellectual disabilities. Glasgow, IASSIDD World Congress.

Humpfreys, L., Bigby, C., & Iacono, T. (2019). The group home culture scale: Validation and use in predicting quality of staff support in group homes. Glasgow, IASSIDD World Congress.

Iacono, T., Bigby, C., Douglas, J., & Spong, J. (2019). A prospective study of hospital encounters by people with intellectual and developmental disability and a comparison group. Glasgow, IASSIDD World Congress.