Acknowledgements – Disability Professional Modules

3DN gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the working group:

  • Professor Andrew Cashin, Professor of Nursing, SCU Health Clinic and School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University
  • Gordon Duff, General Manager, Sector Development and Research, National Disability Services
  • Dr Louisa Smith, Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program, UNSW Australia
  • Professor Teresa Iacono, Professor of Rural and Regional Allied Health, La Trobe University
  • Michelle Henwood, Manager, Statewide Behaviour Intervention Service, Clinical Innovation and Governance, Ageing, Disability and Home Care, NSW Department of Family and Community Services
  • Carol Hannaford, Manager Business Support, Clinical Innovation and Governance, Department of Family and Community Services
  • Isabelle Vertucci, Business Development Officer, National Disability Services
  • Belinda Wallin, National Learning and Development Manager, National Disability Services

With thanks to those who assisted with expert review:

  • Dr Adith Mohan, Research Fellow, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Australia
  • Dr Keith Johnson, Neuropsychiatrist/Liaison Psychiatrist, Northern Intellectual Disability Health
  • Tara Carthy, Assistant Manager, Statewide Behaviour Intervention Service, Clinical Innovation and Governance, Ageing, Disability and Home Care, NSW Department of Family and Community Services
  • Dr Samuel Arnold, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, UNSW
  • Lucinda Mora, Clinical Coordinator – Intellectual Disability and Co-existing Mental Illness, NSW Health
  • Dr Matt Frize, Manager, Clinical Specialists Performance Improvement & Centralised Restrictive Practices Team, Disability Services
  • Barbara Lewis, Carer Support Service, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Averil Langtry, Senior Manager, Benevolent Society
  • Dr Nicole Kochan, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)
  • Dr Michele Wiese, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University
  • Edwina Pickering, Sector Support Consultant, National Disability Services
  • Dr Jane Ho, Paediatrician, Staff Specialist, Trapeze
  • Lynne Brodie, Network Manager, Transition Care Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation
  • Professor Brin Grenyer, Professor of Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, and Director of Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders
  • Melinda Smith, Coordinator Cognitive Disability Services, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
  • Lucy Carey, Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Project Manager, ID & MH Residual Functions Program, Custodial Mental Health
  • Lesley Whatson, Portfolio Manager, Clinical Practice/Behaviour Support Practitioner, SAL Consulting
  • Anna Edwards, Australian Quality and Safeguards Commission

With special thanks to the disability professionals who participated in our phone consultations, providing comment on the areas of learning need and feedback on the resource.