Dr Angela Dew

Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead
PhD
School of Social Sciences

Contact

+61 2 93852819
Room 170, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Care for Disabled

Research

Angela Dew is Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead with the Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program at UNSW. Angela is a sociologist with over 30 years working in the disability field in direct service, management, teaching and research roles. Angela’s main research interests relate to the lived experiences of people with a disability and their family members.

Angela completed her PhD at The University of Sydney graduating in 2011. Angela's PhD thesis explored the later life relationships of adults with cerebral palsy and their non-disabled siblings as parents aged.

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. Angela has published widely on issues related to rural and remote service access and delivery. Angela is a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disability Research Network, a NSW committee member for the Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, and a member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability.

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. Commencing with UNSW at the beginning of 2015, along with her extensive research experience and knowledge of the disability field, Angela brings expertise in knowledge translation ensuring that research is accessible to interested stakeholders and the broader community.

Current Research Projects

Remote Aboriginal families and carers of children with disabilities

An Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Indigenous grant to explore the challenges of living in their community for remote and very remote Anangu and Yarnangu who have children with disabilities. Chief Investigator, Dr John Gilroy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.

Identifying facilitators to living on and off Country in Central Australia

A National Disability Research and Development grant to identify and examine the factors that inhibit and enable Anangu and Yarnangu adults with disabilities in the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands to live a life they desire on or off Country. Chief Investigator, Dr John Gilroy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.

Recently completed projects

Disability and health: people with disabilities and professionals' views on access to health services in Western Sydney

University of Western Sydney (2014) UWS Research Grant Scheme.  Gallego, G., Lincoln, M., Salvador-Carulla, L., Dew, A., Fernandez, A.

Translating rural disability research knowledge into policy and practice: an Australian Canadian Collaboration.

University of Sydney (2014-2015). International Program Development Fund.  Dew, A., Boydell, K., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., Gallego, G., Cox, S., Scott, S., Iljadica, A.

A quality framework for private allied health practitioners working in rural areas with people with a disability.

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. (2012-2013). Practical Design Fund.  Dew, A., Veitch, C., Lincoln, M., Bundy, A., & Gallego, G.

Post Graduate Research Supervision

Areas of supervision: Disability, intellectual disability, families/carers/siblings, rural and remote, lifecourse, qualitative methodologies

Post Graduate Research Completions

Dr Michele Wiese, PhD, 2014. The University of Sydney. End-of-Life Care of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Community Living Services.

Current Post Graduate Student Supervision

Ms. Bernadette Curryer, PhD candidate, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney. Self-determination of adults with intellectual disability: impact and role of family


 

Publications

    Books

    • Dew AH, 2009, Empowering Partnerships: The development of a model of empowering partnerships in the context of devolution, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co, Saarbrucken Germany

    Journal articles

    • Collings S;Dew A;Dowse L, 2017, 'Unpacking the complexity of planning with persons with cognitive disability and complex support needs', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12381
    • Boydell KM;Dew A;Hodgins M;Bundy A;Gallego G;Iljadica A;Lincoln M;Pignatiello A;Teshima J;Willis D, 2017, 'Deliberative Dialogues Between Policy Makers and Researchers in Canada and Australia', Journal of Disability Policy Studies, vol. 28, pp. 13 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1044207317694840
    • Gallego G;Dew AH;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Chedid R;Bulkeley K;Brentnall J;Veitch C, 2017, 'Access to therapy services for people with disability in rural Australia: a carers’ perspective', Health & Social Care in the Community
    • Collings S;Dew AH;Dowse L, 2017, 'They need to be able to have walked in our shoes: What people with intellectual disability say about National Disability Insurance Scheme planning', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2017.128788710.3109/13668250.2017.1287887
    • Dew AH;Boydell K, 2017, 'Knowledge Translation: Bridging the disability research-to-practice gap', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2017.1315610
    • Collings S;Dew A;Dowse L, 2017, '“They need to be able to have walked in our shoes”: What people with intellectual disability say about National Disability Insurance Scheme planning', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2017.1287887
    • Gallego G;Dew A;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Chedid RJ;Bulkeley K;Brentnall J;Veitch C, 2017, 'Access to therapy services for people with disability in rural Australia: a carers’ perspective', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 25, pp. 1000 - 1010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12399
    • Gilroy J;Dew A;Lincoln M;Hines M, 2017, 'Need for an Australian Indigenous disability workforce strategy: review of the literature', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 39, pp. 1664 - 1673, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2016.1201151
    • Gallego G;Chedid R;Dew A;Bulkeley K;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Brentnall J;Veitch C, 2016, 'Private practice disability therapy workforce in rural New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Allied Health, vol. 45, pp. 225 - 229
    • Dew A;Barton R;Ragen J;Bulkeley K;Iljadica A;Chedid R;Brentnall J;Bundy A;Lincoln M;Gallego G;Veitch C, 2016, 'The development of a framework for high-quality, sustainable and accessible rural private therapy under the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 38, pp. 2491 - 2503, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2015.1129452
    • Collings S;Dew A;Dowse L, 2016, 'Support planning with people with intellectual disability and complex support needs in the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol. 41, pp. 272 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2016.1151864
    • Gardner K;Bundy A;Dew A, 2016, 'Perspectives of rural carers on benefits and barriers of receiving occupational therapy via Information and Communication Technologies', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 63, pp. 117 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12256
    • Gallego G;Chedid RJ;Dew A;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Veitch C;Bulkeley K;Brentnall J, 2015, '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', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 23, pp. 227 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12163
    • Dowse L;Wiese M;Dew A;Smith L;Collings S;Didi A, 2015, 'More, better, or different? NDIS workforce planning for people with intellectual disability and complex support needs', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2015.1125868
    • Gallego G;Dew A;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Chedid RJ;Bulkeley K;Brentnall J;Veitch C, 2015, 'Should I stay or should I go? Exploring the job preferences of allied health professionals working with people with disability in rural Australia', Human Resources for Health, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12960-015-0047-x
    • Gallego G;Dew A;Bulkeley K;Veitch C;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Brentnall J, 2015, 'Factors affecting retention of allied health professionals working with people with disability in rural New South Wales, Australia: Discrete choice experiment questionnaire development', Human Resources for Health, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12960-015-0013-7
    • Curryer B;Stancliffe RJ;Dew A, 2015, 'Self-determination: Adults with intellectual disability and their family', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2015.1029883
    • Dew AH;Bulkeley K;Veitch C;Bundy A;Lincoln M;Glenn H;Gallego G;Brentnall J, 2014, 'Local therapy facilitators working with children with a disability in rural and remote areas of western New South Wales, Australia: 'Outback' a case study', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 49, pp. 309 - 328, http://search.proquest.com/docview/1609200571?accountid=12763
    • Dew AH;Dew A;Happ V;Bulkeley K;Bundy A;Lincoln M;Gallego G;Brentnall J;Veitch C, 2014, 'Applied Research', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol. 1, pp. 60 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2014.908481
    • Lincoln M;Gallego G;Dew A;Bulkeley K;Veitch C;Bundy A;Brentnall J;Chedid RJ;Griffiths S, 2014, 'Recruitment and retention of allied health professionals in the disability sector in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol. 39, pp. 86 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2013.861393
    • Dew A;Llewellyn G;Balandin S, 2014, 'Exploring the later life relationship between adults with cerebral palsy and their non-disabled siblings', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 36, pp. 756 - 764, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2013.816786
    • Wiese M;Stancliffe RJ;Dew A;Balandin S;Howarth G, 2014, 'What is talked about? Community living staff experiences of talking with older people with intellectual disability about dying and death', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol. 58, pp. 679 - 690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jir.12065
    • Dew A;Gallego G;Bulkeley K;Veitch C;Brentnall J;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Griffiths S, 2014, 'Policy Development and Implementation for Disability Services in Rural New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 11, pp. 200 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12088
    • Chedid RJ;Dew A;Veitch C, 2013, 'Barriers to the use of Information and Communication Technology by occupational therapists working in a rural area of New South Wales, Australia', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 60, pp. 197 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12016
    • Dew A;Bulkeley K;Veitch C;Bundy A;Lincoln M;Brentnall J;Gallego G;Griffiths S, 2013, 'Carer and service providers' experiences of individual funding models for children with a disability in rural and remote areas', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 21, pp. 432 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12032
    • Wiese M;Dew A;Stancliffe RJ;Howarth G;Balandin S, 2013, ''If and when?': The beliefs and experiences of community living staff in supporting older people with intellectual disability to know about dying', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol. 57, pp. 980 - 992, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01593.x
    • Dew A;Bulkeley K;Veitch C;Bundy A;Gallego G;Lincoln M;Brentnall J;Griffiths S, 2013, 'Addressing the barriers to accessing therapy services in rural and remote areas', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 35, pp. 1564 - 1570, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.720346
    • Hillman A;Donelly M;Dew A;Stancliffe RJ;Whitaker L;Knox M;Shelley K;Parmenter TR, 2013, 'The dynamics of support over time in the intentional support networks of nine people with intellectual disability', Disability and Society, vol. 28, pp. 922 - 936, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2012.741515
    • Dew A;Veitch C;Lincoln M;Brentnall J;Bulkeley K;Gallego G;Bundy A;Griffiths S, 2012, 'The need for new models for delivery of therapy intervention to people with a disability in rural and remote areas of Australia', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol. 37, pp. 50 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13668250.2011.644269
    • Veitch C;Dew A;Bulkeley K;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Gallego G;Griffiths S, 2012, 'Issues affecting therapist workforce and service delivery in the disability sector in rural and remote New South Wales, Australia: Perspectives of policymakers, managers and senior therapists', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 12
    • Veitch C;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Gallego G;Dew A;Bulkeley K;Brentnall J;Griffiths S, 2012, 'Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable disability services delivery in western New South Wales, Australia: The 'wobbly hub and double spokes' project', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-70
    • Wiese M;Stancliffe RJ;Balandin S;Howarth G;Dew A, 2012, 'End-of-Life Care and Dying: Issues Raised by Staff Supporting Older People with Intellectual Disability in Community Living Services', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 25, pp. 571 - 583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12000
    • Hillman A;Donelly M;Whitaker L;Dew A;Stancliffe RJ;Knox M;Shelley K;Parmenter TR, 2012, 'Experiencing rights within positive, person-centred support networks of people with intellectual disability in Australia', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol. 56, pp. 1065 - 1075, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01647.x
    • Dew A;Balandin S;Llewellyn G, 2011, 'Using a life course approach to explore how the use of AAC impacts on adult sibling relationships', AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, vol. 27, pp. 245 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/07434618.2011.630020
    • Dew A;Balandin S;Llewellyn G, 2008, 'The psychosocial impact on siblings of people with lifelong physical disability: A review of the literature', Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, vol. 20, pp. 485 - 507, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10882-008-9109-5
    • Balandin S;Llewellyn G;Dew A;Ballin L, 2006, ''We couldn't: Volunteering with a disability, the perspective of not-for-profit agencies', International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, vol. 29, pp. 131 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.mrr.0000191850.95692.0c
    • Balandin S;Llewellyn G;Dew A;Ballin L;Schneider J, 2006, 'Older disabled workers' perceptions of volunteering', Disability and Society, vol. 21, pp. 677 - 692, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687590600995139
    • Dew A;Llewellyn G;Gorman J, 2006, '"Having the time of my life": An exploratory study of women with intellectual disability growing older', Health Care for Women International, vol. 27, pp. 908 - 929, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399330600880541
    • Poulos AE;Balandin S;Llewellyn G;Dew AH, 2006, 'Women with cerebral palsy and breast cancer screening by mammography', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 87, pp. 304 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2005.09.020
    • Dew A;Llewellyn G;Balandin S, 2004, 'Post-parental care: A new generation of sibling-carers', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol. 29, pp. 176 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13668250410001709520
    • Llewellyn G;Balandin S;Dew A;McConnell D, 2004, 'Promoting healthy, productive ageing: Plan early, plan well', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol. 29, pp. 366 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13668250400014525

    Reports

    • Dew AH;McEntyre E, 2017, Safeguarding Conversations in Planning: Aboriginal Disability Planning in Walgett NSW, Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program, UNSW, Sydney
    • Collings SE;Dew A;Dowse L;Cooney E, 2017, Evaluation of Project RE PIN: Receive, Encode, Process and INtegrate drug and alcohol treatment strategies for people with cognitive impairment. Final Report, Sydney: UNSW Sydney.
    • Collings SE;Dew A;Spencer M;Cooney E;Gordon T;Dowse L, 2017, Supporting parents with intellectual disability in care and protection proceedings project: Review Report., Sydney: UNSW Sydney
    • Dew AH;Dowse L;Athanassiou U;Trollor J, 2016, Making Mental Health Policy Inclusive of People with Intellectual Disability Report
    • Collings S;Dew AH;Dowse L, 2016, Being a Planner with a Person with Disability and Complex Support Needs: Planning resource kit, NSW Department of Family and Community Services, http://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/UNSWORKS:unsworks_search_scope:unsworks_modsunsworks_38962
    • Collings S;Dew AH;Dowse L, 2015, The Support Planning Framework Project: Final Report, UNSW Sydney, Sydney

    Conference Abstracts

    • Curryer B;Stancliffe R;Dew AH;Wiese M, 2016, 'Adults with intellectual disability: Choice and control within the context of family relationships', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Melbourne, Vol. 60, pp. 777 - 777, presented at International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Melbourne, 08 - 11 August 2016
    • Curryer B;Stancliffe R;Dew AH;Wiese M, 2016, 'Family relationships and support for self-determination: The lived experience of adults with intellectual disability', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Melbourne, Vol. 60, pp. 653 - 653, presented at International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Melbourne, 08 - 11 August 2016
    • Hogan L;Dew AH, 2016, 'Arts-based knowledge translation for direct support work professionals.', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Melbourne, Vol. 60, pp. 684 - 684, presented at International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Develoopmental Disabilities World Congress, Melbourne, 08 - 11 August 2016
    • Dew AH, 2016, 'Therapy support workers: Building family and community capacity to transition to school rural Aboriginal children with developmental delay', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Melbourne, Vol. 60, pp. 657 - 657, presented at International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Melbourne
    • Wiese M;Stancliffe R;Balandin S;Howarth G;Dew AH, 2012, 'Issues raised by community living staff caring for people with intellectual disability approaching the end of life', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Halifax, Canada, Vol. 56, pp. 668 - 668, presented at 14th World Congress International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Halifax, Canada
    • Wiese M;Dew AH;Balandin S;Stancliffe R;Howarth G, 2012, 'Ethical issues for community living staff in end-of-life care of people with intellectual disability', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Halifax, Canada, Vol. 56, pp. 666 - 666, presented at 14th World Congress International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Halifax, Canada
    • Wiese M;Stancliffe R;Dew AH;Howarth G;Balandin S, 2012, 'Experiences of community living staff assisting people with intellectual disability to know about dying as the end of life approaches', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Halifax, Canada, Vol. 56, pp. 664 - 664, presented at 14th World Congress International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Halifax, Canada
    • Dew AH, 2012, 'Reciprocal sibling relationships over the life course', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Halifax, Canada, Vol. 56, pp. 662 - 662, presented at 14th World Congress International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Halifax, Canada
    • Dew AH;Veitch C;Bulkeley K;Lincoln M;Bundy A;Gallego G;Brentnall J;Griffiths S, 2012, 'Impact of individual funding on service access for people with a disability in rural and remote areas', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Halifax, Canada, Vol. 56, pp. 769 - 769, presented at World Congress International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Halifax, Canada
    • Dew AH;Balandin S;Llewellyn G, 2009, 'The importance of ‘linked lives’ in the life course of adults with cerebral palsy and their non-disabled siblings', in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Third International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Sydney, Australia, Vol. 51, pp. 44 - 45, presented at Third International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Sydney, Australia
    • Dew AH;Balandin S;Llewellyn G, 2009, 'Impact of historical time and social timing on the life course of adults with lifelong disability and their non-disabled siblings', in Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, Wiley: 24 months, Singapore, Vol. 6, pp. 103 - 103, presented at 2nd International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID) Asia- Pacific Conference, Singapore
    • Dew AH;Balandin S;Llewellyn G, 2008, 'Building networks for independence: the experience of adults with cerebral palsy', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Cape Town, South Africa, Vol. 52, pp. 717 - 717, presented at 13th World Congress International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Dew AH;Balandin S;Llewellyn G, 2008, 'Instrumental, social and emotional support offered by non-disabled adult siblings to brothers and sisters with cerebral palsy', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Cape Town, South Africa, Vol. 52, pp. 714 - 714, presented at 13th World Congress International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Llewellyn G;Parmenter TR;Dew AH, 2005, 'Graduate Programs in Developmental Disability', in Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability, 1st Asian-Pacific Regional Congress of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Taipei, Taiwan, Vol. 2, pp. 195 - 195, presented at 1st Asian-Pacific Regional Congress of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Dew AH;Llewellyn G;Balandin S;Ballin L, 2005, 'Volunteering to fill the vacuum of retirement', in Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability, 1st Asian-Pacific Regional Congress of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Taipei, Taiwan, Vol. 2, pp. 177 - 177, presented at 1st Asian-Pacific Regional Congress of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Balandin S;Dew AH;Llewellyn G;Kendig H, 2004, 'Communicating in hospital without functional speech', in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Wiley: 24 months, Montpellier, France, Vol. 48, pp. 368 - 386, presented at 12th World Congress International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Montpellier, France

Affiliations and membership

Committee Member, NSW Australasian Society for Study of Intellectual Disability

Member, Australasian Society for Study of Intellectual Disability

Member, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability

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