Bronwyn Newman

Postgraduate Research

Research Areas: Disability, Measures of Social Inequality & Wellbeing

Research Topic: Information about mental health for people with intellectual disability:impact on equality
Supervisor: Prof Karen Fisher

This PhD project sits within the 'National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership for Better Health Project- Improving Mental Health Outcomes for people with Intellectual Disability'. It is anticipated that this PhD will add to the evidence base within the broader project by examining what makes information accessible, along with the impact of accessible information on equality. This project has potential to inform practice in disability and mental health spheres.

Research Summary

The proposed investigation will draw from a bio-psycho-social model of disability with a focus on availability of accessible information and the relationship to social inclusion. Empirical data collection will be predominantly qualitative and will seek to examine the impact of individual,organisational and policy factors in the provision of accessible information. This work will bring new knowledge about what makes information accessible,along with the impact of accessible information on equalityThe proposed investigation will draw from a bio-psycho-social model of disability with a focus on availability of accessible information and the relationship to social inclusion. Empirical data collection will be predominantly qualitative and will seek to examine the impact of individual,organisational and policy factors in the provision of accessible information. This work will bring new knowledge about what makes information accessible,along with the impact of accessible information on equality.