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Associate Professor Ian Dempsey

Associate Professor

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Ian has worked as a high school teacher, a teacher of children and adolescents with autism, and as a coordinator of a respite care service for people with a disability. He received his PhD in 1997. Ian is Director of the Special Education Centre at the University of Newcastle. He has taught across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate special education courses, has convened the Master of Special Education, and has chaired the Special Education Program Management Group. He currently supervises research students working on a variety of projects related to people with additional needs. Ian is a past editor of the Journal for Intellectual & Developmental Disability, a Web of Science listed journal. From 1997 to 2006, he served as a member of the University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee, served as Deputy Chair of that committee for five years and as Acting Chair on several occasions, as well as chairing the Research Ethics Subcommittees of two University of Newcastle faculties on various occasions during this period. After 18 years of service, Ian recently retired as a member of the Board of Delando Corporation (6 years as President), a non-profit employment company that facilitates the employment of adults with intellectual disability. In the past five years, he has published 11 articles in blind peer-reviewed journals and four chapters in books. Many of these journals are ERA and Web of Science listed.

Research Expertise
My achievements in this domain reflect sustained research activity in the following areas: 1. Special education and disability legislation and policy. I have published widely in recent years on special education policy in Australia, on the Australian Disability Discrimination Act, and on the impact that this policy and legislation has had on school and community-based services for people with a disability. 2. Community service provision for people with a disability. Themes pursued in this area include co-editing a book on community disability services, staff training and staff professional development needs, disability services policy in Australia, and employment for adults with intellectual disability. 3. Family empowerment and family-centered support. The focus here has been on clarifying the relationship between positive family outcomes and the nature of support provided to families and their son or daughter with a disability.

Teaching Expertise
My teaching expertise extends from special education and disability studies to pedagogy in regular education settings. I teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and from massed lectures to tutorials and small groups. I hold the following beliefs about teaching in a university environment: 1. The assumption that all adult learners are self-directed, have a readiness to learn, and prefer problem-centered approaches is fallacious. Some students will display these characteristics, but many will not. For example, many undergraduate students still prefer teacher-centered learning approaches and their relative lack of professional experience may make it difficult for them to appreciate the usefulness of problem-centered learning. In addition, the increasing proportion of overseas students in the University requires an understanding of the preferred learning styles of those students. 2. While self-directed learning approaches show significant advantages in encouraging both educational independence and the ability to generalise learning to real world situations, these approaches need to be taught to students, particularly to younger learners. 3. Outcome-based approaches to learning and personal accountability in the work environment continue to dominate. Therefore, it is in the best interests of the learner to be as engaged as possible in a process of reflecting on both their current and required skills, and on their process of learning.

Administrative Expertise
Within the University sector, my administrative experience extends to: 1. Acting Deputy Head of the School of Education (semester 1, 2006). 2. Acting Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee (semester 1, 2004; February-May, 2005). 3. Deputy Chair of the Human Research Ethics committee (2000-2006). 4. Chair of Education Research Ethics Committee (1997-2000; 205-2006). 5. Chair of Engineering and Built Environment Research Ethics Committee (2003). 6. Manager of Quality Assurance for the School of Education (2002-). 7. Program convenor for Disability Studies and course coordinator for a wide variety of special education and disability studies courses.

Collaborations
1. Family-centered support for families with a young child with a disability. 2. Special Education policy and legislation. 3. Employment for adults with intellectual disability.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Special Education), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Ethics, Charles Sturt University
  • Diploma of Teaching, Sydney Teachers College
  • Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Spec Ed), Newcastle College of Advanced Education
  • Master of Special Education, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Disability studies
  • Special education

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
139999 Education not elsewhere classified 10
169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified 10
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2008 -  Associate Professor University of Newcastle
Education and Arts
Australia
1/01/2006 -  Editorial Board - Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/06/2008 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Education and Arts
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Committee Member - Newcastle Community Access Service Newcastle Community Access Service
Australia

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 State Conference
Organisation: Australian Council for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled Description: The invitation to provide a keynote address at this conference developed from the publication of Dempsey and Nankervis (2006).
2006 International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Organisation: Published by Carfax Description: This special edition of this international journal focuses on family-professional partnerships which has been a feature of Dempsey's recent research. The paper has been co-authored by Carl Dunst, widely regarded as an international authority in this area and with whom Dempsey has previously collaborated (see Top 6 research outputs).
2006 Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Organisation: Published by Carfax
2005 Annual Conference
Organisation: NSW Special School Principals' Conference, Description: Keynote address - Education Disability Standards and students with a disability in Australia. This paper presented an analysis of current special education legislation and policy in Australia, including an analysis of the recently introduced Education Disability Standards. The paper also identified a range of issues that Australian schools will need to consider to ensure that they are not in breach of this newly introduced legislation.
2002 National Annual ASSID Conference
Organisation: Australasian Association for the Study of Intellectual Disability Description: Keynote address - Making a difference with others: Reflections on help-giving practices and empowerment across cultures. This paper synthesised research that Dempsey and a number of international collaborators have conducted in recent years, placed this research in the context of other family-centered research, and developed a model of our current understanding of the family-centered approach.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Dempsey IJ, Arthur-Kelly MD, Maximising Learning Outcomes in Diverse Classrooms, Thomson Learning, South Melbourne, 158 (2007) [A2]
Co-authors Michael Arthur-Kelly

Chapter (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Dempsey IJ, 'Legislation, policies and inclusive practices', Inclusion in Action, Cengage Learning, Melbourne 42-68 (2011) [B2]
2008 Dempsey IJ, 'Transition to adult learning', Inclusion in Action, Thomson, South Melbourne, VIC 468-492 (2008) [B2]
2008 Dempsey IJ, 'Legislation, policies and inclusive practices', Inclusion in Action, Thomson, South Melbourne, VIC 37-62 (2008) [B2]
2006 Dempsey IJ, 'Belief systems and disability services', Community Disability Services: an evidence-based approach to practice, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 51-80 (2006) [B2]
2006 Dempsey IJ, Nankervis K, 'Conceptions of Disability', Community Disability Services: an evidence-based approach to practice, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 3-26 (2006) [B2]
2006 Dempsey IJ, 'Legislation and Policy', Community Disability Services : an evidence-based approach to practice, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 217-240 (2006) [B2]
2005 Dempsey IJ, 'Transition to Adult Learning', Inclusion in Action, Thomson Learning Australia, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 491-516 (2005) [B2]
2005 Dempsey IJ, 'Legislation, Policies and Inclusive Practices', Inclusion in Action, Thomson Learning Australia, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 35-65 (2005) [B2]
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Journal article (43 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Opartkiattikul W, Arthur-Kelly M, Dempsey I, 'Implementing Functional Behavior Assessment in Thailand', Intervention in School and Clinic, 51 58-64 (2015)
DOI 10.1177/1053451215577471
Co-authors Michael Arthur-Kelly
2014 Hawkyard R, Dempsey I, Arthur-Kelly M, 'The handwriting experiences of left-handed primary school students in a digital age: Australian data and critique', Australian Journal of Education, 58 123-138 (2014) [C1]

Left-handers comprise about 10% of the Australian population. In Australia and elsewhere, there has been a history of discrimination against left-handedness, expressed in a variet... [more]

Left-handers comprise about 10% of the Australian population. In Australia and elsewhere, there has been a history of discrimination against left-handedness, expressed in a variety of ways. Although negative attitudes to left-handedness have become less common in recent times, researchers have not investigated the extent to which left-handedness is now acknowledged or encouraged in Australian schools, or whether left-handed students have to overcome difficulties due to their handedness. This study investigated the handwriting experiences of 10 primary school students and the opinions of 11 primary school teachers on handwriting and on left-handed writers. The left-handed students identified a range of issues including the need for specialized writing equipment, writing speed and neatness. The teachers also mentioned these issues along with legibility and writing instruction. The results are discussed in terms of guidance on writing instruction and the place of writing in an increasingly digitized world. © Australian Council for Educational Research 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/ journalsPermissions.nav.

DOI 10.1177/0004944114530062
Co-authors Michael Arthur-Kelly
2014 Xu T, Dempsey I, Foreman P, 'Views of Chinese parents and transition teachers on school-to-work transition services for adolescents with intellectual disability: A qualitative study', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 39 342-352 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/13668250.2014.947920
Co-authors Phil Foreman
2014 Opartkiattikul W, Arthur-Kelly MD, Dempsey I, 'From policy to practice supporting students with diverse needs in Thailand: Critical issues and implications.', International Journal of Whole Schooling, 10 55-72 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Michael Arthur-Kelly
2014 Al-Khalaf A, Dempsey I, Dally K, 'The Effect of an Education Program for Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jordan', International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 36 175-187 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10447-013-9199-3
Co-authors Kerry Dally
2013 Dempsey I, Davies M, 'National test performance of young Australian children with additional educational needs', Australian Journal of Education, 57 5-18 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0004944112468700
Citations Scopus - 6
2013 Sukbunpant S, Arthur-Kelly M, Dempsey I, 'Thai preschool teachers' views about inclusive education for young children with disabilities', International Journal of Inclusive Education, 17 1106-1118 (2013) [C1]

It is generally assumed that preschool teachers play a crucial daily role in the inclusion of young children with a disability in education settings. In many countries, however, t... [more]

It is generally assumed that preschool teachers play a crucial daily role in the inclusion of young children with a disability in education settings. In many countries, however, there are little available data to inform such a view. Part of a larger project with 528 preschool teachers from northern Thailand, the aim of the study reported here was to examine Thai preschool teachers' views of inclusive education for young Thai children with disabilities. Twenty preschool teachers with a range of attitudes to the inclusion of young children with a disability were interviewed about their views and five themes developed from the interview analysis. Those themes were the current situation, teachers' knowledge and expertise, teachers' attitude towards inclusion and disability, collaboration, and challenges for future inclusion. © 2013 Taylor and Francis.

DOI 10.1080/13603116.2012.741146
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Michael Arthur-Kelly
2012 Dempsey IJ, 'The use of individual education programs for children in Australian schools', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 36 21-31 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/jse.2012.5
2012 Dempsey IJ, 'Changes in Australian disability service use by selected primary disability groups 2003-2010', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 37 155-157 (2012) [C2]
2012 Dempsey IJ, Balandin S, 'Reporting the magnitude of study findings', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 37 87-88 (2012) [C3]
2011 Dempsey IJ, Christenson-Foggett JL, 'External mentoring support for early career special education teachers', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 35 61-71 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1375/ajse.35.1.61
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 Dempsey IJ, 'Commentary on Carter, Stephenson and Strnadov's reported prevalence by Australian special educators of evidence-based instructional practices', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 35 220-225 (2011) [C3]
2011 Dempsey IJ, 'Trends in the proportion of students with a disability in Australian schools, 2000-2009', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 36 144-145 (2011) [C2]
DOI 10.1080/13668250.2011.573777
Citations Scopus - 4
2009 Dempsey IJ, Arthur-Kelly MD, Carty B, 'Mentoring early career special education teachers', Australian Journal of Education, 53 294-305 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Michael Arthur-Kelly
2009 Dempsey IJ, Keen D, Pennell D, O'Reilly J, Neilands J, 'Parent stress, parenting competence and family-centered support to young children with an intellectual or developmental disability', Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30 558-566 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ridd.2008.08.005
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16
2009 Dempsey IJ, 'Characteristics of Australian teachers of young children with special needs and their relationship with their students', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 33 60-71 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1375/ajse.33.1.60
2009 Dempsey IJ, Ford J, 'Employment for people with intellectual disability in Australia and the United Kingdom', Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 19 233-243 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1044207308314946
Citations Scopus - 4
2008 Dempsey IJ, Keen D, 'A review of processes and outcomes in family-centered services for children with a disability', Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 28 42-52 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0271121408316699
Citations Scopus - 58Web of Science - 47
2007 Dempsey IJ, 'Trends in the placement of students in segregated settings in NSW government schools', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 31 73-78 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10300110701338710
2007 Dunst CJ, Dempsey IJ, 'Family-professional partnerships and parenting competence, confidence, and enjoyment', International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 54 305-318 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10349120701488772
2006 Dempsey IJ, 'Breaking Bread, Nourishing Connections: People With and Without Disabilities Together at Mealtime', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 31 (2006) [C3]
2006 Dempsey IJ, 'Editorial Committee', Special Education Perspectives, 15 (2006) [C2]
2006 Dempsey IJ, 'Editorial Consultant', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 31 (2006) [C2]
2005 Dempsey IJ, Conway RN, 'Educational Accountability and Students with a Disability in Australia', Australian Journal of Education, 49 152-168 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/000494410504900204
2005 Dempsey IJ, 'Editorial - Editorial Consultant', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 31 (2005) [C2]
2005 Dempsey IJ, 'Research Learning: A Guide for Practitioners', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 30 126 (2005) [C3]
2004 Dempsey IJ, Conway RN, 'Test Accommodations and Alternative Assessment for Students with a Disability in Australia', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 28 5-16 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/1030011040280202
2004 Dempsey IJ, 'Class sizes, teacher quality and political expedience in NSW', Special Education Perspectives, 13 38-46 (2004) [C1]
2004 Dempsey IJ, Dunst CJ, 'Helpgiving styles and parent empowerment in families with a young child with a disability', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 29 40-51 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13668250410001662874
2004 Dempsey IJ, 'Recent changes in the proportion of students identified with a disability in Australian schools', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 29 172-175 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13668250410001709511
2004 O'Brien J, Dempsey IJ, 'Comparative Analysis of Employment Services for People with Disabilities in Australia, Finland, and Sweden', Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 1 126-135 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-1130.2004.04027.x
2003 Dempsey IJ, 'Disproportinate Representation in Australian Special Education', The Journal of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Association of Special Education Inc, Vol 12 17-30 (2003) [C1]
2003 Dempsey IJ, 'The Impact of the Disability Discrimination Act on School Students with a Disability in Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, Vol 8 35-44 (2003) [C1]
2002 Dempsey IJ, Arthur-Kelly MD, 'Support staff in a sample of Australian community-based services for people with a disability: career intentions, personal characteristics and professional development needs', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 27 (3) 201-214 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Michael Arthur-Kelly
2002 Dempsey IJ, Foreman PJ, Jenkinson J, 'Educational enrolment of students with a disability in New South Wales and Victoria', International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 49(1) 31-46 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10349120120115316
Co-authors Phil Foreman
2001 Foreman PJ, Dempsey IJ, Robinson GL, Manning EJ, 'Characteristics, Academic and Post-university outcomes of students with a disability at the University of Newcastle', Higher Education Research & Development, 20(3) 313-325 (2001) [C1]
Co-authors Phil Foreman
2001 Dempsey IJ, Foreman PJ, 'A review of educational approaches for individuals with autism', International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 48 103-116 (2001) [C1]
Co-authors Phil Foreman
2001 Dempsey IJ, 'Students with a disability in Australian non-government schools. Special Education Perspectives', Special Education Perspectives, 10 (2) 3-6 (2001) [C3]
2001 Bell M, Dempsey IJ, 'Enrolment and placement practices for students with special needs in NSW government schools: A critical analysis of current policy', Special Education Perspectives, 10 (1) 3-14 (2001) [C3]
2001 Dempsey IJ, Foreman PJ, Sharma N, Khanna D, Arora P, 'Correlates of parental empowerment in families with a member with a disability in Australia and India', Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 29 (2) 113-131 (2001) [C1]
Co-authors Phil Foreman
1999 Dempsey IJ, 'Parent/Caregiver perception of staff practices in adult disability services', Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 27 (2) 1-14 (1999) [C1]
1998 Foreman PJ, Dempsey IJ, 'Follow-up study of children attending a special education preschool', Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 2 15-23 (1998) [C1]
Co-authors Phil Foreman
1998 Dempsey IJ, Arthur-Kelly MD, 'Characteristics and professional development needs of staff working in employment services for people with a disability', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 23 (4) 333-342 (1998) [C1]
Co-authors Michael Arthur-Kelly
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Conference (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 May CD, fletcher, dempsey, newman, 'The importance of Coparenting Quality as a predictor of Parenting Stress in families where there is a child with an ASD.', Asia Pacific autism Conference 2013, Adelaide (2013)
Co-authors Richard Fletcher
2013 May CD, Fletcher, Dempsey, Newman, 'The Importance of the Quality of the Coparenting Partnership in Predicting Parenting Stress in Parents of Children with an ASD.', IMFAR conference proceedings, San Sebastian, Spain (2013)
Co-authors Richard Fletcher
2012 Neilands J, Arthur-Kelly MD, Dempsey IJ, Foreman PJ, 'Partnerships between parents and teachers during early transitions of children with disabilities', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Halifax, NS (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Phil Foreman, Michael Arthur-Kelly
2012 Dempsey IJ, Balandin S, 'Reviewing manuscripts for peer reviewed academic journals', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Halifax, NS (2012) [E3]
2012 Dempsey IJ, 'Trends in the use of Australian disability services 2005-2010', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Halifax, NS (2012) [E3]
2008 Dempsey IJ, Ford J, 'Employment and people with intellectual disability in Australia and the United Kingdom', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, Fremantle, Western Australia (2008) [E3]
2007 Dempsey IJ, Ford J, 'Employment and people with intellectual disability in Australia and the United Kingdom', In Tune: Active Citizenship, Community Engagement, Fremantle, W.A. (2007) [E1]
2007 Dempsey IJ, Keen D, 'Service processes and family outcomes in family-centered services', In Tune: Active Citizenship, Community Engagement, Fremantle, W.A. (2007) [E1]
2000 Dempsey IJ, Foreman PJ, 'Educational placement of students with disabilities in Australia', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 44, 285, Seattle, Washington, August 2000 (2000) [E3]
Co-authors Phil Foreman
2000 Dempsey IJ, Arthur-Kelly MD, 'Staff characteristics and professional development needs in employment services for people with intellectual disability in NSW, Australia', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 44, 285, Seattle, Washington, August 2000 (2000) [E3]
Co-authors Michael Arthur-Kelly
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 18
Total funding $90,041

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $10,000

Evaluation of the Just Like You disability awareness program in NSW Schools$10,000

Funding body: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Funding body Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Project Team Professor Max Smith, Professor John Fischetti, Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Mr Adam Lloyd
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500678
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20081 grants / $651

43rd Conference of the Australasian Society of the Study of Intellectual Disability, Melbourne, 24/11/2008 - 26/11/2008$651

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189655
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $11,677

Indicators of child and parent outcomes in family-centered services for young children with disability$10,397

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187837
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

42nd Australasian ASSID Conference, Perth, Australia, 5/11/2007 - 7/11/2007$1,280

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188188
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $800

40th Annual conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, 10-13 October 2005$800

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185884
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $5,000

Classroom ecological factors in the teaching of reading groups$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Robert Conway, Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly, Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Associate Professor Gregory Robinson, Doctor Susan Spedding
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182321
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $6,470

Diverse needs in the regular classroom: Learning, teaching and management strategies$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Robert Conway, Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly, Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Associate Professor Gregory Robinson, Doctor Susan Spedding
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181408
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

37th Annual Conference on the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, Tasmania 13-16 November 2002$470

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182312
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $2,400

11th IASSID World Congress, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1-6 August 2000.$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179821
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19982 grants / $20,698

Evaluation of Giant Steps, Sydney Program$20,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman
Scheme School Education - Research in Schools
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177602
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

43rd Annual Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, SA 28-30 September 1998$698

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0179757
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $731

Annual National Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, 24-26 September 1997$731

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179446
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19962 grants / $5,114

Video assessment of teaching practicum$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman, Associate Professor Gregory Robinson, Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Associate Professor Robert Conway
Scheme Teaching Committee Teaching Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176000
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20th Annual Conference of the Australian Assoc. of Special Education, Tasmania. 27-29 Sept. 1996$114

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176514
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19953 grants / $26,028

Factors affecting the University success and post-graduation employment status of students with a disability at the University of Newcastle.$18,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman, Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Equity Project Grant (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175940
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The social, physical and attidunal constraints upon leisure behaviour pattern of persons with disabilities and older persons over 60$7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Beverley Simmons, Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Enhancement of The Research Skills Base
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175209
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19th National Conference of the Australian Assoc. of Special Education, Darwin, 13-15 July$528

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176858
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19941 grants / $472

Joint National Council on Intellectual Disability and Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability 1994 Conf.,Freemantle WA 26-30 Oct.1994$472

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175187
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed9
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD iPad Technology and How it Might Teach Some Social Skills to the Intellectually Disabled Children
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD An Exploratory Study of Students of English and other Departments at Saudi Arabian Universities with a View to Improving the Quality of Student Services
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Analysis of Best Practice in School-to-Work Transition for Adolescents with Intellectual Disability in China: Implications for Practice and Policy
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Parent and Teacher Partnerships; the Role of Common Understandings in Successful Transition to School of Children with Disabilities
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The Implementation of a Professional Development Program in Functional Behavioural Assessment in Selected Elementary Schools in Thailand
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The Importance of Coparenting Quality when Parenting a Child with an ASD: A Mixed Method Investigation
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD An Investigation of Phonological Processing and Reading Skills in Bhutanese Primary Students
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters Investigating the Handwriting Experiences of Left-Handed Primary School Students
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD The Perceptions of Thai Preschool Teachers About Inclusive Education for Young Children with Disabilities
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 Masters An Education Program for Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jordan
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Ian Dempsey

Position

Associate Professor
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email ian.dempsey@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6282
Fax (02) 4921 6939

Office

Room SE30
Building Special Education Centre
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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