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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Special Education), University of Newcastle, 09/05/1997
  • Master of Special Education, University of Newcastle, 12/05/1990
  • Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Spec Ed), Newcastle College of Advanced Education, 02/05/1980
  • Diploma of Teaching, Sydney Teachers College, 31/12/1974
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Ethics, Charles Sturt University

Research

Research keywords

  • Disability studies
  • Special education

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.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130300Specialist Studies In Education80
139999Education Not Elsewhere Classified10
169999Studies In Human Society Not Elsewhere Classified10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Newcastle Community Access Service

Editorial Board.

  • Member - Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Invitations

National Annual ASSID Conference
Australasian Association for the Study of Intellectual Disability, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2002
Annual Conference
NSW Special School Principals' Conference, , Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2005
State Conference
Australian Council for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Published by Carfax, Australia (Book review editor (2000-2006))
2006
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Published by Carfax, Australia (Invitation to submit paper for special edition of a professional journal)
2006

Collaboration

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.

Administrative

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.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Disability studies
  • Special education

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.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Dempsey 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]

Published in the highest ranking ISI journal in the Special Education category (2010 impact factor 3.201). 10 citations

2007Dunst CJ, Dempsey IJ, 'Family-professional partnerships and parenting competence, confidence, and enjoyment', International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 54 305-318 (2007) [C1]

Invited paper for special issue of this international journal. 32 citations.

2004Dempsey 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]

Impact factor 1.01 ISI listed journal (2010 impact factor 1.347) and co-authored with one of the international authorities on family-centered support. 61 citations

2004O'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]

Flagship journal of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability. The latter is the peak international professional body for research on intellectual disability. 11 citations.

2008Dempsey 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]

31 citations. Published in a journal with a 2010 impact factor of 1.171.

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Dempsey IJ, Arthur-Kelly MD, Maximising Learning Outcomes in Diverse Classrooms, Thomson Learning, South Melbourne, 158 (2007) [A2]

Chapter (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Dempsey IJ, 'Legislation, policies and inclusive practices', Inclusion in Action, Cengage Learning, Melbourne 42-68 (2011) [B2]
2008Dempsey IJ, 'Legislation, policies and inclusive practices', Inclusion in Action, Thomson, South Melbourne, VIC 37-62 (2008) [B2]
2008Dempsey IJ, 'Transition to adult learning', Inclusion in Action, Thomson, South Melbourne, VIC 468-492 (2008) [B2]
2006Dempsey 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]
2006Dempsey IJ, 'Legislation and Policy', Community Disability Services : an evidence-based approach to practice, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 217-240 (2006) [B2]
2006Dempsey 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]
2005Dempsey IJ, 'Legislation, Policies and Inclusive Practices', Inclusion in Action, Thomson Learning Australia, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 35-65 (2005) [B2]
2005Dempsey IJ, 'Transition to Adult Learning', Inclusion in Action, Thomson Learning Australia, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 491-516 (2005) [B2]
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Journal article (41 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Hawkyard 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]
2014Xu 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]
2014Al-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)
2013Sukbunpant 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]
2013Dempsey I, Davies M, 'National test performance of young Australian children with additional educational needs', Australian Journal of Education, 57 5-18 (2013) [C1]
2012Dempsey IJ, 'The use of individual education programs for children in Australian schools', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 36 21-31 (2012) [C1]
2012Dempsey IJ, 'Changes in Australian disability service use by selected primary disability groups 2003-2010', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 37 155-157 (2012) [C2]
2012Dempsey IJ, Balandin S, 'Reporting the magnitude of study findings', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 37 87-88 (2012) [C3]
2011Dempsey IJ, Christenson-Foggett JL, 'External mentoring support for early career special education teachers', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 35 61-71 (2011) [C1]
2011Dempsey 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]
2011Dempsey 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]
2009Dempsey IJ, Arthur-Kelly MD, Carty B, 'Mentoring early career special education teachers', Australian Journal of Education, 53 294-305 (2009) [C1]

ERA journal ranking of "A"

2009Dempsey 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]

ERA journal ranking of "A"

2009Dempsey 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]

Published in the highest ranking ISI journal in the Special Education category (2010 impact factor 3.201). 10 citations

2009Dempsey 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]
2008Dempsey 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]

31 citations. Published in a journal with a 2010 impact factor of 1.171.

2007Dempsey IJ, 'Trends in the placement of students in segregated settings in NSW government schools', Australasian Journal of Special Education, 31 73-78 (2007) [C1]
2007Dunst CJ, Dempsey IJ, 'Family-professional partnerships and parenting competence, confidence, and enjoyment', International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 54 305-318 (2007) [C1]

Invited paper for special issue of this international journal. 32 citations.

2006Dempsey IJ, 'Editorial Consultant', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 31 (2006) [C2]
2006Dempsey IJ, 'Editorial Committee', Special Education Perspectives, 15 (2006) [C2]
2006Dempsey IJ, 'Breaking Bread, Nourishing Connections: People With and Without Disabilities Together at Mealtime', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 31 (2006) [C3]
2005Dempsey IJ, Conway RN, 'Educational Accountability and Students with a Disability in Australia', Australian Journal of Education, 49 152-168 (2005) [C1]
2005Dempsey IJ, 'Editorial - Editorial Consultant', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 31 (2005) [C2]
2005Dempsey IJ, 'Research Learning: A Guide for Practitioners', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 30 126 (2005) [C3]
2004Dempsey IJ, 'Class sizes, teacher quality and political expedience in NSW', Special Education Perspectives, 13 38-46 (2004) [C1]
2004Dempsey 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]
2004O'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]

Flagship journal of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability. The latter is the peak international professional body for research on intellectual disability. 11 citations.

2004Dempsey 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]

Impact factor 0.500 ISI listed journal with an international editorial panel.

2004Dempsey 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]

Impact factor 1.01 ISI listed journal (2010 impact factor 1.347) and co-authored with one of the international authorities on family-centered support. 61 citations

2003Dempsey 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]
2003Dempsey 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]
2002Dempsey 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]
2002Dempsey 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]

Co-authors: PHIL FOREMAN

2001Foreman 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

2001Dempsey 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

2001Dempsey 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

2001Bell 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]
2001Dempsey IJ, 'Students with a disability in Australian non-government schools. Special Education Perspectives', Special Education Perspectives, 10 (2) 3-6 (2001) [C3]
1999Dempsey IJ, 'Parent/Caregiver perception of staff practices in adult disability services', Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 27 (2) 1-14 (1999) [C1]
1998Foreman 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

1998Dempsey 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]
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Conference (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Neilands 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]
2012Dempsey IJ, Balandin S, 'Reviewing manuscripts for peer reviewed academic journals', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Halifax, NS (2012) [E3]
2012Dempsey IJ, 'Trends in the use of Australian disability services 2005-2010', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Halifax, NS (2012) [E3]
2008Dempsey 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]
2007Dempsey IJ, Keen D, 'Service processes and family outcomes in family-centered services', In Tune: Active Citizenship, Community Engagement, Fremantle, W.A. (2007) [E1]
2007Dempsey 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]
2000Dempsey 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

2000Dempsey 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]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants17
Total funding$80,041

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2008 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$65120082008
GNo:G0189655

2007 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,39720072007
GNo:G0187837

42nd Australasian ASSID Conference, Perth, Australia, 5/11/2007 - 7/11/2007$1,280
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,28020072007
GNo:G0188188

2005 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80020052005
GNo:G0185884

2003 (1 grants)

Classroom ecological factors in the teaching of reading groups$5,000
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
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:G0182321

2002 (2 grants)

Diverse needs in the regular classroom: Learning, teaching and management strategies$6,000
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
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020022002
GNo:G0181408

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$47020022002
GNo:G0182312

2000 (1 grants)

11th IASSID World Congress, Seattle, Washington, USA, 1-6 August 2000.$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020002000
GNo:G0179821

1998 (2 grants)

Evaluation of Giant Steps, Sydney Program$20,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman
SchemeRole
School Education - Research in SchoolsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00019981998
GNo:G0177602

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$69819981998
GNo:G0179757

1997 (1 grants)

Annual National Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, 24-26 September 1997$731
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$73119971997
GNo:G0179446

1996 (2 grants)

Video assessment of teaching practicum$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman, Associate Professor Gregory Robinson, Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Associate Professor Robert Conway
SchemeRole
Teaching Committee Teaching GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019961996
GNo:G0176000

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11419961996
GNo:G0176514

1995 (3 grants)

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

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Phil Foreman, Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Equity Project Grant (Defunct)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,00019951995
GNo:G0175940

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

Project Team
Doctor Beverley Simmons, Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Enhancement of The Research Skills BaseInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,50019951995
GNo:G0175209

19th National Conference of the Australian Assoc. of Special Education, Darwin, 13-15 July$528
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$52819951995
GNo:G0176858

1994 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Ian Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$47219941994
GNo:G0175187
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.95

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorAn Exploratory Study for an Appropriate Criterion of Quality Assurance to Improve the Quality of Student Services at the Saudi Arabian Universities
20132017PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorPedagogical Approaches for Students with Special Learning Needs
20102014PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorAnalysis of Best Practices in School to Work Transition for Adolescents with Intellectual Disability in China: Implications for Policy and Practice
20102014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorParent and Teacher Partnerships: The Role of Common Understandings in Successful Transitions to School for Children with Disabilities

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Behavioural Science)Co-SupervisorThe Importance of Coparenting Quality when Parenting a Child with an ASD: A Mixed Method Investigation
2014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorThe Implementation of a Professional Development Program in Functional Behavioural Assessment in Selected Elementary Schools in Thailand
2013M Philosophy (Education)Principal SupervisorInvestigating the Handwriting Experiences of Left-Handed Primary School Students
2013PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorThe Perceptions of Thai Preschool Teachers About Inclusive Education for Young Children with Disabilities
2013PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorAn Investigation of Phonological Processing and Reading Skills in Bhutanese Primary Students
2012M Philosophy (Education)Principal SupervisorAn Education Program for Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jordan
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Associate Professor Ian Dempsey

Work Phone(02) 4921 6282
Fax(02) 4921 6939
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
SE30,
Special Education Centre,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/ian-dempsey