Field: 

  • Health services 
  • Intellectual disability 

Location: Mater Research Institute

Type of student:

  • Higher Degree Research only i.e. PhD or MPhil (intercalated MD-PhD & MD-MPhil) 
  • Both HDR and Extra-curricular 
  • Honours students
  • 4 Unit Masters of Public Health (MPH) Student 
  • PGY1: Post-graduate year 1
  • PGY2: Post-graduate year 2 

Type of work:

  • Literature review  
  • Qualitative methods 
  • Secondary data analysis 
  • Statistical analysis 
  • Systematic review 

Brief synopsis:

People with intellectual and developmental disability experience numerous barriers to accessing hospital based healthcare. As a result, people with intellectual and developmental disability experience poor health outcomes and die earlier. This project aims to gain an in-depth understand the barriers people with intellectual and developmental disability experience using mixed methods. Using a co-design approach we will develop of tools, resources and training aimed at improving the accessibility of the health system. We will implement the tools, resources and training and evaluate their effectiveness at 5 pilot sites across Queensland.

We are able to work with students to tailor a project that meets their interests/skills and degree requirements.

Supervisor

Dr Katie Brooker

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mater Research Institute-UQ