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Violence, abuse and neglect of people with an intellectual disability

  • Researchers from Curtin University are looking for people with an intellectual disability to help with a research project
  • We would like to talk to people with an intellectual disability about how we can do our research in a way which is respectful, useful, and not harmful

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  • The research is about people with an intellectual disability who experience violence, abuse and neglect
  • We hope this research will give some ideas bout how to support people with an intellectual disability who experience violence, abuse or neglect

About the project/vacancy

  • My name is Jess Keeley, I'm a researcher working on my PhD at Curtin University

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  • My three (3) supervisors and I make up the research team
  • We want our research to uphold the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability which promotes equality for people with disabilities
  • We hope this research will give some ideas about how to support people with an intellectual disability who experience violence, abuse or neglect
  • This study could help other researchers to learn and do respectful research alongside people with an intellectual disability on topics which are important to people with an intellectual disability

About the position

  • We are looking for two (2) people with an intellectual disability to be expert consultants on how we do the research
  • You will be paid for your time and expertise

What am I expected to do?

  • We would like to ask for your ideas about how we can do our research in a way which is respectful, useful and not harmful
  • For example, we will ask you to give us advice on how we can design the research, who we should be talking to in the research, and how we can tell people about the research when we're done
  • We will meet you in person to talk about the research. You can bring someone with you if you like
  • You will be invited to participate in a group chat with other people with an intellectual disability about the research results. You do not have to participate if you do not want to
  • We will provide you with regular updates on the research by email or phone
  • We can meet in Perth City, or at Curtin University Bentley Campus. You will be paid for attending these meetings
  • You do not need to bring anything with you to these meetings graphic of a pen over an open book

 

What skills or experience do I need?

We invite you to apply if:

  • You're 18 years of age or older
  • Live in Perth
  • Are interested in giving your advice on this research

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How long am I expected to be involved?

  • We would have about six (6) meetings and one (1) group chat over three (3) years (from 2019-2021)
  • It would be good if you could be involved for at least one (1) year
  • You do not have to be involved for the whole time and can stop when you like

Where will meetings be held?

  • We can meet in Perth City, or at Curtin University Bentley Campus. You will be paid for attending these meetings

What support is offered?

  • If you take part, you will be paid $30 an hour
  • Jess and her supervisors will be available to help and support you
  • The people from the Consumer and Community Health Research Network will be able to help and support you pair of hands holding words in the air

 

  • Please write why you would like to be involved in the research in the box below and click 'Register your interest'
  • You will then be sent an email with a link which will take you to a profile page on the website. Please fill in your contact information and contact information of people you know (referees) who can speak so the Consumer and Community Health Research Network people
    • Your profile is made behind a secure log in. Which means only yourself and the Consumer and Community Health Research Network people will be able to access your information - no one else will be able to see anything you add to your profile

 

  • Please contact me (Jess) if you want to know more about the position or the research
    • My name: Jess Keeley
    • My phone number: 0468 792 565
    • My email address: jessica.keeley@postgrad.curtin.edu.au
    • Please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested in applying for the role

Applications close: 27 September 2019

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