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Biography

Em has a diverse background of research experience which is underpinned by quantitative methodologies and analysis. She began her research career in psychology, and has worked as a consultant for local and regional health and social care agencies, as well as for business and government organisations in the UK and Australia.

Since September 2011 she has been working in the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University and in December 2018 joined the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.

Em has developed a strong track record of research that is generating an evidence base to facilitate the development of practices, programs and policies in order to enable participation of people with cognitive disability and promote their social inclusion, to bring about positive change for people living with disability. Her recent research projects have examined the effectiveness of supported accommodation services for people with cognitive disabilities, and in 2016, Em received funding for a project entitled ‘Dogs as catalysts for inclusion of people with intellectual disability’. This project addressed the lack of research evidence about effective and consistent support to facilitate people with intellectual disabilities having convivial encounters in community or commercial places.

At Monash she is currently working on a project that is building and testing mainstream employment pathways for people with neurological disability.

Research interests

Practices, programs and policies to enable participation of people with cognitive disability

Social inclusion for people with cognitive disability

Mainstream employment pathways for people with neurological disability

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Ph.D, University of Wolverhampton

Feb 2003Apr 2006

Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Wolverhampton

Sep 2004Jun 2005

Psychology & Music, BSc (Hons), University of Roehampton

Sep 1998Jun 2001

External positions

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, La Trobe University

17 Jun 2019 → …

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Research Output 2004 2019

Communication access on trains: a qualitative exploration of the perspectives of passengers with communication disabilities

Bigby, C., Johnson, H., O’Halloran, R., Douglas, J., West, D. & Bould, E., Jan 2019, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 41, 2, p. 125-132 8 p.

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Implementation of active support over time in Australia

Bigby, C., Bould, E. & Beadle-Brown, J., 3 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability. 44, 2, p. 161-173 13 p.

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Comparing costs and outcomes of supported living with group homes in Australia*

Bigby, C., Bould, E. & Beadle-Brown, J., 3 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability. 43, 3, p. 295-307 13 p.

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Measuring practice leadership in supported accommodation services for people with intellectual disability: Comparing staff-rated and observational measures

Bould, E., Beadle-Brown, J., Bigby, C. & Iacono, T., 3 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability. 43, 2, p. 174-182 9 p.

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The role of practice leadership in active support: impact of practice leaders’ presence in supported accommodation services

Bould, E., Beadle-Brown, J., Bigby, C. & Iacono, T., 15 Mar 2018, In : International Journal of Developmental Disabilities. 64, 2, p. 75-80 6 p.

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