Sally Robinson's research interests and experience centre on the belonging and connection of young people with intellectual disability in their communities; personal safety and resilience of young people with disability who experience abuse, neglect and harm; social policy and disability programs; individualised approaches to support; and participatory and inclusive research methods. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Collaborative Research Network program at the Centre for Children and Young People at SCU. Sally has been involved in a range of research and evaluation in the social policy arena over the past decade, focusing particularly on safety, accommodation and social exclusion concerns of people with disability. Sally completed her PhD in 2010 at Griffith University. Her thesis took a narrative approach to understanding the lived experience of people with intellectual disability of emotional and psychological abuse and neglect in disability accommodation services. She also has Masters degrees in Arts (education/rehabilitation)(MACQ) and Policy and Applied Social Research (MACQ). Prior to life as a researcher, Sally has a long history of advocacy and support work with people with intellectual disability.
Understanding emotional and psychological harm of people with intellectual disability: an evolving framework (with Lesley Chenoweth), Journal of Adult Protection (2012)
Purpose: A schema for more clearly understanding the emotional and psychological abuse and neglect of...
Preventing abuse in accommodation services: from procedural responses to protective cultures (with Lesley Chenoweth), Journal of Intellectual Disabilities (2011)
This article reviews current approaches of disability accommodation services to addressing the abuse and neglect...
Will policy makers hear my disability experience? how participatory research contributes to managing interest conflict in policy implementation (with Karen R. Fisher), Social Policy and Society (2010)
Participatory evaluation gives primacy to the experience of people affected by the policy. How realistic...
In the hot seat: corporate governance by people with cognitive disability, Intellectual Disability Australasia (2005)
Towards a comprehensive and integral international convention to promote and protect the rights of persons with disability, Human Rights Defender (2003)
Popular Press: Book review, newsletters etc.
Enabling and protecting: proactive approaches to addressing the abuse and neglect of children and young people with disability, Children With Disability Australia (2012)
Many families report to Children With Disability Australia that their children are subjected to limited...
Participatory research improves policy implementation (with Karen Fisher), UNSW Social Policy Research Centre Newsletter (2008)
More than getting through the gate: the involvement of parents with disability in their childrens' school education, Link (2003)
Insult and injury: a narrative approach to understanding the emotional and psychological abuse and neglect of people with intellectual disability in disability accommodation services, PhD thesis, Griffith University (2010)
Participatory and inclusive approaches to disability program evaluation (with Karen R. Fisher), 2012 AES (Australasian Evaluation Society) International Conference (2012)
Beyond sticks and stones: emotional and psychological abuse of people with intellectual disability, Hate Crimes Conference (2011)
Can policy to address some rights address breaches of other disability rights? (with Karen Fisher Assoc Prof), 45th ASSID Australasian Conference (2010)
Governments must implement the UN CRPD. In practice, government prioritises policies relating to some rights...
1000 Voices: non traditional narrative methodologies and people with intellectual disability, International Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability European Congress (2010)
Giving up your personal information to researchers (with Robert Strike), Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2006)
Evaluation of the Self Directed Support Pilot (with Sandra Gendera, Karen Fisher, Natalie Clements, Christine Eastman, and Ioana Oprea), Disability and Community Care Services (2012)
Disability and Community Care Services, Department of Communities commissioned an evaluation of the outcomes, process...
Evaluation of the Self Directed Support Pilot for children and young adults with a physical disability: baseline report (with Sandra Gendera, Karen Fisher, and Christine Eastman), Queensland Department of Communities (2011)
Evaluation of the Self Directed Support Pilot: second report (with Sandra Gendera, Karen R. Fisher, Natalie Clements, and Christine Eastman), Department of Communities, Disability and Community Care Services Queensland (2011)
Getting the healthcare you need: an advocacy toolkit for people using the healthcare system in Queensland (with Lel D'aegher), Health Consumers Queensland (2011)