Professor Stephen Winn

Adjunct Professor - School of Rural Medicine

Stephen Winn

Phone: +61 (07) 4631 2902

Mobile: 0477 090 904

Email: stephen.winn@usq.edu.au

Biography

Professor Stephen Winn is currently Head, School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood at the University of Southern Queensland. He was previously Deputy Head of School (Academic) for the Joint Medical Program in the School of Rural Medicine.

He has published scholarly works in Australia and internationally and has close connections with the University of California Irvine School of Medicine where he is currently an affiliate. Professor Winn is one of Australia's leading researchers and academics with an active focus upon public health, social inclusion disability and telemedicine and tele-health.  He is an Australian Research Council assessor in the area of Public Health.  

Professor Winn has a PhD from Flinders University South Australia, Faculty of Health Science, in the area of deafness and hearing impairment.

He is currently the Chief Investigator on a joint collaborative project with CSIRO Smarter Safer Homes for Older Australians.

Qualifications

Dip.Teach (Adelaide), B.Ed, M.Ed., Ph.D (Flinders)

Memberships

  • Member of ACEL
  • Affiliate University of California Irvine School of Medicine
  • Visiting scholar Nanyang Technical University

Consultancy Interests

Telemedicine, tele-health, regional and rural health delivery, deafness, hearing impairment, autism and autistic spectrum disorders.

Consultancy Reports

Hay, I., & Winn, S. (2003) Issues and Recommendations for the Education of Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A case study review of a Secondary school (Merrimac High), 53pp

Iverson, G., Tidswell, A., Winn, S., & Connelly, M (1997) Services SA, Anangu Schools Feasibility Study, 158pp

Services SA, DECS Facilities Design Standards and Guidelines, 1997, (Winn, S.) contributor to standards and guidelines, 85 pp

Winn, S., & Kemp, E. (2002), Technical Proposal for Periodic Training Aus GUIDE and Presentation Group Facilitation Skills Project, 11 pp    

Winn, S., & Kemp. E., (2002) Faculty of Education, Griffith University, Capability Statement, Aus AID, 6 pp

Winn, S. (2000) Review of Madang Teachers College, Special Education, Aus AID, PASTEP, 14 pp

Winn, S. (1999) Special Education, Defining and implementing inclusive practice, Aus AID, PASTEP, 14 pp

Winn, S. (1999) Review of PASTEP Special Education, Aus AID, PASTEP, 11 pp

Winn, S. (1999/2000) Department of Defence C130 Flight Simulator Acoustic Design, 50 pp

Winn, S. (1998/1999) Department of Defence Proof and Testing Range Redevelopment Acoustic design and development of the teaching and learning environments and acoustic separation for speech privacy in office accommodation.  25 pp

Winn, S. (1998)    Services SA, Berri/Glossop High School upgrade, new development, 7 pp

Winn, S. (1997) DECS Facilities Management Services Blackwood Primary School  - Acoustic report, analysis, assessment, resolution and costing, 8 pp

Winn, S. (1997) Walkerville City Council, Acoustic & access report, analysis, assessment, resolution and costing 11 pp

Current Industry Collaboration

o    Australian Hearing
o    The Spastic Centre NSW
o    House with No Steps NSW
o    Disability Professionals, Australia
o    Disability Professionals, Victoria
o    Disability Professionals New South Wales
o    ON-Focus Casino, Lismore
o    ACES, Port Macquarie
o    Coffs Harbour Support Services NSW
o    Ascent Group Armidale
o    Nambucca Valley Phoenix
o    Grafton Community College
o    RED Inc.
o    Clarence Valley Community Services

Teaching Areas

Telemedicine, tele-health, regional and rural health delivery, deafness, hearing impairment, autism and autistic spectrum disorders.

Research Interests

Medical education, telemedicine, tele-health, rural regional health and resilience, ageing, gerontology, on-line high definition video engagement, disability, deafness, public health.

Publications

Books

Winn,S., Hay,I.,Riches, V.,& Parmenter, T. (2010). Moving On.Transition from Primary School to High School for children with a disability. A Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care New South Wales Government publication Book 32 pages.Published UNE Press, Armidale ISBN978-1-921597-08-4
 
Winn,S., Hay,I.,Riches, V.,& Parmenter, T. (2010). Stepping Out. Transition from High School to the Community for Young Adults with a Disability. A Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care New South Wales Government publication Book 32 pages.Published UNE Press, Armidale  ISBN978-1-921597-09-1

Recent Publications (Refereed Journals)

Winn, S. & Hay, I. (2007). Transition from School for Youth with a Disability: Issues and Challenges. Disability and Society. (Accepted)

Winn, S. (2007). Pre-service preparation of teachers of the deaf in the 21st century: a case study of Griffith University, Australia. American Annals of the Deaf, 152(1), 312-319.

Winn, S. (2007). Sign language acquisition and use by single generation deaf adults in Australia who had attended specific educational settings for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Sign Language Studies 8(1), 59-71.

Winn, S. (2007). Employment outcomes for the congenitally deaf in Australia. An analysis of four studies conducted over 30 years. American Annals of the Deaf, 15(4),382-390.

Winn, S. (2006). Is there a link between hearing aid use, employment and income? American Annals of the Deaf, 151(4), 434-440.

Hay, I., & Winn, S. (2005). Students with Asperger's Syndrome in an inclusive secondary school environment: Teachers', Parents' and Students' Perspectives Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2005, 29, 2, 140-154.

Winn, S., & Zundans, L. (2004) University and School connections: Enhancing literacy development of primary aged children with challenging needs and the skills of special education teachers in training. Special Education Perspectives, 13(1), 75-88.

Recent Publications (Refereed Conference Papers)

Winn, S. & Lewis, R. (2010). Virtual Synchronous Supervision of Professional Experience and Virtual Synchronous Engagement of Experienced Practitioners
Hosting and Harvesting Conference Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Sydney 29 September-1 October
 
Winn, S. (2009).  Virtual synchronous supervision of professional experience: issues and challenges. E-learn 2009 World Conference on E-learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education, October 26-30 Vancouver Canada.

Winn, S. (2005) Post-school outcomes for congenitally deaf adults. Refereed Conference paper, International Conference for Educators of the Deaf, Maastrich, Netherlands. 17-20 July, 2005.

Winn, S. (2005). Post-school outcomes for congenitally deaf adults in Australia: A marginalized minority. Transitions and Risk: New Directions in Social Policy, International Social Policy Conference, 23-25 February, Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne

Hay, I., & Winn, S. (2004). Students with Asperger's Syndrome in an inclusive secondary school environment: A convergence of teacher, parent and student perspectives. Australian Special Education National Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, September 2004.

Hay, I. & Winn, S. (2003). The sources of stress for special educators working in inclusive environments. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cognition, Language, and Special Education Research: Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 5-7 December.

Hay, I., & Winn, S. (2004). Managing School Reviews and Facilities Evaluations within an Inclusive Education Environment. Australian Federation of Special Education Association National Conference, Brisbane-Rydges September 15-19.

Published manuscripts

Winn, S. (2010). Learning Circles Breaking the Isolation Cycle
http://www.deewr.gov.au/Skills/Programs/LitandNum/LiteracyNet/GeneralResources/Pages/AdultGeneralEducation.aspx

Winn, S. (2010). Learning Circles Breaking Isolation Cycle Manual
http://www.deewr.gov.au/Skills/Programs/LitandNum/LiteracyNet/GeneralResources/Pages/AdultGeneralEducation.aspx

Winn, S. (2010). Learning Circles Breaking Isolation Cycle Manual the Buddies Book
http://www.deewr.gov.au/Skills/Programs/LitandNum/LiteracyNet/GeneralResources/Pages/AdultGeneralEducation.aspx
 
Winn, S. & Hay, I. (2009). Transition from School for Youth with a Disability: Issues and Challenges. Disability and Society. Vol. 24,1, 103-115.

Research Supervision Experience

PhD supervision in the areas of disability, deafness, public health, ageing.