Professor Trevor Parmenter

Adjunct Professor - School of Rural Medicine

Phone: +61 0296341926

Email: trevor.parmenter@sydney.edu.au

Biography

 (short summary):

NSW Teachers Certificate (Armidale Teachers College) 1952

BA (University of New England) 1972

PhD (Dissertation: An investigation of the strategic behaviour of mildly intellectually handicapped adolescents in acquiring reading skills,(Macquari e University) 1985

From 1997 until his retirement on 4 December, 2009, Professor Emeritus Trevor R. Parmenter held the Foundation Chair of Developmental Disability Studies (CDDS) in the Sydney Medical School University of Sydney. He is Honorary Professor in the Faculties of Education and Social Work and Health Sciences at the University of Sydney; and Adjunct Professor in the School of Rural Medicine, University of New England.

He held the conjoint position of the Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney. Former positions include Professorial Fellow and Director of the Unit for Community Integration Studies at Macquarie University; prior to which he held teaching and administrative positions in the New South Wales Department of Education and Training; commencing his career as a primary teacher at a one teacher school in 1953.

He has been involved in a wide range of international activities including the WHO and the ILO and president of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities from 1996-2000. He chaired the Advisory Committee on Australian and International Disability Data at the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, (AIHW), Canberra, from 2001-2009, and assisted the AIHW in its role as the Australian Collaborating Centre for the revision of the 2001 WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

In 2005 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to research, teaching and services to people with developmental disabilities. In 2006 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New England. In 2010 The Senate of the University of Sydney conferred on him the title of Professor Emeritus for his distinguished research and teaching career. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Macquarie University Alumni Award for Distinguished Service – Profession.

Qualifications

BA PhD FACE FAAIDD FIASSIDD FASSID

Memberships

Fellow and Life Member Australian College of Educators

Fellow of American Association on Intellectual and developmental Disabilities

Fellow of International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Fellow of Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability

Consultancy Interests

Disability Program Evaluation; Disability Policy Development; Behaviours of Concern

Teaching Areas

All aspects of developmental disabilities

Research Interests

    Analysis of Dementia Screening Instruments for People with Intellectual Disability, NSW Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care, 2005-06.  $50,000

    Development of Baseline Data to Monitor Health Plans in the Funded Non-Government Sector, NSW Department of Ageing, Disability & Ageing, 2005-06.  $50,000

    Comparative Analysis of Early Intervention Programs for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Australian Research Council Linkage Project, (with D. Evans), 2005-08.  $877,000

    Research Infrastructure/Project Support, NSW Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care, 2006-07.  $350,000

    A Longitudinal Study of Psychopathology in People with Intellectual Disability, NHMRC Project Grant, (with B. Tonge, S. Einfeld), 2006-10.  $940,500

    Development of Models of Succession Planning for Parents of Persons with a Disability, ARC Linkage Grant, (with M. Donelly, M. Knox, R. Stancliffe), 2007-10.  $440,000

    Grant to Support NSW Developmental Disability Health Unit, NSW Department of Health, 2008-11.  $570,000

    Development of Support Needs Instrument, Victorian Department of Human Services, 2009-10.  $630,000

    Development and Delivery of Disability Staff Training Programs, Australia-Malaysia Institute, 2009-10.  $10,000

    Supporting Ageing-in-Place for people with and into disability: An exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives (with M.Knox, M. Janicki and R. Hussain) Illawarra Retirement Trust Research Foundation. 2013-14. $50,000.

    "It's Different in the Country" Supporting Ageing-in-Place for people with developmental disability: An exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives (with R. Hussain, S. Wark, M. Janicki, P.O'Brien. M. Knox, C. Leggat-Cook) National Disability Research and Program Development Grant. $46,000.

    Keeping my place in the community: achieving successful ageing-in-place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.(with R.Hussain,M. Janicki, M. Knox, N. Hayhoe, P. Armour, C. Leggat-Cook, M.Kingstone) ARC Linkage grant LP 130100168. $ 344,500.

Publications

Parmenter, T.R. (2008).  The present, past and future of the study of intellectual disability: challenges in developing countries.  Salud Publica De Mexico , 50, suppl 2, S124-S131.

McVilly, K., Stancliffe, R., Parmenter, T. R., & Burton-Smith, R. (2008). Remaining open to quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method designs: an unscientific compromise, or good research practice?  International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 35, 151-203.

DiRita, P.A., Parmenter, T.R. & Stancliffe, R.J. (2008).  Utility, economic rationalism and the circumstances of agency.  Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(7), 618-625.

Donelly, M., Hillman, A., Whitaker, L., Rushford, N., Parmenter, T.R., Knox, M. & Stancliffe, R.J. (2008).  Creating a future for adults with Intellectual Disability with ageing parents: Networks of support. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52, 713. (Abstract).

Donelly, M., Hillman, A., Whitaker, L., Rushford, N., Parmenter, T.R., Knox, M. & Stancliffe, R. J. (2008).  Critical analysis of the conceptualisation of care succession. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52, 647. (Abstract).

Hewitt, A., McVilly, K., Parmenter, T.R. & Harman, A. (2008).  Understanding the future of the direct support workforce: A perspective from two countries.  Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52, 762.  (Abstract).

Parmenter, T.R. (2008).  Disability and ageing: Shall we dance?  The Australasian Journal of Diversional Therapy, 2, 4-5.

Wilson, N.J., Cumella, S., Parmenter, T.R., Stancliffe, R.J. & Shuttleworth, R.P. (2009).  Penile hygiene: pubery, paraphimoisis, and personal care for men and boys with an intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 53(3), 106-114.

Riches, V.C., Parmenter, T.R., Llewellyn, G., Hindmarsh, G. & Chan, J. (2009).  I-CAN: A new instrument to classify support needs for people with disability: Part I. Journal of Applied research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22, 326-339.

Riches, V.C., Parmenter, T.R., Llewellyn, G., Hindmarsh, G. & Chan, J. (2009).  The Reliability, Validity and Practical Utility of Measuring Supports using the I-CAN Instrument: Part II.  Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22, 340-353.

Hofer, S.M., Gray, K.M., Piccinin, A.M., Mackinnon, A., Bontempo, D.E., Einfeld,
S.L., Hoffman, L., Parmenter, T.R. & Tonge, B.J. (2009).  Correlated and coupled within-person change in emotional and behavior disturbance in individuals with intellectual disability: Results from the Australian Child to Adult Development (ACAD) study.  American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114(5), 307-321.

Chan, J., Parmenter, T.R. & Stancliffe, R. (2009).  The impact of traumatic brain injury on the mental health outcomes of individuals and their family carers. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 8, 1-10.

Burton-Smith, R., McVilly, K.R., Yazbeck, M., Parmenter, T.R. & Tsutsui, T. (2009).  Quality of life of Australian family carers: Implications for research, policy and practices.  Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability, 6, 189-98.

Burton-Smith, R., McVilly, K.R., Yazbeck, M., Parmenter, T.R. & Tsutsui, T. (2009).  Service and support needs of Australian carers supporting a family member with a disability at home.  Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 34, 239-247.

Whittaker,L., Parmenter, T.R., Knox, M., Donnelly, M., Hillman, A. & Stancliffe, R. (2009). Creating futures for adults with an intellectual disability: Mothers enhancing social support through network development.  Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 6, 156.  (Abstract).

Arnold, S.R.C., Riches, V.C., Parmenter, T.R. & Stancliffe, R.J. (2009).  The I-CAN: Using ehealth to get people the support they need.  Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 4(1), e4.

Wilson, N.J., Parmenter, T.R., Stancliffe, R.J., Shuttleworth, R.P. & Parker, D. (2010).  A masculine perspective of gendered topics in the research literature on men and boys with intellectual disability.  Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 35, 1-8.

Donelly, M., Hillman, A., Stancliffe, R. J., Knox, M., Whitaker, L., & Parmenter, T. R. (2010). The role of informal networks in providing effective work opportunities for people with an intellectual disability. Work, 36, 227-237.

Donelly, M., Hillman, A., Whitaker, L., Knox, M., Shelley, K., Stancliffe, R., & Parmenter, T. (2010). Relationship dynamics among family and friends. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23(5), 521. (Abstract).

Hillman, A., Parmenter, T., Donelly, M., Whitaker, L., Stancliffe, R., & Knox, M. (2010). How person-centred is it? Personal support networks and the complexities of providing support. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23(5), 506. (Abstract)

Wilson, N.J., Parmenter, T.R., Stancliffe, R. J., & Shuttleworth, R.P. (2010). "Conditionally sexual": the sexual health needs of males with ID. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23(5), 477. (Abstract).

Wilson, N.J., Parmenter, T.R., Stancliffe, R. J., & Shuttleworth, R.P. (2010). The health of males with ID: knowledge and gaps. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23(5), 477. (Abstract).

Wilson, N. J., Parmenter, T. R., Stancliffe, R. J., & Shuttleworth, R. P. (Accepted, April 2010). From diminished men to conditionally masculine: toward a salutogenic construct of masculinity for men and boys with an intellectual disability. Men and Masculinities

Carter, M., Evans, D. Parmenter,T.R., Williams, K., Silove, N., Roberts, J., & Clark, T. (2011).Interventions used with an Australian Sample of Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1033-1041.

Gray, K.M., Einfeld, S.L., Tonge, B.J., Parmenter, T., & Taffe, J. (2010). Young people with intellectual disability and mental health needs: Longitudinal change in symptoms. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23(5), 421. (abstract)

Gray, K.M., Piccinin, A.M., Hofer, S.M., Mackinnon, A., Bontempo, D.E., Einfeld, S.L., Parmenter, T., & Tonge, B.J (2011).  The longitudinal relationship between behavior and emotional disturbance in young people with intellectual disability and maternal mental health.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 1194-1204

 Parmenter, T. R. (2011). What is Intellectual Disability: How is it Assessed and Classified? International Journal of Disability Development and Education. 58, 303-319.

Roberts, J., Williams, K., Carter, M., Evans, D., Parmenter, T., Silov, N., Clark, T., & Warren, A. (2011). A randomised controlled trial of two early intervention programs for young children with autism: Centre-based with parent program and home based.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders , 5 , 1553–1566.

Parmenter, T. R. (2011). The essential Sternberg. Essays on intelligence, psychology and education. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 8, 218-219

Wilson, N. J., Parmenter, T. R., Stancliffe, R. J., & Shuttleworth, R. P. (2011). Conditionally Sexualmen and teenage boys with moderate to profound intellectual disability. Sexuality and Disability. 29(3), 275-289.

Wilson, N. J., Shuttleworth, R. P., Stancliffe, R. J., & Parmenter, T. R. (2012). Masculinity theory in applied research with men and boys with intellectual disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 50, (3) 261-272. doi:10.1352/1934-9556-50.3.261

Parmenter, T. R. (2012). A Westerner's impression of the place of people with disability in Asian society. International Journal of Inclusive Education. pp. 1-8  doi: 10.1080/13603116.2012.693394

Chan, J., Arnold, S., Webber, L., Riches, V., Parmenter, T., & Stancliffe, R. (2012). Is it time to drop the term "challenging behaviour"? Learning Disability Practice, 15 (5), 36-38.

Chan, J., Merriman, B., Parmenter, T., & Stancliffe, R. (2012). Rethinking respite policy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 9 (2), 120-126.

Parmenter, T. R. (2012). Review of: Cognitive disability and its challenge to moral philosophy. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. 37 (3) 274- 276. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2012.707383

Hillman, A. Donelly, M., Whitaker, L., Dew, A., Stancliffe, R.J., Knox, M., Shelley, K., &. Parmenter, T.R. (2012). Experiencing rights within positive, person-centred support networks of people with intellectual disability in Australia. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(11), 1065-1075. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01647.x

Arciuli, J., Villar, G., Colmar, S., Evans, D., Einfeld, S., & Parmenter, T. (2013). Home-based reading between mothers and their children with autism spectrum disorders. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, pp. 1-17 | DOI: 10.1080/19404158.2012.747186

Wilson, N. J., Parmenter, T. R., Stancliffe, R. J., & Shuttleworth, R. P. (2013). From diminished men to conditionally masculine: toward a salutogenic construct of masculinity for men and boys with an intellectual disability. Culture Health and Sexuality. (2011 I/F: 1.553). DOI:10.1080/13691058.2013.780262

Foley KR, Jacoby P, Girdler S, Bourke J, Pikora T, Lennox N, Einfeld S, Llewellyn G, Parmenter T, Leonard H. (2013). Functioning and post-school transition outcomes for young people with Down syndrome.Child Care Health and Development 01/2013;

Hillman, A. Donelly, M., Dew, A., Stancliffe, R.J., Whitaker, L., Knox, M., Shelley, K., &. Parmenter, T.R. (2013). The dynamics of support over time in the intentional support networks of nine people with intellectual disability. Disability and Society, 28(7), 922-936. DOI:10.1080/09687599.2012.741515

Gray, K., Piccinin, A., Keating, C., Taffe, J., Parmenter, T.,Hofer, S., Einfeld, S. (2013). Outcomes in young adulthood: Are we achieving community participation and inclusion? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, DOI: 10.111/jir.12069

Gilroy, J., Donelly, M., Colmar, S., & Parmenter, T. (2013). Conceptual framework for policy and research with Indigenous people with disabilities. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2, 42-58.

Foley, K. R.,  Girdler, S.,  Downs, S.,  Jacoby, P., Bourke, J.,  Lennox, N., Einfeld, S.,  Llewellyn, G., Parmenter T. R., &   Leonard, H. (2014).Relationship between family quality of life and day occupations of young people with Down syndrome.Social Psychiatry (Soc Psychiatr Psychiatr Epidemiol)Publisher: Springer Verlag ISSN: 1433-9285 Social Psychiatry 01/2014; DOI:10.1007/s00127-013-0812-x

Wiese, M.Y. & Parmenter, T.R. (2009).  The evolution of person-centred planning in supporting people with a developmental disability. In E. Moore (Ed.), Case management for community practice.  Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 203-225.

Parmenter, T. R. (2011). Promoting training and employment for people with intellectual disabilities: International experiences.  Working Paper #103. Geneva: International Labour Organisation

Parmenter, T.R. (2011).The study of intellectual disability. In H.S. Reinders (Ed.) Authenticity and community. Antwerp-Apeldoorn: Garant. 11-31.

Parmenter, T.R (2014). Inclusion and quality of life: Are we there yet?  In R.I Brown & R. M. Faragher (Eds.) Quality of life and intellectual disability. Knowledge application to other social and educational challenges. New York: Nova Science

Research Supervision Experience

Primary supervisor of 49 successful PhD, Masters Research and Honours candidates.