Our People

image-9_cmyk_rgbThe Centre for Disability Studies employs a range of Skilled Professionals from Research Associates, to Psychologists, Doctors, Nurses and Administrative Staff. 

Click on an individual’s name below to read a brief biography and view contact details:

 CDS Staff – Camperdown

Professor Patricia O’Brien – Director

Bruce O’Brien – Administrative Assistant

David Ackling-Jones –  Training & Development Officer

Emma Doukakis – Research & Training Officer

Friederike Gadow – Research Fellow & PhD Candidate

Jemima MacDonald – Education, Development & Research Officer

Jessica Buhne – NDCO Coordination Officer & Education Research Officer

Jack Kelly – Inclusive Research Assistant

Laura Hogan – Leader in Education, Training & NDIS

Peta Hurst – Personal Assistant & Team Assistant

Samuel Arnold – Research Fellow & Analytical Psychologist

Tanya Riches – Training, Development & Research Officer

Vera Laptev – NDCO Coordination Officer

Vivienne Riches – Clinical Professor, Psychologist & Senior Research Fellow

CDS- Clinic Staff

Dr Seeta Durvasula – Clinic Manager

Elizabeth Hammond (Hartley) – Clinic Coordinator

Dr Elizabeth Thompson – Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Yvette Vella – Developmental and General Paediatrician

CDS Associates

Arne Mueller – Training, Research & Development Officer

Barrie O’Connor – Research Associate

Jeffrey Chan – Research Associate

Marie Knox – Consultant & Inclusive Research Coordinator

Ray Murray – Consultant, PATH & Person Centred Facilitator

Trevor Parmenter – Professor Emeritus


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Lok Nath Bhusalwhich type of study you are providing ? Is included Intellectual disability ?

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