About Erin

Erin Louise Whittle is a researcher at the Centre for Disability Studies. She has an extensive research background in gender, intellectual disability and access to services and is undertaking a PhD entitled “Gender, Intellectual Disability and Mental Health: Access to mental health services for women with intellectual disability” at UNSW Sydney.

Previous work experience includes the Department of Developmental Disability and Neuropsychiatry, UNSW (3DN), the Black Dog Institute UNSW, and Faces in the Street, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. She has a particular expertise in qualitative and mixed method research, in particular using various qualitative methods and the analysis of large scale lined data sets. She has an interest in inclusive research methods and has been a part of the CDS Inclusive Research Network since 2021. She has published in a number of international journals.


BA (Hons) USYD, Masters of Public Health UNSW