Friederike Gadow

Friederike Gadow

 

Friederike is the Co-Leader of Research & Innovation at CDS. Her research interests focus on inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in education, employment and the community. Prior to working as a researcher, she held various positions in the disability sector, including case management, therapy and direct support work. 

Friederike has worked on research projects across a range of topics, including evaluation of disability services, inclusive research and disability service models, specifically person centred approaches to service provision.

Friederike joined CDS in early 2012 and has worked on a number of projects, including:

  • Leadership of uni 2 beyond which enables people with intellectual disabilities to participate in university academic and social life 
  • NSW research coordination of ARC Linkage study “Quality and outcomes of individual supported living arrangements for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities” (Australian Research Council, since 2015)
  • NSW State Expert for evaluation of the trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Department for Social Services, 2013-2015)
  • Quality of Life Study – Stage 1 (NSW Department of Family and Community Services, 2014)
  • Revising the FACS Behaviour Support Policy (NSW Department of Family and Community Services, 2014-15)
  • Person-centred clinical risk assessment (NSW Department of Family and Community Services, 2014-15)
Qualifications:

Magister Artium Special Education, Speech Pathology, LMU Muenchen, Germany (comparable to Master of Arts).

PhD candidate, University of Sydney (since 2015)

Teaching:
  • Curriculum development and teaching of Social Skills and Sexuality Module within Diploma of Disability in Australia and Singapore (2013/14)
  • Curriculum development and teaching at postgraduate level EDPD5005: Early Language Learning Issues - Supporting Communication, Language and Early Literacy Development (Master of Special Education Retraining Program, Faculty of Education and Social Work) (2013/14)

 

Publications:

Journal Articles

  1. Cocks, E., Thoresen, S. H., O'Brien, P., McVilly, K., Thomson, A., Gadow, F., ... & Prain, M. (2016). Examples of individual supported living for adults with intellectual disability. Journal of intellectual disabilities: JOID, 20(2), 100-8
  2. Fisher, K. R., Lutz, D., Gadow, F., Robinson, S., & Gendera, S. (2015). A transformative framework for deinstitutionalisation. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2(1), 60-72.
  3. Adrian, S., Airey, J., Bannerman, J., Butler, S., Butters, A., Deane, J., Gadow, F., Griffiths, R., Hamilton, L., Jessep, S. and Kim, J. (2013). An inclusive research approach to exploring the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities at work. Intellectual Disability Australasia, 34(1), 14-17.

Conference Papers

  1. Gadow, F. (2016). Inclusive Education Program: The Sydney Experience. Zero Project Conference 2016, UN Headquarters Vienna, 10-12 February 2016.
  2. Arnold, S.A., Gadow, F., & Riches, V. (2015). Revising the FACS NSW Behaviour Support Policy and Practice Manual. 50th Annual ASID Conference Making it real together! Melbourne, Australia 11-13 November 2015.
  3. Bonati, M., & Gadow, F. (2015). Promoting Access to University Curriculum for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Through Service-Learning. 50th Annual ASID Conference Making it real together! Melbourne, Australia 11-13 November 2015.
  4. Riches, V., & Gadow, F. (2015). Person-centred clinical risk - putting the person first. 50th Annual ASID Conference Making it real together! Melbourne, Australia 11-13 November 2015.
  5. O’Brien, P., Gadow, F., Rivas, M., Doukakis, E., Lally, N., Knox, M. & Mills, A. (2013). Inclusive Education at the University of Sydney: Tertiary Education for People with Intellectual Disability. 48th Annual ASID Conference Our Time, Sydney, Australia, 6-8 Nov 2013.
  6. Gadow, F., Maher, P., Knox, M., O’Brien, P. & Arnold, S. (2013). Person Centredness and Organisational Cultural Shift: Outcomes for People Supported. 48th Annual ASID Conference Our Time, Sydney, Australia, 6-8 Nov 2013.

 

Reports

  1. Knox, M., O’Connor, B., Gadow, F.& O’Brien, P (2013). The Impact of Person Centred Training on Sunshine Staff, for The Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home, Centre for Disability Studies, Affiliate, University of Sydney.
  2. O’Brien, P., Riches, V., Knox, M. & Gadow, F.(2012). Real Lives Real Places Demonstration Project: A Review Final Report, for Minda Incorporated, Centre for Disability Studies, Affiliate, University of Sydney.
  3. Fisher, K., Gendera, S., Gadow, F., Lutz, D., Kayess, R., Meltzer, A., & Robinson, S. (2013). Closure of Grosvenor, Peat Island and Lachlan Large residential centres–post implementation review. UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, 1.

Working Papers

  1. Gadow, F., & Riches, V. (2014). Practice Guide to Person Centred Clinical Risk Assessment. Prepared for NSW Department of Family & Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care. Centre for Disability Studies, University of Sydney.