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Dr Jane Hwang

Dr Jane Hwang
+61 (02) 9348 0073

Jane is an early career researcher in the Justice Health Research Program at the School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney. She completed her PhD in the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney.

Jane has expertise in ageing well in marginalised populations, forensic psychiatry, neurodiversity, and the health of justice-involved populations. She has a broad range of mixed-methods research experience on a range of projects including: evaluating programs for reducing violent offending and reoffending, investigating accelerated ageing/frailty in Australia's growing older prisoner population, and conceptualising 'ageing well' for adults on the autism spectrum. 

She is an associate investigator with the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, an associate of the UNSW Human Rights Institute, a UNSW Medicine Equity Diversity and Inclusion Cultural Diversity working group member and currently serves as communications coordinator for the Medicine Faculty Early Career Academics Network (Med ECAN). Jane also co-convenes an undergraduate criminology course at UNSW: CRIM3022; "Public Health and Corrections".

Research activities

Current Projects

  • ASCAPE (NHMRC Ideas grant): Audio delivered screening for cognition and age-related health in older prisoners - innovations in measuring the health and care needs of older prisoners both in prison and upon release 
  • NSW Department of Justice funded evaluation of the electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders (DVEM) program 
  • ReINVEST trial: a pharmacotherapy RCT for reducing violent behaviour in impulsive men with histories of violent offending 
  • Understanding the relationships between psychosis, treatment and reoffending: a NSW data linkage study 
  • Implementation and evaluation of training modules for improving knowledge and confidence regarding autism in Australian Federal Police

Past Projects

  • Autism ASSIST (Aiding and SuStaining Independence through Smart home Technology) Project - a UNSW Ageing Futures Initiative
  • PhD - ageing well on the autism spectrum, a mixed-methods investigation