Researcher

Dr Jane Ye In Hwang

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Biography

Jane is a postdoctoral research associate 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 and interest in improving care and outcomes for justice-involved populations, enabling healthy ageing in marginalised populations, and improving understanding of autism in mid-later life. She has a broad range of mixed-methods...view more

Jane is a postdoctoral research associate 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 and interest in improving care and outcomes for justice-involved populations, enabling healthy ageing in marginalised populations, and improving understanding of autism in mid-later life. She has a broad range of mixed-methods research experience including interviews with vulnerable populations, longitudinal health data collection, data linkage and app development. 

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".


My Grants

Competitive grants

  1. Australian Association of Gerontology Hal Kendig Research Development Program 2021 - $19,685.22, Lead Investigator. Project Title: Understanding the care and service needs of older adults post-incarceration: enabling society’s most disadvantaged to successfully reintegrate and age well
  2. NHMRC Ideas Grants 2021 - $844,050, Chief Investigator D. Project Title: ASCAPE: Audio App-delivered Screening for Cognition and Age-related Health in Older Prisoners
  3. UNSW Ageing Futures Institute 2020 Seed Funding Grant - $49,292, Co-lead investigator. Project Title: The Autism ASSIST Project (Aiding and SuStaining Independence through Smart-home Technology)
  4. Australian Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) Project Pitch for Early Career Researchers 2019 - $5,000 seed funding. Co-design of a visual resource for assisting autistic individuals presenting to the emergency department with self harm
  5. UNSW Ageing Futures Institute 2019 Seed Funding Grant - $29,992, Co-lead Investigator. Project Title: “No Place to Grow Old” The Ageing in Gaol Research Study

 

Research support funds

  1. UNSW School of Population Health Grant Application Support Scheme 2021 - $12,300. Co-lead investigator. 
  2. UNSW School of Population Health Grant Application Support Scheme 2020 - $2,200. Co-lead investigator. 

My Qualifications

 

PhD - UNSW School of Psychiatry (awarded 2019)

B Psychology (Hons) - Macquarie University


My Research Activities

Current Projects

  • Understanding the care and service needs of older adults post-incarceration: enabling society’s most disadvantaged to successfully reintegrate and age well
  • ASCAPE (NHMRC Ideas grant 2021-2023): 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 
  • ReINVEST trial: a pharmacotherapy RCT for reducing violent behaviour in impulsive men with histories of violent offending 
  • Implementation and evaluation of training modules for improving knowledge and confidence regarding autism in Australian Federal Police

Past Projects

  • Autism ASSIST (2020) (Aiding and SuStaining Independence through Smart home Technology) Project - a UNSW Ageing Futures Initiative
  • NSW Department of Justice funded evaluation of the electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders (DVEM) program (2019-2020)
  • Understanding the relationships between psychosis, treatment and reoffending: a NSW data linkage study 
  • PhD - ageing well on the autism spectrum, a mixed-methods investigation 

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

- Justice Health, Offender Health, Ageing Well, Mental Health & Criminal Justice, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neurodiversity


Currently supervising

PhD - School of Population Health, UNSW. Retaining repeat violent offenders in clinical trials & research

PhD - School of Population Health, UNSW. Cognitive risk factors for criminal behaviour in older people

PhD - School of Population Health, UNSW. ASCAPE: A serious game approach to understand and detect cognitive impairment issues in marginalised populations


My Teaching

Current

CRIM3022 - Public Health and Corrections

Past

SOMS1501 - Inside the Criminal Mind

PSYC 2101 - Assessment, Personality and Psychopathology

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Location

Level 2, Samuels Building

Contact

+61 (02) 9348 0073