Researcher

Dr Jane Ye In Hwang

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Social determinants of health, Health and community services, Health equity, Health promotion, Public health, Health management, People with disability, Public participation and community engagement, Causes and prevention of crime

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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's research interests are in social determinants of health. In particular, improving health and reintegration of justice-involved populations, enabling healthy ageing in marginalised populations, and advancing our understanding of autism in...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's research interests are in social determinants of health. In particular, improving health and reintegration of justice-involved populations, enabling healthy ageing in marginalised populations, and advancing our 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 on the University Human Research Ethics Committee B. Jane also co-convenes an undergraduate criminology course at UNSW: CRIM3022; "Public Health and Corrections". Jane is an active member of the Australian Association of Gerontology and is an Executive Committee Member for the NSW Division.


My Grants

Competitive Research Grants 

2022 - Lead Investigator, UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding Grant - $25,827.61 "Turning on the HEADLITEs" towards the first health and digital literacy intervention for older Australians leaving prison. 

2021 - Chief Investigator D, NHMRC Ideas Grants 2021 - $844,050. ASCAPE: Audio App-delivered Screening for Cognition and Age-related Health in Older Prisoners

2021 - Lead Investigator, Australian Association of Gerontology Hal Kendig Research Development Program 2021 - $19,685.22. Understanding the care and service needs of older adults post-incarceration: enabling society’s most disadvantaged to successfully reintegrate and age well

2021 - Lead Investigator, Australian Institute of Criminology Criminology Research Grant 2021-2022 - $38,085.54. Examining the effectiveness of mental health treatment pathways for preventing violent reoffending in at-risk individuals with psychosis

2020 - Co-lead Investigator, UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding Grant - $49,292. The Autism ASSIST Project (Aiding and SuStaining Independence through Smart-home Technology

2019 - Co-Investigator. UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding Grant - $29,992. Project Title: “No Place to Grow Old” The Ageing in Gaol Research Study

2019 - Co-lead Investigator. Australian Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) Project Pitch for Early Career Researchers $5,000. Co-design of a visual resource for assisting autistic individuals presenting to the emergency department with self harm


Commissioned Research

  1. Australian Association of Gerontology (2021-2022) - $20,000. Prison Leavers Project: care and support needs after leaving prison in old age - Preparation of a Background Paper, Position Paper for Government and "Things To Consider" for aged care providers. 

Research support funds

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

My Qualifications

 

PhD - UNSW School of Psychiatry (16/10/2019)

B Psychology (Hons) - Macquarie University


My Awards

 

UNSW School of Population Health Young Investigator Prize 2021 


My Research Activities

Current Projects

  • Lead Investigator - "Turning on the HEADLITes" Towards the first health and digital literacy intervention for older Australians leaving prison (UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding 2022)
  • Lead Investigator - Understanding the care and service needs of older adults post-incarceration: enabling society’s most disadvantaged to successfully reintegrate and age well (Australian Association of Gerontology Hal Kendig Research Development Program Funding 2022-2023)
  • Lead Investigator - Examining the effectiveness of mental health treatment pathways for preventing violent reoffending in at-risk individuals with psychosis (Australian Institute of Criminology Research Grant 2021-2022)
  • Chief Investigator - (NHMRC Ideas grant 2021-2023) ASCAPE: 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
  • Implementation and evaluation of training modules for improving knowledge and confidence regarding autism in Australian Federal Police 
  • ReINVEST trial: a pharmacotherapy RCT for reducing violent behaviour in impulsive men with histories of violent offending 

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


Supervision keywords


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