Researcher

Dr Jane Ye In Hwang

Keywords

Biography

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...view more

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".


My Grants

  1. NHMRC Ideas Grant 2021 -  Project Title: "ASCAPE: Audio App-delivered Screening for Cognition and Age-related Health in Older Prisoners"
  2. UNSW Ageing Futures Institute 2019 Seed Funding Grant - Project Title: “No Place to Grow Old” The Ageing in Gaol Research Study
  3. UNSW Ageing Futures Institute 2020 Seed Funding Grant - Project Title: The Autism ASSIST Project (Aiding and SuStaining Independence through Smart-home Technology)
  4. Australian Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) 2019 Project Pitch for Early Career Researchers - Co-design of a visual resource to assist youth during visits to emergency departments for self-harm

My Qualifications

B Psychology (Hons) - Macquarie University

PhD - UNSW (awarded 2019)


My 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 

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


My Teaching

CRIM3022 - Public Health and Corrections

SOMS1501 - Inside the Criminal Mind

View less

Location

Level 2, Samuels Building

Contact

+61 (02) 9348 0073