Dr Louisa Smith

Dr Louisa Smith

Campus: Kensington

Louisa’s research interests centre on the relationship between experiences of disability and social policy and social change.  Her research works across the disciplines of sociology, disability studies and policy studies.

She is lecturer and Lead Learning and Teaching in the Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program (IDBS), a collaboration between UNSW and the Family and Community Services (Ageing, Disability and Home Care). IDBS aims to increase workforce capacity and research to...

Louisa’s research interests centre on the relationship between experiences of disability and social policy and social change.  Her research works across the disciplines of sociology, disability studies and policy studies.

She is lecturer and Lead Learning and Teaching in the Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program (IDBS), a collaboration between UNSW and the Family and Community Services (Ageing, Disability and Home Care). IDBS aims to increase workforce capacity and research to support people with intellectual disabilities and complex support needs to lead better lives. Louisa leads the learning and teaching for IDBS, increasing understanding and awareness about intellectual disabilities and complex support needs both in the university and in the service sector.

Prior to coming to UNSW in the middle of 2014, Louisa was Research Associate on a qualitative longitudinal study of young people with disabilities transitioning to adulthood in NSW and Victoria. In 2012 Louisa completed a doctorate in sociology at The University of Sydney which examined the gender contradictions and gender resources involved in working in gender-anomalous work.

Location

Room: 170 Morven Brown

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 2608