Dr Michelle Bellon

Position/s:Lecturer
Centre for the Analysis of Educational Futures (ASRI)
Phone: +61 8 82013645
Email:
Location: Sturt South Wing (S273)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

Michelle Bellon joined the Disability and Community Inclusion Unit at Flinders University as a Lecturer in 2004. Her research, professional involvement and teaching combine interests in epilepsy, acquired brain injury and family/care-giver supports.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability Studies) (Honours), PhD

Honours, awards and grants

Epilepsy Association Research Scholarship, 2003
International Bureau of Epilepsy's Outstanding Person with Epilepsy Award, Australian Winner 2010

Key responsibilities

Undergraduate Course Coordinator, Disability & Developmental Education, School of Medicine

Teaching

Teaching interests

Epilepsy

Rehabilitation

Acquired Brain Injury

Counselling Skills

Physical and Multiple Disabilities

Topic Coordinator:

  • DSRS1211  Introduction to Neurological Rehabilitation
  • DSRS4103  Community Rehabilitation and Acquired Brain Injury
  • DSRS4112  Sensory, Physical and Multiple Disabilities
  • DSRS9051  Rehabilitation and Learning following Brain Injury
  • EDSP9008  Management of Physical and Multiple Disabilities
  • REHB8024  Counselling and Education in Clinical Rehabilitation

Topic Lecturer:

  • DSRS1211  Introduction to Neurological Rehabilitation
  • DSRS4103  Community Rehabilitation and Acquired Brain Injury
  • DSRS4112  Sensory, Physical and Multiple Disabilities
  • DSRS9008  Management of Physical and Multiple Disabilities
  • DSRS9051  Rehabilitaiton and Learning following Brain Injury
  • REHB8024  Counselling and Education in Clinical Rehabilitation

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Disability
  • Other medical and health sciences

Research interests

Community Based Rehabilitation following Acquired Brain Injury
Mentoring
Epilepsy and seizure disorders
Family and caregiver supports

Supervisory interests

  • Brain injury
  • Disability rehabilitation
  • Disability support workers
  • Disability, qualitative research
  • Epilepsy

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor: Acquired Brain Injury and Challenging Behaviours (1); Collaborative Services following Traumatic Brain Injury (1);

Associate supervisor: Online social networking for people with Intellectual Disability (1); Service Quality and Innovation in Community Access Services for people with disabilities (1); 'Long-term' Disability Support Workers (1);

Completion

Principal supervisor: Family Caregivers & Acquired Brain Injury (1);

Associate supervisor: Acquired Brain Injury, Resilience and Executive Functioning (1);

Publications

Refereed journal articles
  • Bellon, M.L., Walker, C. and Peterson, C. (2013). Seizure-Related Injuries and Hospitalisations: Self-report data from the 2010 Australian Epilepsy Longitudinal Survey. Epilepsy and Behavior, 26(1) pp. 7-10. [10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.10.019]
  • Bellon, M.L., Walker, C., Peterson, C. and Cookson, P. (2013). The 'E' word: Epilepsy and perceptions of unfair treatment from the 2010 Australian Epilepsy Longitudinal Survey. Epilepsy and Behavior, 27(1) pp. 251-256. [10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.01.016]
  • Bellon, M.L. and Rees, R.J. (2009). Improving the management of posttraumatic epilepsy following brain injury: a psychoeducational program. International Journal of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation, 8(1) [Link]
  • Rees, R.J. and Bellon, M.L. (2007). Post concussion syndrome ebb and flow: longitudinal effects and management. Neurorehabilitation, 22(3) pp. 229-242. [Link]
  • Bellon, M.L. and Rees, R.J. (2006). The effect of context on communication: a study of the language and communication skills of adults with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 20(10) pp. 1069-1078. [doi:10.1080/02699050600909813]
  • Rees, R.J. and Bellon, M.L. (2002). The acquisition of communication skills by people with brain injury: some comparisons with children wih autism. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 49(2) pp. 175-189. [doi:10.1080/103491220141758]
Journal articles
  • Bellon, M.L. (2011). The Psychosocial effects of Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) The Epilepsy Report, 2 pp. 4-6.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2008). Joy Higgs et al, 'Communicating in the health and social sciences' (book review) Health Sociology Review, 17(1) pp. 112-113.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2007). Epilepsy and Memory. The Epilepsy Report, 2 pp. 6-8.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2007). Relaxation techniques for people with epilepsy: some benefits and cautions. The Epilepsy Report, 1 pp. 19-21.

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Refereed journal articles
  • Bellon, M.L., Walker, C. and Peterson, C. (2013). Seizure-Related Injuries and Hospitalisations: Self-report data from the 2010 Australian Epilepsy Longitudinal Survey. Epilepsy and Behavior, 26(1) pp. 7-10. [10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.10.019]
  • Bellon, M.L., Walker, C., Peterson, C. and Cookson, P. (2013). The 'E' word: Epilepsy and perceptions of unfair treatment from the 2010 Australian Epilepsy Longitudinal Survey. Epilepsy and Behavior, 27(1) pp. 251-256. [10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.01.016]
  • Bellon, M.L. and Rees, R.J. (2009). Improving the management of posttraumatic epilepsy following brain injury: a psychoeducational program. International Journal of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation, 8(1) [Link]
  • Rees, R.J. and Bellon, M.L. (2007). Post concussion syndrome ebb and flow: longitudinal effects and management. Neurorehabilitation, 22(3) pp. 229-242. [Link]
  • Bellon, M.L. and Rees, R.J. (2006). The effect of context on communication: a study of the language and communication skills of adults with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury, 20(10) pp. 1069-1078. [doi:10.1080/02699050600909813]
  • Rees, R.J. and Bellon, M.L. (2002). The acquisition of communication skills by people with brain injury: some comparisons with children wih autism. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 49(2) pp. 175-189. [doi:10.1080/103491220141758]
Journal articles
  • Bellon, M.L. (2011). The Psychosocial effects of Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) The Epilepsy Report, 2 pp. 4-6.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2008). Joy Higgs et al, 'Communicating in the health and social sciences' (book review) Health Sociology Review, 17(1) pp. 112-113.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2007). Relaxation techniques for people with epilepsy: some benefits and cautions. The Epilepsy Report, 1 pp. 19-21.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2007). Epilepsy and Memory. The Epilepsy Report, 2 pp. 6-8.
Conference publications
  • Bellon, M.L. (2013). Experiences and needs of families living with Acquired Brain Injury in South Australia: Results from Families4Families Stage 1 Research. In ASSBI. Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment: Brain Impairment Conference. 36th Annual Brain Impairment Conference. Hobart, Tasmania. May 2013, pp. 50-50.
  • Kooi, A., Scholten, I. and Bellon, M.L. (2013). Speech Language pathologists' practice of client-centred care in rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. Speech Pathology Australia National Concerence. Broadbeach, Queensland. Jun 2013.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2012). Living with posttraumatic epilepsy. International Epilepsy and Society Symposium. Manilla, Philippines. Mar 2012.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2012). It's not just me: Experiences and needs of families living with ABI in South Australia. SA Rehabilitation Research Forum. Glenelg, Adelaide. Mar 2013.
  • Bellon, M.L. and Farnden, J. (2011). Families4Families: ABI support network. Novita Acquired Brain Injury Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Nov 2011.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2010). Practical ways to live with memory difficulties. 8th Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Congress, Epilepsy and Society Symposium. Melbourne, Australia. Oct 2010.
  • Bellon, M.L. and Riley, R. (2008). Strengthening Communities: construction and evaluation of a mentoring program for adults with traumatic brain injury. 2nd International Conference on Alcohol & Other Drug Related Brain Injury & BIA National Conference. Melbourne, Australia. Sep 2008.
  • Bellon, M.L., Gardner, J. and Riley, R. (2008). Strengthening communities: a mentoring program for people with acquired brain injury. 11th European Conference on Epilepsy and Society. Marseille, France. Oct 2008.
  • Bellon, M.L. and Needs, G. (2008). Walk thru walls: drama therapy for adults with acquired brain injury. 2nd International Conference on Alcohol & Other Drug Related Brain Injury & BIA National Conference. Melbourne, Adelaide. Sep 2008.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2006). Management of at-risk behaviour. Brain Injury Australia National Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. May 2006.
  • Bellon, M.L. and Gardner, J. (2006). Strengthening Communities: construction and evaluation of a mentoring program for adults with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury Australia Conferene "Insights & Solutions" Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Jun 2006.
  • Bellon, M.L. (2004). Management of posttraumatic epilepsy in people with brain injury: a psychoeducational perspective [abstract] In Brain impairment. Bowden Hills, QLD: Australian Academic Press Pty Ltd. ASSBI/INS annual meeting, pp. 172-172.
Other public research outputs
  • Bellon, M.L. (2012). Experiences and needs of families living with acquired brain injury in South Australia: Stage 1 Research Report. [Link]
  • Bellon, M.L. (2008). Strengthening Communities: A Mentoring Program for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury. Community Re-entry Program Research Report, pp. 1-35. [Link]

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Professional and community engagement

Board member, Epilepsy Association of SA & NT (Epilepsy Centre)

Board member, Community Re-entry Program

Expertise for media contact

  • Acquired Brain Injury Community integration and learning following ABI
  • Epilepsy Psychosocial issues

Subject/s

  • Disability


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