Ms B-J Dee-Price

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Betty-Jean (B-J) has worked as a sessional lecturer and tutor (social work) at Flinders University and UniSA since 2007. Prior to this, she practised social work in a variety of roles including a Professional Services Officer (PSO3) role in community health, as well as the management of drug treatment services for offenders in correctional settings. In 2013 B-J was awarded a full scholarship from the Southgate Institute for Health Society and Equity, enabling her pursuance of interests in disability (complex communication needs, and disability-friendly research methodology). Having submitted her thesis for examination, B-J consults within the field of disability, including the writing of disability policy (Department of the Premier and Cabinet) and in sector training. She is an active research partner of CP Alliance and Sydney University, and committee member of the Australasian Association of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Qualifications
  • PhD candidate (current) Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity - Flinders University - South Australia
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Charles Sturt University - New South Wales – Australia
  • Graduate Diploma of Social Science - University of South Australia
  • Master of Education Studies - University of Adelaide - South Australia
  • Bachelor of Education - South Australian College of Advanced Education - South Australia
Honours, awards and grants
  • Emerging Researchers Travel Award. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) - 2015.
  • Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity PhD scholarship - commenced 2013.
  • Department for Correctional Services South Australia, research grant - 2002.
Key responsibilities
  • Completion of PhD requirements.
  • Sessional teaching (social work).
  • Casual Policy and Research Officer - Office of Hon Kelly Vincent MLC.
Research interests

Research interests and experience include -

  • Communication access (people experiencing complex communication barriers/disability).
  • Research methodology - people with complex needs.
  • Research equity and disability.
  • Cerebral palsy.

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