Published Research - Disability, Ageing and Carers Survey


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Aitken, Z. et al. 2017, 'Does social support modify the effect of disability acquisition on mental health? A longitudinal study of Australian adults', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, pp. 1-9.

Brown, L., Hansnata, E. and La, H.A. 2017, 'The Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056', Report Prepared for Alzheimer’s Australia.

Schofield, D.,Shrestha, R.N., Cunich, M.M.,Tanton,. R., Veerman, L., Kelly, S.J. and Passey, M.E. 2017, 'Economic costs of chronic disease through lost productive life years (PLYs) among Australians aged 45–64 years from 2015 to 2030: results from a microsimulation model', BMJ Open, vol. 6, No. 9.

Brett, M. 2016, 'Disability and Australian Higher Education: Policy Drivers for Increasing Participation', Chapter in Student Equity in Australian Higher Education, pp. 87-108.

Krnjacki, L., Emerson, E., Llewellyn, G. and Kavanagh, A. M. 2016, 'Prevalence and risk of violence against people with and without disabilities: findings from an Australian population-based study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 40 No. 1, pp. 16–21.

Man, N.W., Wade, C. and Llewellyn. G. 2016, 'Prevalence of parents with intellectual disability in Australia', Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 173-179.

Schofield, D., Shrestha, R. and Cunich, M. 2016, 'Counting the cost - The current and future burden of arthritis', Report prepared for Arthritis Australia.

Schofield, D., Shrestha, R.N., Cunich, M.M., Passey, M.E., Veerman, L., Tanton, R. and Kelly, S.J. 2016, 'The costs of diabetes among Australians aged 45–64 years from 2015 to 2030: projections of lost productive life years (PLYs), lost personal income, lost taxation revenue, extra welfare payments and lost gross domestic product from Health&WealthMOD2030', BMJ Open, vol. 7, No. 1.

Whiteford, H., Buckingham, B., Harris, M., Diminic, S., Stockings, E. and Degenhardt, L. 2016, 'Estimating the number of adults with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex, multi-agency needs', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1-11.

Zhou, Q. 2016, Accessing disability services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia. Disability and Rehabilitation. vol. 38, No. 9, pp. 844-852.

Cavanagh, A.M., Krnjacki, L., Aitken, Z., LaMontagne, A.D., Beer, A., Baker, E., and Bentley, R. 2015, 'Intersections between disability, type of impairment, gender and socio-economic disadvantage in a nationally representative sample of 33,101 working-aged Australians', Disability and Health Journal, vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 191-199.

Kaiser, S. and Schulze, G.C. 2015, 'Between inclusion and participation: Young carers who are absent from school', Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 314-328.

Long, B 2015, 'The NDIS as a 'Good News" story - Perspectives from economics and Catholic social thought', St Mark's Review, No. 232, pp. 81-95.

Payer, H., Brokensha, H. and Taylor, A. 2015, 'Who Cares? - Profiling Carers in the Northern Territory', Charles Darwin University, Northern Institute, Issue 3.

Schofield, D.J., Shrestha, R.N., Cunich, H., Tanton, R., Kelly, S., Passey, M.E and Veerman, L.J. 2015, 'Lost productive life years caused by chronic conditions in Australians aged 45-64 years, 2010-2030', The Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 203, No. 6.

Abello, A., Cassells, R., Daly, A., D'Souza, G. and Miranti, R. 2015, 'Youth social exclusion in Australian communities: A new index', NATSEM Working Paper 2014/25, University of Canberra.

Russi, M.V. 2014, 'NDIS and occupational therapy: Compatible in intention and purpose from the consumer perspective', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol. 61, No. 5, pp. 364-370.

Callander, E.J., Schofield, D.J., Shrestha, R.N. and Kelly, S.J. 2012, 'Sufficient education attainment for a decent standard of living in modern Australia', Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 3, no. 1.

Passey, M.E., Shrestha, R.N., Bertram, M.Y., Schofield, D.J., Vos, T., Callander, E.J., Percival, R. and Kelly, S.J. 2012, 'The impact of diabetes prevention on labour force participation and income of older Australians: an economic study', BMC Public Health, 12:16.

Schofield, D.J., Callander, E.J., Shrestha, R.N., Percival, R., Kelly, S.J. and Passey, M.E. 2012, 'Labour force participation and the influence of having CVD on income poverty of older worker', International Journal of Cardiology, vol. 156, no. 1.

Bridge, C., Davy, L., Judd, B., Flatau, P., Morris, A. and Phibbs, P. 2011, 'Age-specific housing and care for low to moderate income older people', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, UNSW-UWS Research Centre Final Report No. 174, Sept 2011.

Schofield, D., Shrestha, R.N., Percival, R., Passey, M.E., Kelly, S.J. and Callander, E.J. 2011, 'Economic impacts of illness in older workers: quantifying the impact of illness on income, tax revenue and government spending', BMC Public Health, vol. 11, no. 418.

Schofield, D., Shrestha, R., Passey, M., Fletcher, S., Kelly, S. and Percival, R. 2011, 'Projecting the impacts of illness on labour force participation: An application of Health&WealthMOD', International Journal of Microsimulation, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 37-47.

Schofield, D., Shrestha, R,. Percival, R, and Kelly, SJ. 2011, 'Quantifying the effect of early retirement on the wealth of individuals with depression or other mental illness' The British Journal of Psychiatry.

Schofield, D., Shrestha, R.N., Percival, R., Passey, M.E., Callander, E.J. and Kelly, S.J. 2011, 'The personal and national costs of mental health conditions: impacts on income, taxes, government support payments due to lost labour force participation', BMC Psychiatry, 11:72

Walker, A., Butler, J.R.G., and Colagiuri, S. 2011, 'Cost-benefit model system of chronic diseases to assess and rank prevention and treatment options'. ACERH Research Report, 10, May 2011.
Walker, A., Butler, J, and Colagiuri, S 2010, 'Cost-benefit Model System of Chronic Diseases to Assess and Rank Prevention and Treatment Options - The Prototype', Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, Research Report Series, number 8.

Ganley, R. 2009, 'Carer Payment recipients and workforce participation', Australian Social Policy No. 8. pp. 35-83. Carers Branch, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Hogan, A., O'Loughlin, K., Miller, P., and Kendig, H. 2009, 'The health impact of a hearing disability on older people in Australia', Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 1098-111.

Hogan, A., O'Loughlin, K., Davis, A., and Kendig, H. 2009, 'Hearing loss and paid employment: Australian population survey findings', International Journal of Audiology, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 117-22.

Lam, L., and Lam, M. 2009, The use of information technology and mental health among older care-givers in Australia Aging and Mental Health. vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 557-62.

Ranmuthugala, G., Nepal, B., Brown, L., and Percival, R. 2009, 'Impact of home based long term care on informal carers', Australian Family Physician, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 618-20.

Waghorn, G., Chant, D. and Harris, M. 2009, 'Stability of correlates of labour force activity among people with psychiatric disorders', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 119, pp. 393-405.

Waghorn, G., Chant, D., Lloyd, C. and Harris, M. 2009, 'Labour market conditions, labour force activity, and prevalence of psychiatric disorders', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 44, pp. 171-78.

Vecchio, N., Cybinski, P. and Stevens, S. 2009, 'The effect of disability on the needs of caregivers', International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 36, no. 7, pp 782-96.

Schofield, D. J., Shrestha, R. N., Passey, M. E., Earnest, A., and Fletcher, S. L. 2008, 'Chronic disease and labour force participation among older Australians', Medical Journal Australia, vol. 189, no. 8, pp. 447-50.

Vecchio, N. 2008, 'Understanding the use of respite services among informal carers', Australian Health Review, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 459-67.

Vecchio, N. 2008, 'The use of support systems by informal caregivers: an Australian experience', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 27-34.

Vecchio, N., Stevens, S. and Cybinski, P. 2008, 'Caring for people with a mental disability at home: Australian carers' perceptions of service provision', Community Mental Health Journal, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 125-34.

Begg, S., Vos, T., Barker, B. and others 2007, 'The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003', Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. AIHW cat. no. PHE 82.

Waghorn, G. and Chant, D. 2007, 'Receiving treatment and labour force activity in a community survey of people with anxiety and affective disorders', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 623-40.

Walker, A.E. 2007, 'Multiple chronic diseases and quality of life: Patterns emerging from a large national sample, Australia', Chronic Illness, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 202-18.

Lymer, S. Percival, R. and Harding, A. 2006, 'The cost of caring in Australia 2002-2005. Who cares?', AMP/NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, issue 13, May 2006.

Waghorn, G. and Chant, D. 2006, 'Work performance among Australians with anxiety and depression: a population level second order analysis', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 194, no. 12, pp. 898-904.

Waghorn, G., Chant, D. and Lloyd, C. 2006, 'Labour force activity among Australians with musculoskeletal disorders comorbid with depression and anxiety disorders', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, vol. 16, pp. 241-52.

Bainbridge, H.T.J. and Cregan, C. 2005, 'Two sides of the coin: people with disabilities and caregivers at work', Paper presented to the meeting of the Academy of Management, Hawaii, USA.

Bittman, M., Fisher, K., Hill, P. and Thomson, C. 2005, 'The time cost of adult care', eIJTUR: Electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, vol. 2, no. 1.

Bridge, C. and Gopalan, P. 2005, 'Retrofitting: a response to lack of diversity: an analysis of the home modification and maintenance services funded under the Home and Community Care Program', Home Modification and Maintenance Information Clearing House, Publication entitled the National Housing Conference 2005.

Brown, L., Lymer, S., Yap, M., Singh, M. and Harding, A. 2005, 'Modelling spatial distribution of disability in older persons and the need for aged care in New South Wales', Paper presented to the Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, July 2005.

Brown, L., Lymer, S., Yap, M., Singh, M. and Harding, A. 2005, 'Where are aged care services needed in NSW: small area projections of care needs and capacity for self provision of older Australians', Aged Care Association of Victoria State Congress, Melbourne.

Thomson, C., Hill, P., Fisher, K. and Bittman, M. 2005, 'Young carers: support for the future', Australian Social Policy Conference Looking Back, Looking Forward: a Quarter Century of Social Change (20-22 July 2005) University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Waghorn, G., and Chant, D. 2005, 'Employment restrictions among persons with ICD-10 anxiety disorders: characteristics from a population survey', Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Waghorn, G. and Chant, D. 2005, 'Labour force activity by people with depression and anxiety disorders: a population level second order analysis', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 112, pp. 415-24.

Waghorn, G., Chant, D., White, P., and Whiteford, H. 2005, 'Disability, employment and work performance among persons with ICD-10 anxiety disorders', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 55-66.

Walker, A. 2005, 'Economic and health impacts of narrower health inequalities in Australia'. In Yfantopoulos, J. (ed.) The Economics of Health Reforms, Atiner, Athens.

Walker, A. and Becker, N. 2005, 'Health inequalities across socioeconomic groups: comparing geographic-area-based and individual-based indicators', Public Health, 2005, vol. 119, no. 12, pp. 1057-150.

Walker, A. 2005, 'Modelling the links between socioeconomic status and health in Australia: a dynamic microsimulation approach', Ph.D Thesis.

Walker A. 2005, 'Multiple chronic conditions: patient characteristics and impacts on quality of life and health expenditures', Paper presented to the Health Services and Policy Research Conference, Canberra,13-16 November.

White, P., Chant, D., Edwards, N., Townsend, C. and Waghorn, G. 2005, 'Prevalence of intellectual disability and comorbid mental illness in an Australian community sample', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 39, pp. 395-400.

Vecchio, N., Stevens S. and Cybinski P. 2005, 'Caring for people with a mental illness at home: a comparison for informal care provided to those with mental and physical disabilities', The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, vol. 8, Supplement 1, March.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. 2004, 'Disability and its relationship to health conditions and other factors', Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Canberra. AIHW Cat. no. DIS 3. 7.

Bainbridge, H.T. Cregan, C and Kulik, C.T. 2004, 'The disabled and employment: multiple status characteristics and their psychological impact', Paper presented to the US Academy of Management annual meeting (August 2004) New Orleans, USA.

Brown, L., Yap, M., Lymer, S., Chin, S. F., Leicester, S., Blake, M. and Harding, A. 2004, 'Spatial microsimulation modelling of care needs, costs and the capacity for self provision: detailed regional projections for older Australians to 2020'. Paper presented to the Australian Population Association Conference, Canberra, September 2004. Canberra: University of Canberra, National Centre for Economic Modelling.

Carers Australia. 2004, 'Who’s going to care?', Informal care and an ageing population National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.

Crotty, M., Giles, L. C., Cameron, I. D., and Brooks, P. 2004, 'Chronic disease and labour force participation in Australia', International Journal of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation, 3.

Darcy, S. 2004, 'Disabling Journeys: the social relations of tourism for people with impairments in Australia - an analysis of government tourism authorities and accommodation sector practice and discourses', University of Technology, Sydney. School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism.

Waghorn, G., Chant, D., White, P., and Whiteford, H. 2004, 'Delineating disability, labour force participation, and employment restrictions among persons with psychosis', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 109, pp. 279-88.

Waghorn, G., Still, M., Chant, D., and Whiteford, H. 2004, 'Specialised supported education for Australians with psychotic disorders', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 443-58.

Wilkins, R. 2004, 'The Effects of Disability on Labour Force Status in Australia', The Australian Economic Review, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 359-82.

Bainbridge, H.T. Cregan, C. and Kulik, C.T. 2003, 'The effect of multiple roles on employed care giver stress: competing perspectives from role theory', Paper presented to the US Academy of Management annual meeting (August 2003) Seattle, USA.

Darcy, S. 2003, 'Disabling journeys: the tourism patterns of people with impairments in Australia', Paper presented to CAUTHE, Riding the Wave, Coffs Harbour, February 2-8 2003.

Giles, L. C., Cameron, I. D. and Crotty, M. 2003, 'Disability in older Australians: projections for 2006–2031', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 179, pp. 130–3.

Wilkins, R. 2003, 'Labour Market Outcomes and Welfare Dependence of Persons with Disabilities in Australia', Working paper, no. 2/03. Melbourne: University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.

Bradbury, B., Norris, K. and Abello, D. 2001, 'Socio-economic disadvantage and the prevalence of disability', SPRC Report 1/01, January.

Darcy, S. 2001, 'People with physical disabilities and leisure', In Patterson, I. and Taylor, T. (eds).

Bittman, M. 2000, 'Retired or just plain tired? The activities of retired people. Ageing and active: Australia in the 21st century', UNSW Research Centre on Ageing and Retirement, Kensington.

Bittman, M. and Thomson, C. Warburton, J. and Opperheimer, M. (eds) 2000, 'Volunteers and Volunteering', Federation Press: Sydney, pp. 98-112.

Bainbridge, H. T. J., Cregan, C., and Kulik, C. T, 'The effect of multiple roles on caregiver stress outcomes', Journal of Applied Psychology.

Pradhan, A, 'Characteristics of carers of people with physical and intellectual disabilities', Ph.D thesis, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Slade, G, 'Evaluating patterns of care giving among disabled population', Ph.D thesis, University of Adelaide, South Australia.