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Keith McVilly

Professorial Fellow In Disability And Inclusion
Social And Political Sciences
forensic
NDIS
adult
community services
inclusion
clinical
professional development
policy
community development
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Prof

Keith McVilly

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Disability
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Keith McVilly

 

Professor Keith R. McVilly PhD is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and the Foundation Professorial Fellow for Disability & Inclusion, in the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His work addresses the translation of research into policy and practice, with a focus on promoting the well-being and community inclusion of people with multiple and complex disabling experiences.

His work reflects the centrality of relationships to well-being. Much of Keith’s research is conducted in applied settings, working directly with adults with disability, families and services providers. He has a particular interest in the issues effecting people with cognitive impairment who present with severe challenging behaviours, and those involved in the criminal justice system. He also has a strong interest in the professional development of the direct support workforce, including their formation in ethical practice. Informing his research, Keith has worked as a direct support worker, a clinician and service manager, in public health services and in private practice. He has worked as a researcher at the University of Sydney’s Centre for Disability Studies, RMIT University's Discipline of Disability Studies, in the UK at the University of Wales’ Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities, in the USA at the University of Minnesota’s Research Centre on Community Living, and in the School of Psychology at Deakin University, Melbourne. He was the founding Convenor of the Australian Psychological Society’s Special Interest Group for Psychologists working with People with Intellectual & Developmental Disability, and the academic lead for the University of Melbourne’s university-wide Hall Mark Disability Research Initiative. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the university’s Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI). Keith is Associate Director of The Academy for Education & Research of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD). In his spare time, Keith is a Registered Apiarist, with four bee hives in the back yard. He also keeps chickens and enjoys spending time in his greenhouse!

Projects

Displaying the 18 most recent projects by Keith McVilly.

18

Projects

Project Types


15

Research Contracts


3

Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 57 most recent scholarly works by Keith McVilly.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Distinguished Service Award

2005

Best PhD thesis addressing the psychology of human relationships

Australian Psychological Society

2000

Most innovative contribution by an Australian author to JIDD, promoting positive life changes for people with ID

Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability

3

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professorial Fellow In Disability And Inclusion

Social And Political Sciences

Honorary

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Honorary

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Honorary

Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Sydney

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

University of Tasmania

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

University of Tasmania

Bachelor of Arts

University of Tasmania