Dr Stella Koritsas has expertise in developmental disability, particularly in relation to inclusion, health, mental health, behaviour, and outcomes measurement (of service provision). She has held research positions in both University and community services settings.
Since 2012, she has worked in disability services in research leadership roles and is currently the Manager of Strategic Research at Scope where she oversees Scope’s research program. Dr Koritsas is the Deputy Chair of Scope’s Human Research Ethics Committee and a member of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Human Research Ethics Committee. Dr Koritsas worked at the Department of General Practice (Monash University) as part of a Commonwealth-funded initiative to build research capacity in primary health care. Whilst at the Department of General Practice she was involved in a number of studies focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders in various cohorts, and research about work-related violence towards primary care professionals. She also worked at the Centre for Developmental Disability Health Victoria (Monash University) on research about the health and wellbeing of adults with developmental disability, including mental health and challenging behaviour in adults with disability, the use of restrictive interventions, and ‘burnout’ in disability support workers. Dr Koritsas is currently involved in a number of research projects, including a project on measuring outcomes of service provision, and the identification and management of pain in adults with intellectual disability. Scope was recently recognised on the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies list for her working into outcomes measurement.Dr Stella Koritsas is on the Steering Committee for the University of Melbourne-Scope partnership.
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The Outcomes and Impact Scale - Revised: the psychometric properties of a scale assessing ..
Weight, nutrition, food choice, and physical activity in adults with intellectual disabili..
Psychometric comparison of the Motivation Assessment Scale (MAS) and the Questions About B..
Displaying the 23 most recent scholarly works by Stella Koritsas.
Limitations in life participation and independence due to secondary conditions.
Stella Koritsas, Teresa Iacono
Journal article | 2009 | American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The effects of secondary conditions across adults with autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy were explored in terms of overall..
The effect of active support training on engagement, opportunities for choice, challenging behaviour and support needs.
Stella Koritsas, Teresa Iacono, David Hamilton, Daniel Leighton
Journal article | 2008 | Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate active support (AS) training and to investigate changes to perceived engagement ..
Prevalence and predictors of occupational violence and aggression towards GPs: a cross-sectional study.
Stella Koritsas, Jan Coles, Malcolm Boyle, Janet Stanley
Journal article | 2007 | British journal of general practice
Occupational violence and aggression are common in general practice. This study examined occupational violence and aggression agai..
GPs, violence and work performance - 'just part of the job?'.
Jan Coles, Stella Koritsas, Malcolm Boyle, Janet Stanley
Journal article | 2007 | Australian family physician
BACKGROUND: This study explored the impact of work related violence on general practitioners' work performance. METHOD: A postal s..
Diagnosing and treating depression in nursing home residents: Challenges for GPs
S Koritsas, S Davidson, D Clarke, D O'Connor
Journal article | 2006 | Australian Journal of Primary Health
Depression is more common in elderly people residing in nursing homes than it is in people of the same age residing in the communi..
Effect of medical students' ethnicity on their attitudes towards consultation skills and final year examination performance.
Merilyn J Liddell, Stella Koritsas
Journal article | 2004 | Medical Education
AIM: The study had two aims. The first aim was to examine the relationship between final year medical students' ethnicity and thei..
Social And Political Sciences
Predictors of Challenging Behaviour in People with Intellectual Disability