Student projects

Danielle Notara

Danielle is a Research Assistant and works on different research and evaluations projects at the Centre. She is also a PhD student on a scholarship through the Relationships and Recognition Project.

Danielle has 3 research supervisors:  Professor Anne Graham and Dr Sally Robinson from Southern Cross University and Professor Karen Fisher from the University of NSW.

Read more about Danielle here

If you or someone you know would like to be in the research you call Danielle on 02 66203802 or send her an email on danielle.notara@scu.edu.au

Danielle’s PhD project:

Supported-decision making for young people with cognitive disability

Introduction

In this project, we want to ask young people what it is like to get help to make decisions when you don’t have a lot of people in your life.

The person doing the research is Danielle Notara.

The research started in February 2016 and will finish in February 2019.

Background

Supported decision-making is being tried in Australia. Young people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities have not been asked very much about this yet.

Supported decision-making is when a person makes their own decisions with help from someone else. In this project, we want to ask young people what it is like to get help to make decisions when you don’t have a lot of people in your life.

This research has ethics approval from the University (approval number ECN 17-077). This means it will be done in a way that respects young people and keeps them safe.

How to get involved

Danielle would like to meet with young people with a cognitive disability aged 15-24 who:

  • Get support to make decisions
  • Don’t have many people in their lives
  • Would like to be interviewed for this research

You can download more information here:

Invitation for young people – plain EnglishInvitation for young people- easy EnglishInformation for parents or guardiansInformation for service providers