Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

News & Events

Friday, February 10, 2017
A recent study using data from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health program found significant differences in the consultations, problems identified, and their management for people with an intellectual disability compared to the general population. This study found an under management of health conditions common for people with an intellectual disability, also that administrative rather than medically related actions dominated their clinical treatments.
Image - 3DN’s new BMJ Open publication reveals multiple markers of premature death for Australian Adults with Intellectual Disability
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A new 3DN publication reveals that adults with an intellectual disability (ID) experience premature mortality and over-representation of potentially avoidable deaths.
Image - Urgent need for cause of death reporting system for Australians with intellectual disability
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A total of 732 Australian adults with an intellectual disability died in NSW over six years, many from causes or conditions that could have been avoided with more appropriate health care and monitoring. That is the conclusion of the largest study ever conducted in Australia of the cause of death for adults with an intellectual disability (ID). The study, conducted by researchers at UNSW, found potentially avoidable deaths at over twice the rate of the general population.
Monday, February 06, 2017
PhD Scholarship: Intellectual Disability, Mental Health and Offending Project NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health
Image - New e-Learning module on intellectual disability mental health now available!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The new module aims to enhance the working relationship between disability professionals and other professionals involved in a person’s supports. It covers topics such as ‘what is interagency working?’, ‘how do different agencies work together?’ and ‘how can professionals work together to enhance mental health support?’ The module is freely available now at
Monday, September 19, 2016
3DN have contributed two articles to a Dementia Awareness Month special issue published by the Australian Journal of Dementia Care. The first article, written by Rachael Birch and Julian Trollor, presents findings from our study into fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome, one of the most common inherited causes of dementia and movement disorder in mid-life.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
We are proud to announce the launch of the 3DN Art Gallery. Professor Julian Trollor revealed the online gallery at the NSW CID annual conference in Sydney on Thursday 15 September 2016. The gallery presents the works of artists with an intellectual disability whose pieces are featured in 3DN’s resources.
Image - Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: Launch of New Early Intervention Framework and Resources
Friday, July 22, 2016
A new Early Intervention Framework and suite of online resources have been developed to support health professionals to address the specific cardiometabolic health needs of people with an intellectual disability.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
We are excited to announce new e-learning to promote improved mental health care for people with an intellectual disability is now available!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
3DN has published its strategic plan for the next five years.


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