Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

News & Events

Image - Challenging behaviour and intellectual disability – free e-learning available now
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A series of new modules about intellectual disability and mental disorder now available on our e-learning site   The new modules are two modules about legal and ethical practice, and three modules about challenging behaviour:   Module 9: Equality in mental health care – a guide for clinicians
Friday, April 15, 2016
In response to a recent study by Sheehan et al in BMJ 2015;351:h4326, 3DN researchers Professor Julian Trollor and Dr Carmela Salomon argue that GPs should be better supported and equipped to prescribe psychotropic medications in people with intellectual disability. Find out more here:
Friday, April 15, 2016
3DN researchers assess the utility of a modified online Delphi method to define and reach consensus on the core intellectual disability mental health workforce attributes, and the lessons learned from using this approach. Find out more here: DOI: 10.1111/jppi.12142
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Results of the first national audit of intellectual disability content in medical curricula in Australia in 15 years show that current intellectual disability content taught within medical training in Australia is highly variable and remains limited.
Image - Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework: A Manual for Mental Health Professionals (the Framework) has now launched.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at UNSW Australia, with funding from MH-Children & Young People, has developed the resource Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competency Framework: A Manual for Mental Health Professionals (the ‘Framework’). The Framework describes the specific skills and attributes required by the public mental health workforce to work with people with an intellectual disability.  
Friday, March 11, 2016
Position Vacant The Department of Developmental Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychiatry Applications are now being accepted for Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry 3DN Please apply via
Image - Autism MeetUp, 2nd April 2016 - Sydney event for World Autism Awareness Day
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Researchers from our department are working with other UNSW researchers to run an exciting event to be held on World Autism Awareness Day, Saturday 2nd April 2016, the Autism MeetUp. The Autism MeetUp is an informal event to allow autistic people, their families, health professionals, teachers, support workers, researchers and a range of others interested in autism to ‘meet up’, connect and share ideas in a relaxed and friendly environment. At the event, you will have the chance to:
Image - 3DN announces new logo
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The UNSW Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry has launched its new logo. The logo features piece of art by Heather McCarthy, an artist with an intellectual disability. It represents the diversity of the department’s work and of its stakeholders. Click here to read more about the artist and the development of the logo.
image - Unsw 3dn Logo Wide 2
Thursday, December 03, 2015
On behalf of President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs, it gives me pleasure to invite you to a special lecture at UNSW Australia “Improving the mental health and wellbeing of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities”. This event will be a chance to join us to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.


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