Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

Our People

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Sam is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Program 3 of the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC), the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on Autism.  He is a registered psychologist with a background in supporting adults with an intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or dual diagnosis in community settings.  His position...
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Rachael is a registered psychologist with broad research interests including neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, and neurodegenerative diseases. Her PhD research (completed at 3DN in 2015) included the establishment and comprehensive characterisation of a cohort of adult males who carry premutation expansions of the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. Carriers of the FMR1 premutation are at...
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Research Assistant
Tanya is currently the Research Assistant on the Sage-ID Study. She is also part of the Older Australian Twins Study (OATS) Collaborative Research Team and the Amyloid Imaging Study for the UNSW School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, where she has worked as the Research Administrative Assistant (2010-2012) and is also currently employed as the NSW Research Assistant. She completed her...
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Project Officer
Claire is currently working as a Project Officer managing three 3DN projects. The first involves the development and implementation of an Intellectual Disability Mental Health Core Competencies Framework manual which aims to improve workplace capacity in this area. The second is a national curriculum audit of intellectual disability content taught in Australian medical and nursing schools. The...
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Liz is a registered psychologist with a special interest in the mental health needs of people with intellectual disability. As a lecturer at 3DN, she is involved in both the educational and research activities of the department. Liz holds a Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours and a PhD, both from the University of Sydney. Her PhD, awarded in 2010, was the first study worldwide...
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Externally appointed
Dr Tony Florio (Phd, MPsych(Clin), MAPS, MACS) is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer for the UNSW School of Psychiatry. He is also a Clinical Psychologist & Cognitive Computing Scientist. Part of his role at 3DN involves engaging in research with the Department of Developmental Neuropsychiatry at University of NSW, where he is involved in the Intellectual Disability Mental Health Data Linkage Project...
Data Analyst
Tess joined 3DN in June 2015 as a Data Analyst mainly involved with the Intellectual Disability Mental Health Linkage Project.  Her previous research concerned welfare and labour policy and its impacts on the American population.  Tess has worked as a Data Manager and programmer for large datasets and, prior to obtaining her PhD, as a community social worker engaged with mental health clients.
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PhD Student
Jane is a PhD student in Program 3 of the Autism Collaborative Research Centre program. Her research focuses on developing a comprehensive profile of older adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jane’s research interests lie within developmental and community psychology with a particular focus on ageing and social inclusion. Jane completed her Bachelor of Psychology with Honours at Macquarie...
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Project Officer
B Psych (Hons), Cert IV TAA Thea has a background in public health research and project management (physical activity and cancer control), and also has clinical experience in community mental health and counselling.  She has been responsible for counselling and triage in a community setting, where her clients included adults with an intellectual disability. Thea has a strong interest in adult...
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PhD Candidate
Snow is a PhD candidate at 3DN researching complex support needs in individuals with intellectual disability and co-occurring mental illness. Her passion for this research topic is driven from her previous community work experience supporting mental health carers. Snow holds a Master Degree in Public Health, a Master Degree in Health Communication from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor...
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PhD Candidate
Bronwyn's PhD project will seek to examine what makes information about mental health accessible for people with intellectual disability and explore the impact of accessible information on equality. Bronwyn has had extensive experience in various roles within the disability sector in NSW. She is excited to be working on her PhD within the NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health Project - Improving...
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Administrative Assistant
Dan provides administrive support to the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry. He also takes care of administrative duties relating to the Clinic for the Assessment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Intellectual Disability (CANDID) as well as the Successful Ageing in Intellectual Disability (SAge-ID Study). Dan has a key role in the department's multimedia portfolio, maintains...
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Senior Research Fellow
Dr Simone Reppermund is a UNSW Scientia Fellow within the School of Psychiatry. Her area of research is cognitive disorders with a focus on mental health and ageing. Simone has a PhD in Psychology and worked previously in the field of depression and cognitive function at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich until 2008 before she moved to Australia. From 2008-2014 she worked as a...
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Administrative Officer
Rachel Roth provides administrative & finance support to the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry.
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Project Officer
Carmela Salomon is a 3DN Project Officer working on a range of initiatives to support responsible psychotropic prescribing and cardiometabolic health in people with an intellectual disability. Her PhD research (completed in 2014) explored mental health consumer experiences of antipsychotic discontinuation. Antipsychotic discontinuation is associated with a number of potential side effects...
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Project Officer
Kimberley joined 3DN in February 2015 and is currently working as a Project Officer on the Intellectual Disability Mental Health (IDMH) e-learning project. The aim of this project is to improve mental health outcomes for people with an intellectual disability by improving knowledge of mental disorders in health and disability professionals. Previously, Kimberley completed an honours degree in...
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Senior Data Analyst
Preeyaporn’s training and research is based on biostatisticas and pharmacoepidemiology. As a Senior Data Analyst at 3DN, she is mainly involved in the Intellectual Disability Mental Health Data Linkage Project of the department. Preeyaporn is providing consultation on data collection, data management and statistical analysis for the project.
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Professor Julian Trollor is a neuropsychiatrist and holds the inaugural Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He also heads the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry within the School of Psychiatry at UNSW. Julian is involved in diverse research programs including ageing and cognitive decline in intellectual disability,...
Project Officer
Jess has been a Project Officer at 3DN since October 2015. She works across several projects that aim to ensure accessible mental health services and positive cardiometabolic health for people with an ID. Her role focuses on knowledge translation, ensuring 3DN’s resources and research findings are effectively utilised. Jess completed has a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology (Honours) degree and is...
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Project Officer (on maternity leave)
Janelle Weise is a Project Officer working on a range of initiatives to enhance the capacity of the health and mental health workforce to deliver accessible, effective and efficient healthcare to people with an intellectual disability. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) (Hons) and a Masters of Public Health and has worked across clinical, service delivery and managerial...
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Research Officer
Erin is a Research Officer currently working on Aim 3 of the NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health Project - Improving the Mental Health Outcomes for Persons with Intellectual Disability, which focuses on a qualitative exploration of the barriers that impede access to mental health services for people with intellectual disability. Erin holds a Masters of Public Health from UNSW, and a Bachelor of...

3DN Key Contacts

Mr Daniel Pua
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (02) 9931 9160
Fax: (02) 9931 9154

Miss Rachel Roth
Administrative Officer
Phone: (02) 9385 1344
Fax: (02) 9931 9154

3DN Department Head

UNSW Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health

Student Coordinator

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