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Dixon, Roselyn (Rose) Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Rose Dixon - Coordinator of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Inclusive and Special Education 2007 -

Top Publications


    Year Title
     
     
     
     

Research Overview


  • Research informed pedagogy for a range of diverse students including Aboriginal students

    Community based Multi sensory environments 

    Social emotional learning in students with diverse needs particularly Autism.

    Whole school behaviour programs

     impact of legislation and policy ( NDIS)  on diverse learners . 

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Member Of


Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    International Journal of Inclusive Education
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 16
    ISSN
    1360-3116
    2019

    Published In
    International Journal of Inclusive Education
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 16
    ISSN
    1360-3116
    2019

    Published In
    Progress in Community Health Partnerships
    Volume
    13
    Pages
    39 - 49
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Book

    Year Title
     
     
  • Chapter

    Year Title
     
     
     
     
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
     
     
     

Presentations


Impact Story


  • <p>Drawing on international experience and research, the SMILE project looked at the benefits of developing a community-based multi-sensory environment (MSE) at the Horsley Community Centre in the Illawarra. The project was forged through a unique partnership between CareWays Illawarra and the University of Wollongong (UOW). This project used participatory action research to foster the involvement of people with disabilities, their carers, families and disability services to assist in the development and design of the space to best meet the needs of the whole community. </p><p>A MSE provides a safe, non-threatening environment for children and adults with cognitive, behavioural and physical impairments to engage in a range of sensory experiences. The experiences provided by a MSE can both calm and stimulate the primary senses using sensory-based materials such as fibre optics sprays, bubble tubes, music, colour, lighting and aroma.</p>

Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) TBA Cameron, Allison
    Master of Philosophy Professional Learning Programs for Mainstream Teachers to Implement Evidence Based Practices for Students with ASD in Inclusive Classrooms Morton, Kia
    Doctor of Philosophy Higher Education Experiences of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Facilitators, Barriers and Support Needs Ward, Danielle
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Parent's Perspective of Teacher's Ability to Meet the Needs of their Children with Disabilities Johnston, Jennifer
    Doctor of Philosophy Women with Autism Vine Foggo, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) How does the attitude of general education teachers and parents support inclusion of children with ASD differ in Australia and Pakistan. Adnan, Sadia
    Doctor of Philosophy The impact of technology in the development of social communication skills in young learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Albalawi, Fahad
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Parent Perceptions of Self-determination Skills Development by Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Case of Saudi Culture Aba Alkhayl, Saleh
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Parents Perspective on the use of technology to help students with reading difficulties from first to fourth grade Alshammari, Saud
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring experiences and outcome of participant agency in home-school collaborations aimed at planning "reasonable adjustments"^^ for student with disability in high schools Brown, Louise

Outreach Overview


  • I am President of Australian Association of Special Education ( Illawarra Branch)
    National Counsellor for Australian Association of Special Education ( NSW Delegate)
    Member of PBIS National Research Network
    My services to the profession concentrate on the provision of research- informed pedagogy for Undergraduate and Postgraduate teachers.
    I have provided substantial and sustained Professional Learning for over 8 years in the Illawarra and Nationally.
    I am also lead CI on a Global Challenges Grant which has implemented the first Community- based Multisisensory Room in the Illawarra.

Education And Training


  • Dip.Ed. Diploma of Education in Special Education, University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Special Education, Hearing Impairment and Language Disorders 1987
  • M.Ed. in Educational Phsychology, Massey University, Faculty of Education 1985
  • B.E., Massey University, Faculty of Education, First Class Honours 1980
  • D.Phil. in Special Education, University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Education, The impact of deinstitutionalisation on salient affective variables, social competence and social skills of people with mild intellectual disbilities 2005

Full Name


  • Dr. Roselyn May Dixon, 252118

Top Publications


    Year Title
     
     
     
     

Research Overview


  • Research informed pedagogy for a range of diverse students including Aboriginal students

    Community based Multi sensory environments 

    Social emotional learning in students with diverse needs particularly Autism.

    Whole school behaviour programs

     impact of legislation and policy ( NDIS)  on diverse learners . 

Member Of


Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    International Journal of Inclusive Education
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 16
    ISSN
    1360-3116
    2019

    Published In
    International Journal of Inclusive Education
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 16
    ISSN
    1360-3116
    2019

    Published In
    Progress in Community Health Partnerships
    Volume
    13
    Pages
    39 - 49
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Book

    Year Title
     
     
  • Chapter

    Year Title
     
     
     
     
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
     
     
     

Presentations


Impact Story


  • <p>Drawing on international experience and research, the SMILE project looked at the benefits of developing a community-based multi-sensory environment (MSE) at the Horsley Community Centre in the Illawarra. The project was forged through a unique partnership between CareWays Illawarra and the University of Wollongong (UOW). This project used participatory action research to foster the involvement of people with disabilities, their carers, families and disability services to assist in the development and design of the space to best meet the needs of the whole community. </p><p>A MSE provides a safe, non-threatening environment for children and adults with cognitive, behavioural and physical impairments to engage in a range of sensory experiences. The experiences provided by a MSE can both calm and stimulate the primary senses using sensory-based materials such as fibre optics sprays, bubble tubes, music, colour, lighting and aroma.</p>

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) TBA Cameron, Allison
    Master of Philosophy Professional Learning Programs for Mainstream Teachers to Implement Evidence Based Practices for Students with ASD in Inclusive Classrooms Morton, Kia
    Doctor of Philosophy Higher Education Experiences of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Facilitators, Barriers and Support Needs Ward, Danielle
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Parent's Perspective of Teacher's Ability to Meet the Needs of their Children with Disabilities Johnston, Jennifer
    Doctor of Philosophy Women with Autism Vine Foggo, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) How does the attitude of general education teachers and parents support inclusion of children with ASD differ in Australia and Pakistan. Adnan, Sadia
    Doctor of Philosophy The impact of technology in the development of social communication skills in young learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Albalawi, Fahad
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Parent Perceptions of Self-determination Skills Development by Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Case of Saudi Culture Aba Alkhayl, Saleh
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Parents Perspective on the use of technology to help students with reading difficulties from first to fourth grade Alshammari, Saud
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring experiences and outcome of participant agency in home-school collaborations aimed at planning "reasonable adjustments"^^ for student with disability in high schools Brown, Louise

Outreach Overview


  • I am President of Australian Association of Special Education ( Illawarra Branch)
    National Counsellor for Australian Association of Special Education ( NSW Delegate)
    Member of PBIS National Research Network
    My services to the profession concentrate on the provision of research- informed pedagogy for Undergraduate and Postgraduate teachers.
    I have provided substantial and sustained Professional Learning for over 8 years in the Illawarra and Nationally.
    I am also lead CI on a Global Challenges Grant which has implemented the first Community- based Multisisensory Room in the Illawarra.

Education And Training


  • Dip.Ed. Diploma of Education in Special Education, University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Special Education, Hearing Impairment and Language Disorders 1987
  • M.Ed. in Educational Phsychology, Massey University, Faculty of Education 1985
  • B.E., Massey University, Faculty of Education, First Class Honours 1980
  • D.Phil. in Special Education, University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Education, The impact of deinstitutionalisation on salient affective variables, social competence and social skills of people with mild intellectual disbilities 2005

Full Name


  • Dr. Roselyn May Dixon, 252118