Doctor Michele Wiese

Doctor Michele Wiese

Lecturer in Applied Psychology,
Clinical Psychology (SSAP)

Biography

Doctor Michele Wiese is Lecturer in Applied Psychology at Western Sydney University Australia. Michele is a psychologist and educator who has worked in the disability sector for over 30 years.  Her work has always aimed to achieve a marriage between research and practice.  Michele has been a long-standing advocate in the disability field and her experience has spanned accommodation, supported employment, education, and aged-care services, and has included clinical roles, staff training and management, and process and outcome evaluation.  She has worked together with people with intellectual, physical, sensory and psychiatric disability, as well as families, educators, and allied health professionals. Michele’s current disability research focus includes end-of-life care, as well as complex support needs in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Michele's current research projects can be found at: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ssap/ssap/research/ongoing_research_projects/end_of_life_and_intellectual_disability

Michele maintains strong professional connections with fellow universities, government and not-for-profit agencies in the disability sector.  She is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney's Centre for Disability Research and Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Intellectual Disability. Michele is consulting editor to two international peer-reviewed journals.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Wiese.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Psychological Society (no. 016234) (1991)
  • The Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disabilities (1988)
  • The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2010)
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2016)

Interests

  • End-of-life care in the disability sector
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and complex support needs
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Qualitative Methods

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Clinical Psychology (SSAP)

Contact

Email: M.Wiese@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 067
Mobile:
Location: P.G.16
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 100459 Core Skills and Ethical Practice
  • 102692 Psychological Approaches to Disability: Theory and Practice

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101810 Core Skills and Ethical Practice, 2018
  • 102361 Advanced Therapeutic Modalities, 2018
  • 102362 Psychopathology: Theory and Practice, 2018

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Collings, S. and Wiese, M. (2016), 'A person-centred approach to supporting people with cognitive disability', Case Management: Inclusive Community Practice, Oxford University Press 9780190303198.
  • Dowse, L. and Wiese, M. (2016), 'Cognitive disability and complex support needs : challenges in the National Disability Insurance Scheme', Case Management: Inclusive Community Practice, Oxford University Press 9780190303198.
  • Wiese, M. (2014), 'Exploring key issues for professional carers offering end-of-life care in the community', Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement: Theory and Compassionate Practice, Jessica Kingsley 9781849053693.
  • Wiese, M. and Parmenter, T. (2009), 'The evolution of person-centred planning in supporting people with a developmental disability', Case Management for Community Practice, Oxford University Press 9780195562149.

Journal Articles

  • Wilson, N., Wiese, M., Lewis, P., Jaques, H. and O'Reilly, K. (2019), '[In Press] Nurses working in intellectual disability-specific settings talk about the uniqueness of their role : a qualitative study', Journal of Advanced Nursing, .
  • Jaques, H., Lewis, P., O'Reilly, K., Wiese, M. and Wilson, N. (2018), 'Understanding the contemporary role of the intellectual disability nurse : a review of the literature', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 27, no 21-22 , pp 3858 - 3871.
  • Wilson, N., Lewis, P., O'Reilly, K., Wiese, M., Lin, Z., Devine, L., Booley, R., Jaques, H. and Goddard, L. (2018), '[In Press] Reframing the role, identity and standards for practice for registered nurses working in the specialty area of intellectual and developmental disability in Australia : the NDIS and beyond', Collegian, .
  • O'Reilly, K., Lewis, P., Wiese, M., Goddard, L., Trip, H., Conder, J., Charnock, D., Lin, Z., Jaques, H. and Wilson, N. (2018), 'An exploration of the practice, policy and legislative issues of the specialist area of nursing people with intellectual disability : a scoping review', Nursing Inquiry, vol 25, no 4 .
  • Curryer, B., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A. and Wiese, M. (2018), 'Choice and control within family relationships : the lived experience of adults with intellectual disability', Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol 56, no 3 , pp 188 - 201.
  • McVilly, k., Anderson, J., Koritsas, S., Johnson, H., Wiese, M. and Stancliffe, R. (2018), 'Accessible written information resources for adults with intellectual disability : compiling the evidence to inform good practice', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 31, no 4 , pp 594 - 594.
  • Wilson, N., Lewis, P., Wiese, M., O'Reilly, K. and Jaques, H. (2018), 'Redeveloping the professional practice standards for nursing people with intellectual disability (ID) : mapping the diversity of ID nursing practice', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 31, no 4 , pp 585 - 585.
  • O'Reilly, K., Wilson, N., Lewis, P., Wiese, M. and Jaques, H. (2018), 'A 30-year overview of the uniqueness and diversity of intellectual disability (ID) nursing as reported by the research literature', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 31, no 4 , pp 585 - 585.
  • Lewis, P., Wiese, M., Jaques, H., O'Reilly, K. and Wilson, N. (2018), 'Nurses working in disability-specific settings and/or roles : perceptions about caring for people with intellectual disability', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 31, no 4 , pp 586 - 586.
  • McMaugh, P., Wiese, M. and Stancliffe, R. (2017), 'The experiences of parents in supporting their son or daughter with intellectual disability to learn about dying and death', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol 42, no 3 , pp 285 - 294.
  • Stancliffe, R., Wiese, M., Read, S., Jeltes, G. and Clayton, J. (2017), 'Corrigendum to "Knowing, planning for and fearing death: Do adults with intellectual disability and disability staff differ?"', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol 62 , pp 227 - 229.
  • Dew, A., Hogan, L., Wiese, M. and Curryer, B. (2017), 'Ethical issues in ageing', Intellectual Disability Australasia, vol 38, no 1 , pp 3 - 8.
  • Stancliffe, R., Wiese, M., Read, S., Jeltes, G. and Clayton, J. (2017), 'Assessing knowledge and attitudes about end of life : evaluation of three instruments designed for adults with intellectual disability', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 30, no 6 , pp 1076 - 1088.
  • Stancliffe, R., Wiese, M. and Read, S. (2017), 'End of life and people with intellectual disability', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 30, no 6 , pp 977 - 981.
  • Dowse, L., Wiese, M. and Smith, L. (2016), 'Workforce issues in the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme : complex support needs ready?', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol 3, no 1 , pp 54 - 64.
  • Dowse, L., Wiese, M., Dew, A., Smith, L., Collings, S. and Didi, A. (2016), 'More, better, or different? : NDIS workforce planning for people with intellectual disability and complex support needs', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol 41, no 1 , pp 81 - 84.
  • Stancliffe, R., Wiese, M., Read, S., Jeltes, G. and Clayton, J. (2016), 'Knowing, planning for and fearing death : do adults with intellectual disability and disability staff differ?', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol 49-50 , pp 47 - 59.
  • Curryer, B., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A. and Wiese, M. (2016), 'Family relationships and support for self-determination : the lived experience of adults with intellectual disabilities', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 60, no 7-8 , pp 653 - 653.
  • Stancliffe, R., Wiese, M., Read, S., Jeltes, G. and Clayton, J. (2016), 'Knowing, planning for and fearing death : findings from adults with intellectual disabilities and disability staff', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 60, no 7-8 , pp 741 - 741.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Read, S., Jeltes, G. and Clayton, J. (2016), 'Assessing knowledge, planning for and fear of death', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 60, no 7-8 , pp 762 - 762.
  • Read, S., Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Jeltes, G. and Clayton, J. (2016), 'Dying to talk : exploring dying and death', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 60, no 7-8 , pp 806 - 806.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Read, S., Jeltes, G. and Clayton, J. (2015), 'Learning about dying, death, and end-of-life planning : current issues informing future actions', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol 40, no 2 , pp 230 - 235.
  • Wiese, M. (2015), 'Commentary on "It can still happen here : systemic risk factors that may contribute to the continued abuse of people with intellectual disabilities"', The Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol 20, no 3 , pp 147 - 150.
  • Wark, S. and Wiese, M. (2014), 'Grief, bereavement and loss : the impact on people with intellectual disability', Frontline: the Irish Voice of Intellectual Disability, vol 95 , pp 18 - 20.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A., Balandin, S. and Howarth, G. (2014), 'What is talked about? : community living staff experiences of talking with older people with intellectual disability about dying and death', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 58, no 7 , pp 679 - 690.
  • Wiese, M. (2014), 'Sector making steps towards ensuring the ethical conduct of research in service delivery agencies', Intellectual Disability Australia, vol 35, no 1 , pp 12 - 13.
  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G. and Balandin, S. (2013), ''If and when?' : the beliefs and experiences of community living staff in supporting older people with intellectual disability to know about dying', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 57, no 10 , pp 980 - 992.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G. and Dew, A. (2012), 'End-of-life care and dying : issues raised by staff supporting older people with intellectual disability in community living services', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 25, no 6 , pp 571 - 583.
  • Wiese, M., Newman, B., Green, A., Lee, A., Ward, L., Hogan, L. and Dikian, J. (2012), 'The sector makes steps towards ensuring the ethical conduct of research in service dellivery agencies', Intellectual Disability Australasia, vol 33, no 4 , pp 13 - 13.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G. and Dew, A. (2012), 'Issues raised by community living staff caring for people with intellectual disability approaching the end-of-life', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 56, no 7-8 , pp 668 - 668.
  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R. and Howarth, G. (2012), 'Ethical issues for community living staff in end-of-life care of people with intellectual disability', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 56, no 7-8 , pp 666 - 666.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A., Howarth, G. and Balandin, S. (2012), 'Experiences of community living staff assisting people with intellectual disability to know about dying as the end of life approaches', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 56, no 7-8 , pp 664 - 664.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R. and Howarth, G. (2010), 'End of life care : needs of community living staff who support people with ID', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 23, no 5 , pp 414 - 414.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R. and Baladin, S. (2009), 'End-of-life care issues and people with intellectual disability', Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, vol 6, no 2 , pp 159 - 159.
  • Wiese, M., Balandin, S. and Stancliffe, R. (2008), 'End-of-life care and dying : choices and needs of people with intellectual disability and their carers', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 52, no 8-9 , pp 653 - 653.
  • Riches, V., Wiese, M. and Pye, N. (2008), 'Evaluating a transition model for people with intellectual disability and complex behaviour : what works and what doesn't', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, vol 52, no 8-9 , pp 666 - 666.
  • Riches, V., Parmenter, T., Wiese, M. and Stancliffe, R. (2006), 'Intellectual disability and mental illness in the NSW criminal justice system', International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol 29, no 5 , pp 386 - 396.

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'Report of the Research Project: Underpinning the Development of Future Intellectual and Developmental Disability Nursing Standards: For Professional Association Of Nurses In Developmental Disability, Australia (PANDDA) INC.', Research Report
  • 2018, 'Talking End of Life with People with Intellectual Disability Website', Published Work
  • 2018, 'Talking End of Life (TEL)?with People with Intellectual Disability: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2017, 'Responding to Behaviour Support Needs in the Disability Services Future: Discussion Paper', Research Report
  • 2017, 'Accessible Written Information Resources for Adults with Intellectual Disability: Compiling the Evidence to Inform Good Practice', Research Report

Michele's research interests include end-of-life care, ethics, positive behaviour support, families, community living and qualitative research methods.  Her current research, the Dying to Talk project, has resulted in the following Australian Writers' Guild 2015 award winning DVD production: http://sunshinelgd.org.au/about-us/research/

Michele's aim to ensure the marriage between research and practice has led to the following professional partnerships:

Accessible Information Project, with University of Melbourne, Scope, and University of Sydney (link to: http://www.scopeaust.org.au/news-event/accessible-written-information-resources-adults-intellectual-disability/)

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney Centre for Disability Research and Policy  (link to http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/cdrp/)

Member executive committee,  Australian Society for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability NSW/ACT (link to: http://www.asid.asn.au/Home.aspx)

Chair, Q & A: Ethical review of research in the disability services sector (link to:  http://www.asid.asn.au/News/tabid/116/entryid/31/Default.aspx).

This information has been contributed by Doctor Wiese.

Current Projects

Title: A National Survey of Australian Nurses who Work with People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Funder:
  • Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability, Australia
Western Researchers: Nathan Wilson, Peter Lewis, Michele Wiese, James Collison and Kate O'Reilly
Years: 2018-08-01 - 2019-07-31
ID: P00025154

Previous Projects

Title: Analysis of NSW Family and Community Services Client Death Notification (CDN) Database
Funder:
  • Department of Family and Community Services
Western Researchers: Michele Wiese and Nathan Wilson
Years: 2017-04-10 - 2018-04-30
ID: P00023840
Title: Underpinning the development of future intellectual and developmental disability nursing standards
Funder:
  • Professional Association of Nurses in Developmental Disability, Australia
Western Researchers: Nathan Wilson, Peter Lewis, Michele Wiese and Kate O'Reilly
Years: 2017-03-31 - 2018-05-31
ID: P00023951

Media

Title: FBI Radio Mornings 4th July 2018
Description: Talking end of life
Title: ABC RN Life Matters 18th May 2018
Description: Discussing death and dying with people with intellectual disabilities
Title: ABC Radio National 22nd August 2017
Description: Gap in palliative care for Australians with a disability
Title: Dying to Talk DVD
Description: Helping people with intellectual disability understand and plan for the end of life
Title: Podcast of webinar 27th May 2016
Description: What do people wtih intellectual disability know about death?
Title: 2SER radio interview with Dr Michele Wiese
Description: End of life decisions for people with intellectual disability

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