Dr John Gilroy

BA Sociology and Aboriginal Studies; Honours Sociology (1st class); PhD
Lecturer

C43T - T Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9408
Fax +61 2 9351 9566
Website john.gilroy@sydney.edu.au

Biographical details

John is a Koori man from the Yuin Nation and is a doctor of sociology in Indigenous health, specialising in disability studies. John has worked in disability and ageing research and community development with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, government and non-government staekholders for over ten years. John is passionate about Aboriginal community owned and driven research as means to influence policy. Since completing his PhD in 2013, John is involved in a range of projects with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with disabilities, their families and communities.

Research interests

  • Disability
  • Ageing
  • Community Development
  • Sociology
  • Aboriginal community control

Awards and honours

  • Dean Merit Award (member of UOW Alumni)
  • Sister Alison Bush Medal (member of USYD Alumni)

Themes

Centre for Disability Research and Policy; Health Systems and Global Populations; Disability and Community

Selected grants

2015

  • Living on Country: Seniors and People with Disability in Central Australia; Gilroy J; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2013

  • NSW Government Audit of Disability Research in Australia; Kavanagh A, Llewellyn G, Bleasdale M, Emerson E, Madden R, Smith-Merry J, Gilroy J, Veitch C; Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (NSW)/Research Grants Program.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Gilroy, J., Donelly, M., Colmar, S., Parmenter, T. (2013). Conceptual Framework for Policy and Research Development With Indigenous People with a Disability. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2013 (2), 42-58.
  • Schofield, T., O'Brien, R., Gilroy, J. (2013). Indigenous higher education: overcoming barriers to participation in research higher degree programs. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2, 13-28.
  • Gilroy, J. (2010). Establishing an Aboriginal Disability Research Strategy. Interaction (Canberra).
  • Gilroy, J. (2010). History of aboriginal people with a disability in NSW: How are aboriginal people with a disability positioned and represented in the NSW disability services sector. Interaction (Canberra), 24, 6-29.
  • Gilroy, J. (2009). The theory of the cultural interface and indigenous people with a disability in NSW. Balayi: culture, law and colonialism, 10, 44-58.
  • Gilroy, J. (2008). Service delivery for aboriginal people with a disability and their families. Disparity: Policy, Practice and Argument, 5, 24-27.

Other

  • Gilroy, J. (2010), 1950s to 1980s: People with a disability in aboriginal communities.
  • Gilroy, J. (2010), A short piece of colonial history: People with a disability in aboriginal communities.
  • Gilroy, J. (2010), The early 1990s: People with a disability in aboriginal communities.

Research Reports

  • Madden, R., Gilroy, J., Madden, R., Bundy, A., Glozier, N., Manga, R., Clemson, L., Kayess, R., Mpofu, E., Einfeld, S., Llewellyn, G., Stancliffe, R. (2011). Submission to the Productivity Commission on Disability Care and Support - Submission DR942, 11 May 2011, (pp. 1 - 26). Canberra, Australia: Productivity Commission.

2013

  • Gilroy, J., Donelly, M., Colmar, S., Parmenter, T. (2013). Conceptual Framework for Policy and Research Development With Indigenous People with a Disability. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2013 (2), 42-58.
  • Schofield, T., O'Brien, R., Gilroy, J. (2013). Indigenous higher education: overcoming barriers to participation in research higher degree programs. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2, 13-28.

2011

  • Madden, R., Gilroy, J., Madden, R., Bundy, A., Glozier, N., Manga, R., Clemson, L., Kayess, R., Mpofu, E., Einfeld, S., Llewellyn, G., Stancliffe, R. (2011). Submission to the Productivity Commission on Disability Care and Support - Submission DR942, 11 May 2011, (pp. 1 - 26). Canberra, Australia: Productivity Commission.

2010

  • Gilroy, J. (2010), 1950s to 1980s: People with a disability in aboriginal communities.
  • Gilroy, J. (2010), A short piece of colonial history: People with a disability in aboriginal communities.
  • Gilroy, J. (2010). Establishing an Aboriginal Disability Research Strategy. Interaction (Canberra).
  • Gilroy, J. (2010). History of aboriginal people with a disability in NSW: How are aboriginal people with a disability positioned and represented in the NSW disability services sector. Interaction (Canberra), 24, 6-29.
  • Gilroy, J. (2010), The early 1990s: People with a disability in aboriginal communities.

2009

  • Gilroy, J. (2009). The theory of the cultural interface and indigenous people with a disability in NSW. Balayi: culture, law and colonialism, 10, 44-58.

2008

  • Gilroy, J. (2008). Service delivery for aboriginal people with a disability and their families. Disparity: Policy, Practice and Argument, 5, 24-27.

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