Ms Michele Wiese

BSC (Hons) (Psychology) University of New South Wales; MA (Hons) (Special Education) Macquarie University
Research Associate (CDRP)
Lecturer Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability)

C43J - J Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Michele Wiese is a psychologist and educator who has worked in the disability field for close to thirty years. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. Her clinical history has included supported employment, community living, positive behaviour support, family support, quality of life, and end-of-life care. Michele has a long-standing teaching an research career in the University sector.

Research interests

Michele is a member of the following research team:

Centre for Disability Research and Policy

Michele's research interests include end-of-life care, ethics, positive behaviour support, families, community living.

Associations

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

1. NSW Psychologists Registration board (no: PS0018995) 1989-2010

2. Psychology Board of Australia (no. PS0018995) 2011-

3. The Australian Psychological Society 1991-

4. The Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disabilities 1988-

5. The Australian Association for Special Education Inc. 1992-96

6. The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities

Awards and honours

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

1. National Health & Medical Research Council: Public Health Postgraduate Research Scholarship - $100,618.00 2008-2012

2. University of Sydney Post-graduate Research Scheme Scholarship - $925.00 2008

3. Outstanding Unit of Study Coordinator: Awarded by Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney 2009

4. University of Sydney Post-graduate Research Scheme Scholarship – $761.00 2011

5. International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities Asia-Pacific Scholarship (SINGA) - $3524.00 2012

Themes

Centre for Disability Research and Policy; Disability and Community

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Wiese, M. (2014). Issues for professional carers offering end-of-life care in the community. In S. Read (Eds.), Loss, caring and compassion. UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Wiese, M., Parmenter, T. (2008). The evolution of case management: Supporting people with a developmental disability in a person-centred framework. Case management for community practice: A textbook for students and practitioners. Australia: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A., Balandin, S., 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. [More Information]
  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G., 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, 57(10), 980-992. [More Information]
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A., Howarth, G., Balandin, S. (2013). Experiences of community living staff assisting people with intellectual disability to know about dying as the end of life approaches (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(7/8), 664.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G., 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, 25(6), 571-583. [More Information]
  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G. (2012). Ethical issues for community living staff in end-of-life care of people with intellectual disability (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(7/8), 666.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G., Dew, A. (2012). Issues raised by community living staff caring for people with intellectual disability approaching the end of life (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(7/8), 668.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G. (2010). End-of-life care: Needs of community living staff who support people with intellectual disability (Abstract). Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23(5), 414.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S. (2009). End-of-life care issues and people with intellectual disability (Abstract). Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 6(2), 159.
  • Wiese, M., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R. (2008). End-of-life care and dying: Choices and needs of people with intellectual disability and their carers (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(8/9), 653.
  • Riches, V., Wiese, M., Pye, N. (2008). Evaluating a transition model for people with intellectual disability and complex behaviour: What works and what doesn’t (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(8/9), 666.
  • Wiese, M., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R. (2008). Issues and complexities of end-of-life care for people with intellectual disabilities (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 33(3), 283.
  • Riches, V., Parmenter, T., Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R. (2006). Intellectual disability and mental illness in the NSW criminal justice system. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 29, 386-396. [More Information]
  • Wiese, M., Parmenter, T., McVilly, K., Riches, V., Yazbeck, M., Stancliffe, R., Atkinson, N. (2005). Teaching and research: A partnership between Australia and Singapore (Abstract). Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2(3/4), 181.
  • Carter, M., Cassar, M., Dule, K., Hook, J., Wiese, M., Williams, J. (1995). A collaborative team approach to the education of students with high support needs. Special Education Perspectives, 4(1), 37-44.
  • Vaughan, K., Wiese, M., Gold, R., Tarrier, N. (1994). Eye-movement desensitization and post-traumatic stress disorder. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 533-541.
  • Wiese, M., Martin, M., Jackson, V. (1989). An educational approach for the treatment of challenging behaviour. Australian Journal of Special Education, 4(4), 143-148.

Conferences

  • Jeltes, G., Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R. (2013). End-of-life care: The experiences of a community living service. The 48th Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G., Balandin, S. (2013). Ethical issues for staff providing care to people at the end of life. The 48th Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G. (2012). Experiences of community living staff assisting people with intellectual disability to know about dying as the end of life approaches. The 14th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G., Dew, A. (2012). Issues raised by community living staff caring for people with intellectual disability approaching the end of life. The 14th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Wiese, M., Howarth, G., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S. (2011). Ethical issues for staff in end-of-life care of people with intellectual disability. Death Down Under Conference, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Wiese, M., Smail, C., Gay, L., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G., Dew, A. (2011). Issues in end-of-life care: status for community living staff. NSW State Conference of the Australasian Association of the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Liverpool, NSW, Australia.
  • Wiese, M., Jeltes, G., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A., Howarth, G., Balandin, S. (2011). Knowing about dying: Issues for community living staff providing end-of-life care to older people with intellectual disability. The Association of Psychologists in Developmental Disability Services Conference, Rose Hill, NSW, Australia.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G., Balandin, S. (2010). End-of-life care and dying in residential care: Needs of staff who support people with intellectual disability. The 3rd Europe Conference of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Rome, Italy.
  • Wiese, M. (1994). A child in the family with high support needs and challenging behaviour: Psychological well-being of parents. 29th National Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, Newcastle, Australia.

Report

  • Wiese, M. (2013). Interim report: Evaluation of the Partnerships for Inclusive Learning Project. Ageing Disability and Home Care. Northcott Disability Services, North Parramatta, Australia.

2014

  • Wiese, M. (2014). Issues for professional carers offering end-of-life care in the community. In S. Read (Eds.), Loss, caring and compassion. UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A., Balandin, S., 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. [More Information]

2013

  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G., 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, 57(10), 980-992. [More Information]
  • Jeltes, G., Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R. (2013). End-of-life care: The experiences of a community living service. The 48th Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G., Balandin, S. (2013). Ethical issues for staff providing care to people at the end of life. The 48th Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A., Howarth, G., Balandin, S. (2013). Experiences of community living staff assisting people with intellectual disability to know about dying as the end of life approaches (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(7/8), 664.
  • Wiese, M. (2013). Interim report: Evaluation of the Partnerships for Inclusive Learning Project. Ageing Disability and Home Care. Northcott Disability Services, North Parramatta, Australia.

2012

  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G., 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, 25(6), 571-583. [More Information]
  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G. (2012). Ethical issues for community living staff in end-of-life care of people with intellectual disability (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(7/8), 666.
  • Wiese, M., Dew, A., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G. (2012). Experiences of community living staff assisting people with intellectual disability to know about dying as the end of life approaches. The 14th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G., Dew, A. (2012). Issues raised by community living staff caring for people with intellectual disability approaching the end of life (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(7/8), 668.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G., Dew, A. (2012). Issues raised by community living staff caring for people with intellectual disability approaching the end of life. The 14th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2011

  • Wiese, M., Howarth, G., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S. (2011). Ethical issues for staff in end-of-life care of people with intellectual disability. Death Down Under Conference, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Wiese, M., Smail, C., Gay, L., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S., Howarth, G., Dew, A. (2011). Issues in end-of-life care: status for community living staff. NSW State Conference of the Australasian Association of the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Liverpool, NSW, Australia.
  • Wiese, M., Jeltes, G., Stancliffe, R., Dew, A., Howarth, G., Balandin, S. (2011). Knowing about dying: Issues for community living staff providing end-of-life care to older people with intellectual disability. The Association of Psychologists in Developmental Disability Services Conference, Rose Hill, NSW, Australia.

2010

  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G., Balandin, S. (2010). End-of-life care and dying in residential care: Needs of staff who support people with intellectual disability. The 3rd Europe Conference of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Rome, Italy.
  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Howarth, G. (2010). End-of-life care: Needs of community living staff who support people with intellectual disability (Abstract). Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23(5), 414.

2009

  • Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Balandin, S. (2009). End-of-life care issues and people with intellectual disability (Abstract). Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 6(2), 159.

2008

  • Wiese, M., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R. (2008). End-of-life care and dying: Choices and needs of people with intellectual disability and their carers (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(8/9), 653.
  • Riches, V., Wiese, M., Pye, N. (2008). Evaluating a transition model for people with intellectual disability and complex behaviour: What works and what doesn’t (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(8/9), 666.
  • Wiese, M., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R. (2008). Issues and complexities of end-of-life care for people with intellectual disabilities (Abstract). Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 33(3), 283.
  • Wiese, M., Parmenter, T. (2008). The evolution of case management: Supporting people with a developmental disability in a person-centred framework. Case management for community practice: A textbook for students and practitioners. Australia: Oxford University Press.

2006

  • Riches, V., Parmenter, T., Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R. (2006). Intellectual disability and mental illness in the NSW criminal justice system. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 29, 386-396. [More Information]

2005

  • Wiese, M., Parmenter, T., McVilly, K., Riches, V., Yazbeck, M., Stancliffe, R., Atkinson, N. (2005). Teaching and research: A partnership between Australia and Singapore (Abstract). Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2(3/4), 181.

1995

  • Carter, M., Cassar, M., Dule, K., Hook, J., Wiese, M., Williams, J. (1995). A collaborative team approach to the education of students with high support needs. Special Education Perspectives, 4(1), 37-44.

1994

  • Wiese, M. (1994). A child in the family with high support needs and challenging behaviour: Psychological well-being of parents. 29th National Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, Newcastle, Australia.
  • Vaughan, K., Wiese, M., Gold, R., Tarrier, N. (1994). Eye-movement desensitization and post-traumatic stress disorder. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 533-541.

1989

  • Wiese, M., Martin, M., Jackson, V. (1989). An educational approach for the treatment of challenging behaviour. Australian Journal of Special Education, 4(4), 143-148.

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