ACAP reaches dizzying heights in research

Posted by ACAP on 12 June 2013

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The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has been working to foster a diverse and supportive research environment recently in several areas.  

Head of the School of Counselling Professor Ione Lewis (pictured left) recently spent International Women’s Day presenting on her research project on gender-based violence and HIV programs in Papua New Guinea, a collaboration between the United Nations Development Program and the National Aids Council of Papua New Guinea.

Professor Lewis says she looks forward to consulting on future research projects and she is glad that “ACAP is an active research institution”.

Meanwhile, Head of the School of Psychological Sciences Professor Mike Innes recently reviewed a project for the UK Department of Health, assessing the feasibility and implementation of a proposed policy to ban smoking in cars in the presence of children.

Professor Innes’ review has now been accepted by the UK Department of Health, with the prospect of further reviews in the future.

Lastly, ACAP teacher Dr Fiona Papps is part of a new research team investigating the support of young children with disabilities and their families under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ‘Achieving the best through the NDIS: Families, information and decision-making’.

“I’m grateful and honoured to be part of such a dedicated research team who is making such a significant contribution to children’s lives. I would like to thank my colleagues at UWS for inviting me to participate in this research and also ACAP for providing me with the time to be able to do this work,” Dr Papps said.