Dr Jane Hwang
Research Assistant

Dr Jane Hwang

 

PhD - UNSW School of Psychiatry (2019)

B Psychology (Hons) - Macquarie University (2015)

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

Jane is a postdoctoral research associate in the Justice Health Research Program at the School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney. She completed her PhD in the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney.

Jane's research interests are in social determinants of health and health equity in marginalised populations. In particular, improving health and reintegration of justice-involved populations, enabling healthy ageing, and advancing our understanding of autism in mid-later life. She has a broad range of mixed-methods research experience including qualitative work with vulnerable groups, cross-sector consultation and co-design, longitudinal health data collection, data linkage and digital tool development.

She is an associate investigator with the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, an associate of the UNSW Human Rights Institute, a UNSW Medicine Equity Diversity and Inclusion Cultural Diversity working group member and currently serves on the University Human Research Ethics Committee B. Jane also co-convenes an undergraduate criminology course at UNSW: CRIM3022; "Public Health and Corrections". Jane is an active member of the Australian Association of Gerontology and is an Executive Committee Member for the NSW Division.

Phone
+61 (02) 9348 0073
Location
Level 2, Samuels Building
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Trollor J; Hwang J, 2018, 'Autism Spectrum Disorders in Later Life', in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.422
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Hwang YIJ; Foley K-R; Trollor J, 2017, 'Autism Spectrum Disorder', in Encyclopedia of Geropsychology, Springer Singapore, pp. 338 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-082-7_305
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Hwang J; Foley KR; Trollor JN, 2016, 'Autism Spectrum Disorder', in Pachana NA (ed.), Encyclopedia of Geropsychology, Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_305-1
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Huang Y; Hwang YI; Arnold SRC; Lawson LP; Richdale AL; Trollor JN, 2022, 'Autistic Adults’ Experiences of Diagnosis Disclosure', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05384-z
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hwang YIJ; Foley KR; Elley K; Brown S; Joy-Leong D; Li X; Grove R; Trollor J; Pellicano E; Zheng L, 2022, 'Experiences of Performing Daily Activities in Middle-Aged and Older Autistic Adults: A Qualitative Study', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05473-7
    Journal articles | 2022
    Reutens S; Butler T; Hwang YIJ; Withall A, 2022, 'A comparison of older and younger offenders with delusional jealousy', Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2022.2073285
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sonido MT; Hwang YI; Srasuebkul P; Trollor JN; Arnold SRC, 2022, 'Predictors of the Quality of Life of Informal Carers of Adults on the Autism Spectrum', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 52, pp. 2997 - 3014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05178-3
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zheng L; Foley KR; Grove R; Elley K; Brown SA; Leong DJ; Li X; Pellicano E; Trollor JN; Hwang YI, 2022, 'The use of everyday and assistive technology in the lives of older autistic adults', Autism, vol. 26, pp. 1550 - 1562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/13623613211058519
    Journal articles | 2021
    Butler T, 2021, 'Smoking Beyond Prison Bans: The Impact of Prison Tobacco Bans on Smoking Among Prison Entrants.', Journal of Correctional Healthcare, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jchc.19.08.0066
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gibbs V; Hudson J; Hwang YI; Arnold S; Trollor J; Pellicano E, 2021, 'Experiences of physical and sexual violence as reported by autistic adults without intellectual disability: Rate, gender patterns and clinical correlates', Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, vol. 89, pp. 101866 - 101866, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2021.101866
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ginnivan NA; Chomik R; Hwang YI; Piggott J; Butler T; Withall A, 2021, 'The ageing prisoner population: demographic shifts in Australia and implications for the economic and social costs of health care', International Journal of Prisoner Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-09-2020-0062
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hwang YI; Ginnivan NA; Simpson PL; Baidawi S; Withall A; Williams B; Butler T, 2021, 'COVID-19 and incarcerated older adults: a commentary on risk, care and early release in Australia', International Journal of Prisoner Health, vol. 17, pp. 245 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-10-2020-0078
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hwang YI; Simpson PL; Butler TG, 2021, 'Victim and Victim Support Staff Experiences of a Domestic Violence Electronic Monitoring Program in Australia', International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, pp. 306624X211058950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306624X211058950
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hwang YIJ; Simpson PL; Butler TG, 2021, 'Participant experiences of a post-release electronic monitoring program for domestic violence in New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Criminology, vol. 54, pp. 482 - 500, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/26338076211028729
    Journal articles | 2021
    Withall A; Karystianis G; Duncan D; Hwang YI; Kidane AH; Butler T, 2021, 'Domestic Violence in Residential Care Facilities in New South Wales, Australia: A Text Mining Study', Gerontologist, vol. 62, pp. 223 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab068
    Journal articles | 2020
    Arnold SRC; Huang Y; Hwang YIJ; Richdale AL; Trollor JN; Lawson LP, 2020, '"The Single Most Important Thing That Has Happened to Me in My Life": Development of the Impact of Diagnosis Scale-Preliminary Revision', AUTISM IN ADULTHOOD, vol. 2, pp. 34 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/aut.2019.0059
    Journal articles | 2020
    Arnold SRC; Uljarević M; Hwang YI; Richdale AL; Trollor JN; Lawson LP, 2020, 'Brief Report: Psychometric Properties of the Patient Health Questionaire-9 (PHQ-9) in Autistic Adults', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 50, pp. 2217 - 2225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-03947-9
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hwang YI; Arnold S; Srasuebkul P; Trollor J, 2020, 'Understanding anxiety in adults on the autism spectrum: An investigation of its relationship with intolerance of uncertainty, sensory sensitivities and repetitive behaviours', Autism, vol. 24, pp. 411 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362361319868907
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hwang YI; Arnold S; Trollor J; Uljarević M, 2020, 'Factor structure and psychometric properties of the brief Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale for adults on the autism spectrum', Autism, vol. 24, pp. 1572 - 1577, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362361320908095
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hwang YI; Foley KR; Trollor JN, 2020, 'Aging Well on the Autism Spectrum: An Examination of the Dominant Model of Successful Aging', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 50, pp. 2326 - 2335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3596-8
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hwang YI; Zheng L; Karystianis G; Gibbs V; Sharp K; Butler T, 2020, 'Domestic violence events involving autism: a text mining study of police records in New South Wales, 2005-2016', Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, vol. 78, pp. 101634 - 101634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2020.101634
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hwang YIJ; Albalawi O; Adily A; Hudson M; Wand H; Kariminia A; O’Driscoll C; Allnutt S; Grant L; Sara G; Ogloff J; Greenberg DM; Butler T, 2020, 'Disengagement from mental health treatment and re-offending in those with psychosis: a multi-state model of linked data', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 55, pp. 1639 - 1648, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-020-01873-1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sonido M; Arnold S; Higgins J; Hwang YIJ, 2020, 'Autism in Later Life: What Is Known and What Is Needed?', Current Developmental Disorders Reports, vol. 7, pp. 69 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40474-020-00192-z
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sonido MT; Hwang YI; Trollor JN; Arnold SRC, 2020, 'The Mental Well-Being of Informal Carers of Adults on the Autism Spectrum: a Systematic Review', Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 7, pp. 63 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40489-019-00177-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Albany H; Butler T; Simpson M; Kariminia A; Hwang J; Richmond R, 2019, 'Smoking beyond prison bans: the impact of prison tobacco bans on smoking among prison entrants.', Journal of Correctional Healthcare, vol. 27
    Journal articles | 2019
    Arnold S; Foley KR; Hwang YI; Richdale AL; Uljarevic M; Lawson LP; Cai RY; Falkmer T; Falkmer M; Lennox NG; Urbanowicz A; Trollor J, 2019, 'Cohort profile: The Australian Longitudinal Study of Adults with Autism (ALSAA)', BMJ Open, vol. 9, pp. e030798, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030798
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ee D; Hwang YIJ; Reppermund S; Srasuebkul P; Trollor JN; Foley K-R; Arnold SRC, 2019, 'Loneliness in Adults on the Autism Spectrum', AUTISM IN ADULTHOOD, vol. 1, pp. 182 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/aut.2018.0038
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hwang YI; Srasuebkul P; Foley KR; Arnold S; Trollor JN, 2019, 'Mortality and cause of death of Australians on the autism spectrum', Autism Research, vol. 12, pp. 806 - 815, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aur.2086
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hwang YIJ; Foley KR; Trollor JN, 2017, 'Aging well on the autism spectrum: The perspectives of autistic adults and carers', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 29, pp. 2033 - 2046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610217001521
  • Reports | 2020
    Hwang J; Simpson P; Butler T, 2020, Domestic Violence Electronic Monitoring Program evaluation: Phase 2 - feasibility evaluation report, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Hwang J; Srasuebkul P; Foley K-R; Florio T; Lennox N; Trollor J, 2016, 'Mortality and cause of death in those with intellectual disabilities with and without autism spectrum disorder: An exploration of New South Wales state-based administrative data', in JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Vol. 60, pp. 686 - 686, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000383462000317&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Research Funding

  1. NHMRC Investigator Grant (EL1) - $630,150. "No Place to Grow Old": Advancing health care and management of Australia's ageing prisoners (2023-2027)
  2. NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (Associate Investigator) - $2,500,000. Violence Perpetration: Profiling, Prediction and Prevention (2023-2027)
  3. UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding Grant (Lead Investigator) - $25,827.61 "Turning on the HEADLITEs" towards the first health and digital literacy intervention for older Australians leaving prison. (2022)
  4. NHMRC Ideas Grants 2021 (Chief Investigator D) - $844,050. ASCAPE: Audio App-delivered Screening for Cognition and Age-related Health in Older Prisoners (2021-2023)
  5. Australian Institute of Criminology Criminology Research Grant (Lead Investigator) - $38,085.54. Examining the effectiveness of mental health treatment pathways for preventing violent reoffending in at-risk individuals with psychosis (2022-2023)
  6. Australian Association of Gerontology Hal Kendig Research Development Program 2021 (Lead Investigator)- $19,685.22. Understanding the care and service needs of older adults post-incarceration: enabling society’s most disadvantaged to successfully reintegrate and age well (2021-2022)
  7. UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding Grant (Co-lead Investigator) - $49,292. The Autism ASSIST Project (Aiding and SuStaining Independence through Smart-home Technology (2020)
  8. UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding Grant (Co-Investigator) - $29,992. Project Title: “No Place to Grow Old” The Ageing in Gaol Research Study (2019)
  9. Australian Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) Project Pitch for Early Career Researchers $5,000. Co-design of a visual resource for assisting autistic individuals presenting to the emergency department with self harm (2019)

Commissioned Research

  1. Australian Association of Gerontology (2021-2022) - $20,000. Prison Leavers Project: care and support needs after leaving prison in old age - Preparation of a Background Paper, Position Paper for Government and "Things To Consider" for aged care providers. 

 

 

- UNSW School of Population Health Young Investigator Prize 2021 

- Best Oral Presentation, Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Conference 2016, Canberra, ACT, Australia

- Runner up, Best Oral Presentation, Australian Institute for Autism Research Conference, 2016, Perth, WA, Australia

Travel/conference awards

  1. 2021 Emerging Researchers in Ageing Bursary for the 54th Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference (November, 2021) Digital conference
  2. 53rd Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference (November, 2020) Digital conference – NSW Early Career Researcher Scholarship
  3. 41st Annual Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) Conference (November, 2019) Melbourne, VIC, Australia – Interstate travel award
  4. 15th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) (November, 2016) Canberra, ACT, Australia – Conference travel award
  5. International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (August, 2016) Melbourne, VIC, Australia – Travel award
  6. Macquarie University - Psychology Undergraduate Conference Travel Scheme (PUCTS) for attendance at Australian Conference on Undergraduate Research (ACUR) (September, 2014), Canberra, ACT, Australia

Current Projects 

  • Lead Investigator (NHMRC Investigator Grant 2023-27) ""No Place to Grow Old": Advancing health care and management of Australia's ageing prisoners"
  • Chief Investigator D - (NHMRC Ideas grant 2021-2023) ASCAPE: Audio delivered screening for cognition and age-related health in older prisoners - innovations in measuring the health and care needs of older prisoners both in prison and upon release
  • Lead Investigator - "Turning on the HEADLITes" Towards the first health and digital literacy intervention for older Australians leaving prison (UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding 2022)
  • Lead Investigator - Understanding the care and service needs of older adults post-incarceration: enabling society’s most disadvantaged to successfully reintegrate and age well (Australian Association of Gerontology Hal Kendig Research Development Program Funding 2022)
  • Lead Investigator - Examining the effectiveness of mental health treatment pathways for preventing violent reoffending in at-risk individuals with psychosis (Australian Institute of Criminology Research Grant 2022-23)

Past Projects

  • ReINVEST trial: a pharmacotherapy RCT for reducing violent behaviour in impulsive men with histories of violent offending 
  • Implementation and evaluation of training modules for improving knowledge and confidence regarding autism in Australian Federal Police (2020-2022)
  • Autism ASSIST (2020) (Aiding and SuStaining Independence through Smart home Technology) Project - a UNSW Ageing Futures Initiative
  • NSW Department of Justice funded evaluation of the electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders (DVEM) program (2019-2020)
  • Understanding the relationships between psychosis, treatment and reoffending: a NSW data linkage study 
  • PhD - ageing well on the autism spectrum in Australia, a mixed-methods investigation 

My Research Supervision

PhD - School of Population Health, UNSW. Retaining repeat violent offenders in clinical trials & research

PhD - School of Population Health, UNSW. Cognitive risk factors for criminal behaviour in older people

PhD - School of Population Health, UNSW. ASCAPE: A serious game approach to understand and detect cognitive impairment issues in marginalised populations

My Teaching

Current

CRIM3022 - Public Health and Corrections

Past

SOMS1501 - Inside the Criminal Mind

PSYC 2101 - Assessment, Personality and Psychopathology