Lecturer

Dr Joanne Danker

MEd Special and Inclusive Education (UNSW Sydney)

PhD (UNSW Sydney)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education

Joanne Danker is a lecturer in Special Education in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales.

Her research interests include the well-being of students with developmental disabilities (i.e., autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities), inclusive and special education, and engaging individuals with disabilities in research using participatory research approaches. She is particularly interested in using innovative research approaches such as Photovoice to enable the authentic voices of the often silenced and marginalised children with disabilities to be heard.

 

Location
G42 Morven Brown
  • Books | 2020
    Danker J, 2020, Enhancing the Well-being of Students on the Autism Spectrum: Learning from Students, Parents, and Teachers, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003002680
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Strnadova I; Griller Clark H; O'Neill SC; Cumming TM; Mathur SR; Wells TC; Danker J, 2022, 'Barriers to community re-entry for incarcerated youth: Stakeholders’ perspectives in Australia and the United States.', in Scorgie K; Forlin C (ed.), Transition programs for children and youth with diverse needs, Emerald Publishing Limited, UK, pp. 245 - 264, https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/S1479-363620220000018021/full/html
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Chadwick D; Ågren KA; Caton S; Chiner E; Danker J; Gómez-Puerta M; Heitplatz V; Johansson S; Normand CL; Murphy E; Plichta P; Strnadová I; Wallén EF, 2022, 'Digital inclusion and participation of people with intellectual disabilities during COVID-19: A rapid review and international bricolage', Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 19, pp. 242 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12410
    Journal articles | 2022
    Danker J; Strnadová I; Tso M; Loblinzk J; Cumming TM; Martin AJ, 2022, '‘It will open your world up’: The role of mobile technology in promoting social inclusion among adults with intellectual disabilities', British Journal of Learning Disabilities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bld.12500
    Journal articles | 2022
    Strnadová I; Danker J; Carter A, 2022, 'Scoping review on sex education for high school-aged students with intellectual disability and/or on the autism spectrum: parents’, teachers’ and students’ perspectives, attitudes and experiences', Sex Education, vol. 22, pp. 361 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2021.1941842
    Journal articles | 2022
    Strnadová I; Eacott S; Danker J; Dowse L; Lenne B; Alonzo D; Tso M; Loblinzk J, 2022, 'Leading schools for specific purposes: a relational analysis of provision', Journal of Educational Administration and History, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2022.2101989
    Journal articles | 2022
    Strnadová I; Loblinzk J; Danker J, 2022, 'Sex Education for Students with an Intellectual Disability: Teachers’ Experiences and Perspectives', Social Sciences, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/socsci11070302
    Journal articles | 2021
    Martin AJ; Strnadová I; Loblinzk J; Danker JC; Cumming TM, 2021, 'The role of mobile technology in promoting social inclusion among adults with intellectual disabilities', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 34, pp. 840 - 851, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12869
    Journal articles | 2021
    Strnadová I; Loblinzk J; Danker J, 2021, 'Importance of sex education for a successful transition to life after school: Experiences of high school girls with intellectual disability', British Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol. 49, pp. 303 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bld.12403
    Journal articles | 2020
    Collings S; Strnadová I; Loblinzk J; Danker J, 2020, 'Benefits and limits of peer support for mothers with intellectual disability affected by domestic violence and child protection', Disability and Society, vol. 35, pp. 413 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2019.1647150
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cumming T; Strnadova I; Danker J; Basckin C, 2020, '“I Was Taught That My Being Was Inherently Wrong”: Is Applied Behavioural Analysis A Socially Valid Practice?', International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, vol. 5, pp. 72 - 72, http://www.ijahss.com/Paper/05122020/1179451317.pdf
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cumming TM; Strnadova I; Danker J, 2020, 'Transitions of Students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Settings: The Nexus Between Recommended and Actual Practice', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF SPECIAL AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, vol. 44, pp. 28 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jsi.2020.1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tilley E; Strnadová I; Danker J; Walmsley J; Loblinzk J, 2020, 'The impact of self-advocacy organizations on the subjective well-being of people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review of the literature', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 33, pp. 1151 - 1165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12752
    Journal articles | 2019
    Danker J; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2019, 'Picture my well-being: Listening to the voices of students with autism spectrum disorder', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol. 89, pp. 130 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2019.04.005
    Journal articles | 2019
    Danker J; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2019, '“They don’t have a good life if we keep thinking that they’re doing it on purpose!”: Teachers’ Perspectives on the Well-Being of Students with Autism', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 49, pp. 2923 - 2934, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04025-w
    Journal articles | 2019
    Strnadova I; Collings S; Loblinzk J; Danker J, 2019, 'Parents with intellectual disabilities and their perspective of peer support: “It depends on how they give it”', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12579
    Journal articles | 2016
    Danker J; Strnadova I; Cumming TM, 2016, 'Engaging students with autism spectrum disorders in research through participant-driven photo-elicitation research technique.', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 41, pp. 35 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jse.2016.7
    Journal articles | 2016
    Danker J; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2016, 'School experiences of students with autism spectrum disorder within the context of student wellbeing: A review and analysis of the literature', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 40, pp. 59 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jse.2016.1
    Journal articles | 2016
    Strnadová I; Cumming TM; Danker J, 2016, 'Transitions for Students with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder: Carer and Teacher Perspectives', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 40, pp. 141 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jse.2016.2
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Strnadova I; Loblinzk J; Danker J, 2021, 'A multi-perspective study on sexuality education and students with intellectual disability', in JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, WILEY, pp. 1199 - 1199, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000668281600059&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Collings S; Strnadova I; Loblinzk J; Danker J, 2019, 'PEER SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY FACING ADVERSITY', in JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, WILEY, Vol. 63, pp. 783 - 783, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000474486303031&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Danker J; Strnadova I; Cumming T, 2016, 'A multiple perspectives approach on the well-being of students with autism spectrum disorder', in JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 778 - 778, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000383462000774&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Selected research grants

2021 UNSW Sydney School of Education. Danker, J., Strnadová, I., Lenne, B., Loblinzk, J., Alonzo, D., Dowse, L., & Tso, M. Students with moderate and high support needs: Perspectives on student well-being.   

2020 NSW Department of Education, Australia - Strnadová, I., & Dowse, L. Disability Strategy Implementation: Literature review on support for students with disability.

2020 NSW Department of Education, Australia - Strnadová, I., Danker, J., Loblinzk, J., Dowse, L., & Lenne, B. Capturing perspectives on student well-being from students with intellectual disability and/ or autism in NSW schools: Listening to voice of students with high support needs.

2020 University of New South Wales Sydney - Strnadová, I., Danker, J., Loblinzk, J., & Self Advocacy Sydney. Online peer support and peer mentoring and its impact on social inclusion and well-being of people with intellectual disability.

2020 University of New South Wales Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Strnadová, I., Danker, J., Loblinzk, J., Malouf, R., & IDRS. Sexuality, rights and relationships education for students with intellectual disabilities and autism.

2020 University of New South Wales Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Strnadová, I., Danker, J., Loblinzk, J., Malouf, R., & IDRS. Sexuality, rights and relationships education for students with intellectual disabilities and autism.

Lee Mills Teacher Education Award, Australasian Association of Special Education (AASE), 2015

Australian Association for Special Education (Nominated NSW Committee Member)

Member of the Special and Inclusive Education Research Group - UNSW

 

My Research Supervision

PhD Students

Michelle Wai Yun Tso - Friendship experiences of adolescent girls on the autism spectrum

Saira Hossain – What really matters for secondary school student well-being in Bangladesh?

 

EdD Students

Michelle Davies - Supporting siblings through programs/initiatives where there is a disability in the family

Helen Shearing - Love me but let me go: reviewing current practices to improve the outcomes and opportunities for young people with disabilities post-school.

My Teaching

EDST5107 Teaching Methods for High Incidence Disabilities

EDST5134 Addressing Learner Diversity

EDST5118 Professional Practice for Special Education

EDST4084 Managing the Classroom Environment