Courtney Wright

Courtney Wright

Dr Wright’s research has focused on individuals with complex disabilities living well in the community within family and community systems. Her research has informed policy development around the National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) in Queensland, practice guidelines for inclusive housing, and several Commonwealth Government Inquiry submissions. Her work has been widely published in international journals, and presented at a number of national/international conferences and industry symposiums. Dr Wright has a strong track record in knowledge translation with an innovative technological platform that has implications for roughly 1.4 million Australians with severe/profound disability released in June 2018. She has advanced the profile of Griffith University by attracting almost $500,000 in research, translation, and industry grants in the last two years.

 

 

Journal articles: 

1. Rowe, B., & Wright, C. J. (2017). Sexual knowledge in adolescents with intellectual disabilities: A timely reflection. Journal of Social Inclusion, 8(2), 42-53.

2. Townsend, C., McIntyre, M., Lakhani, A., Wright, C. J., White, P., Bishara, J. & Cullen, J. (in press). Inclusion of marginalised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with neurocognitive disability in the NDIS. Disability and the Global South (Special issue: ‘Intersecting Indigeneity, Colonisation and Disability’), accepted for publication 31 October, 2017.

3. Wright, C. J., Zeeman, H., Kendall, E., & Whitty, J. A. (2017). What housing features should inform the development of housing solutions for adults with complex physical and cognitive disability?: A systematic review of the literature. Health & Place (IF 2.541), 46, 234-248. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.06.001

4. Smith, D., Wright, C. J., Lakhani, A., & Zeeman, H. (2017). Art processes: A research tool for acquired brain injury and residential design. Arts & Health (IF 0.649), 9(3), 251-268. doi:10.1080/17533015.2017.1354899

5. Lakhani, A., Zeeman, H., Watling, D., Wright, C. J., & Bishara, J. (2017). Nominal group technique for individuals with cognitive disability: A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation (IF 1.985), e-pub ahead of print. doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1325946

6. Townsend, C., White, P., Cullen, J., Wright, C. J., & Zeeman, H. (2017). Making every Australian count: Challenges for the NDIS and the equal inclusion of homeless Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with neurocognitive disability. Australian Health Review (IF 1.343), e-pub ahead of print. doi:10.1071/AH16229

7. Wright, C. J., Lenette, C., Lewis-Driver, S., & Larmar, S. (2017). The revised ‘Common Time’ program as a strategy for student engagement and retention at university. Student Success (IF 0.59), 8(1), 79-86. doi:10.5204/ssj.v8i1.354

8. Wright, C. J., Zeeman, H., & Biezaitis, V. (2016). Holistic practice in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: Perspectives of health practitioners. Plos One (IF 3.234), 11(6), e0156826. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156826

9. Wright, C. J., Zeeman, H., & Whitty, J. A. (2016). Design principles in housing for people with complex physical and cognitive disability: Towards an integrated framework for practice. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment (IF 1.178), 32(2), 339-360. doi:10.1007/s10901-016-9517-2

10. Zeeman, H., Kendall, E., Whitty, J. A., Wright, C. J., Townsend, C., Smith, D., ... Kennerley, S. (2016). Study protocol: Developing a decision system for inclusive housing: Applying a systematic, mixed-method quasi-experimental design. BMC Public Health (IF 2.264), 16(1), 261-270. doi:10.1186/s12889-016-2936-x

11. Zeeman, H., Wright, C. J., & Hellyer, T. (2016). Developing design guidelines for inclusive housing: A multi-stakeholder approach using a Delphi method. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment (IF 1.178), 31(4), 761-772. doi:10.1007/s10901-016-9499-0

12. Wright, C. J., Muenchberger, H., & Whitty, J. A. (2015). The choice agenda in the Australian supported housing context: A timely reflection. Disability & Society (IF 1.190), 30(6), 834-848. doi:10.1080/09687599.2015.1038336

 

International conferences:

1. Wright, C. J., Zeeman, H., & Whitty, J. (2017). Using consumer voices to inform housing innovation for people with neurological disability. The Environmental Design Research Association EDRA48 Conference: Voices of Place (Speaker presentation), 31 May – 3 June, 2017. Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America.

2. Wright, C. J., & Zeeman, H. (2016). Build, Buy, Modify: An innovative online housing resource for people with disability. The 3rd Biennial Australasian Implementation Conference (Invited Speaker: Science Development Workshop), 4 October 2016. Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

3. Wright, C. J., Muenchberger, H., & Whitty, J. (2013). Identifying the housing preferences of younger adults with complex health conditions: An innovative approach using a Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) (poster presentation, abstract accepted). Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition 2013, 10-14 July. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

 

National conferences:

1. Wright, C., Colley, J., & Ward, M. (2018). Building all new homes to an agreed universal design standard: Understanding the perceived costs and benefits to Australian society

(Invited speaker presentation). The 3rd Australian Universal Design Conference, 4-5 September 2018. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

2. Townsend, C., White, P., McIntyre, M., Wright, C., & Cullen, J. (2017). Homelessness amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with complex disablement (Speaker presentation). Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURi) National Housing Conference 2017: Building for better lives, 29 November – 1 December, 2017. International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

3. Wright, C., Cullen, J., Fantin, S., & Townsend, C. (2017). Introducing the first purpose-built residential complex in Australia for First Peoples with complex disability (Speaker presentation). Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURi) National Housing Conference 2017: Building for better lives, 29 November – 1 December, 2017. International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

4. Cullen, J., Townsend, C., White, P., Lakhani, A., Wright, C., Bishara, J., Kelly, A., McIntyre, M., & Zeeman, H. (2017). Including Marginalised Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the NDIS. Impact, Engagement, Transformation (Speaker presentation). 2017 AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference, 21-23 March 2017. Hotel Realm, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

5. Wright, C., Muenchberger, H., & Whitty, J. (2015). Using consumer preferences to guide innovative supportive housing design and development (Speaker presentation). Second National Complex Needs Conference, 17-18 November 2015. Canberra Rex Hotel, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

6. Wright, C., Muenchberger, H., & Whitty, J. (2014). Understanding the housing preferences of younger adults with complex physical and psychological disabilities (Speaker presentation). Centre for Applied Disability Research: Research to Action Conference, 26-27 May 2014. Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

7. Wright, C., Muenchberger, H., & Whitty, J. (2013). Understanding the housing preferences of young adults with complex physical and psychological disabilities: Likes, dislikes and must-haves (Speaker presentation). Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURi) National Housing Conference 2013: A new way home, 30 October – 1 November, 2013. Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

8. Wright, C., & Muenchberger, H. (2012). Holistic practice in brain injury (BI) rehabilitation: Perspectives of health practitioners (Poster presentation: Shortlisted for ‘Best Poster Presentation Award’). 2012 Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference, 29-30 November 2012. QT Hotel, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 

Government Inquiry submissions:

1. Wright, C. (2016). “Near enough is not good enough”: An exploratory study into the housing experiences and preferences of younger adults with complex disability in Australia (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Inquiry into a suitable model for the implementation of the National Injury Insurance Scheme. Parliamentary Public Hearing and Briefing; 2 March 2016.

2. Wright, C. (2015). Housing preferences of young adults with complex conditions: A systematic synthesis (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). A Senate Inquiry into the adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia. Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

 

Industry reports:

1. Australian Network for Universal Housing Design, Wright, C., & Colley, J. (2018). Report on the survey on the provision of Livable Housing design: The costs and benefits to Australian society. Brisbane, QLD: Australian Network for Universal Housing Design.

2. Zeeman, H., Wright, C., & Lakhani, A. (2016). And they said it couldn’t be done: Experiences of three young adults (<50 years of age) with very complex disabilities moving to independent community living. Brisbane, QLD: Youngcare Griffith University Partnership.

 

Industry symposiums:

1. Schickerling, A., & Wright, C. (2018). Indigenous Design: First Purpose-Built Supported Housing in Australia for First Peoples with Complex Disability. Aboriginal Housing Master Class: Supporting a Sustainable Housing Sector for Aboriginal People. The Pullman Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia, May 9-10, 2018.

2. Wright, C. (2016). What makes a home of your own? Griffith University NDIS Symposium Series: “Housing for People with Disability: Let’s take action” (Invited Speaker). Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, August 8, 2016.

3. Wright, C. (2014). Housing development for people with complex conditions. National Disability Insurance Scheme Symposium (Invited Speaker). Griffith University Logan Campus, L06 Auditorium, June 10, 2014.

 

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