- Professor of Intellectual Disability
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Roger Stancliffe is Professor of Intellectual Disability at The University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences and leads the Disability Services stream at the University of Sydney's Centre for Disability Research and Policy. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Developmental Disability Studies (1997-2007) in Sydney, Australia, and a Research Associate at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA.
His research interests include choice, self-determination, community living, retirement and community participation, Active Support, physical activity, individual planning, deinstitutionalization, and cost effectiveness of services. He has published over 120 research articles and chapters.
His most recent book is Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities (2005). He was editor of the Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability from 2003 to 2008 and is a consulting editor to six international research journals on intellectual disability.
He is a regular presenter at national and international conferences on intellectual disability. He is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID), and is the recipient of the 2011 AAIDD Research Award.
In 2010, with colleagues from the University of Minnesota, he was awarded the NARRTC (formerly National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers) Best Paper Award for the most outstanding research paper published in 2009 by researchers from the 38 RRTCs in universities across the United States.