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Yoon-Suk Hwang is a Research Fellow at the Learning Sciences Institute Australia. Prior to this role she was a lecturer in special education at Griffith University. Yoon-Suk’s research aims at listening to the voices of disadvantaged people and investigating ways of enhancing the quality of their school, family and community life. Her recent research examined the applications of mindfulness intervention for improving behavioural and psychological wellbeing of individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her research will continue to explore the potential of mindfulness intervention for empowering children and youth at risk who experience social, emotional, and/or learning difficulties and engaging them in life-long learning. As demonstrated in her authored book, A mindfulness intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: New directions in research and practice (in press, Springer), Yoon-Suk’s publications seek to extend the scope of her research interests.

Research interests

  • Mindfulness and wellbeing
  • Student voices and engagement
  • Diversity, disability and inclusivity
  • Youth at risk, transition and quality of life
  • Disability and family support
  • Bullying and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Arts-based inquiry

Competitive grants and projects

2010-2014 Trust Company: Saggers, B., Hwang, Y. S., Carrington, S., Campbell, M., Mercer, L. (QUT), Ashburner, J. (Autism Queensland), Experiencing bullying: Young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.
2012-2014 Major Strategic Initiatives Grants, Art, Education and Law Group, Griffith University: Hwang, Y. S., Roberts, J., & Klieve, H., Autism Spectrum Disorders: From mindblindness to mindfulness.
2010-2011 Thomas T. Roberts Fellowship, Awarded by the University of Sydney and funded by Philanthropy ANZ Trustees Limited: Hwang, Y. S., Can you hear me (in Singapore)? The inner experience of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Research consultancy projects

2014 Sydney: Centre for Disability Studies, University of Sydney: Espiner, D., O’Connor, B., Hwang, Y. S., & O’Brien, P., Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and challenging behaviour within school settings: A literature review.

Publications

A mindfulness intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: New directions in research and practice

 

Video Resources

Dr Yoon-Suk Hwang Curriculum Vitae

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