Research Affiliates

Dr Patrik Arvidsson


Dr Patrik Arvidsson, PhD., Clinical Psychologist, is a Researcher and Senior Lecturer and does clinical work at the Habilitation Service Center, Gävle, Region Gävleborg. His research focuses on participation and inclusive processes in people with disability in general and in people with intellectual disability in particular. He is interested in different factors related to participation and inclusive processes, namely individual factors such as cognitive functions and psychological health, as well as contextual factors such as societal support and availability. Dr Arvidsson explores participation and inclusive processes in different socio-economic and cultural contexts. At the Centre for AAC he is involved in the psychometric validation of Picture My Participation (PmP), a picture-based instrument for assessing participation in children with intellectual disability in low- and middle-income countries. He is also affiliated to the Centre for Research & Development at Region Gävleborg/Uppsala University, CHILD, the Swedish Institute for Disability Research at Jönköping University, and the Department of Special Education at Mälardalen University.




Dr Sadna Balton

Dr Sadna Balton is the Head of Speech Therapy & Audiology at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg. She was previously Chairperson of the Professional Board for Speech-Language Therapy. A founding member of the Gauteng Early Childhood Intervention workgroup, she serves on the Provincial and National Speech Therapy & Audiology Executive Committees. Her research interests are in the area of early childhood intervention, the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, and rehabilitation practice in South Africa. Dr Balton is the recipient of the Integrity Icon Award (2020) and the Premier’s Service Excellence Award for Innovation (2020).





Prof Susana Castro-Kemp 

Prof Susana Castro-Kemp is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Education at Roehampton University in London, UK. Her research interests comprise the inclusion of children with special educational needs and disabilities, education policy and its translation into education practice, early childhood intervention, development and learning, and mental health/wellbeing in childhood and at school.





Dr Alida Naudé

Dr Alida Naudé is a diagnostic, research and training audiologist working at Amtronix Diagnostics. Her special areas of expertise and research include ethics and personal development, evoked potentials, vestibular audiology and ototoxicity. She has authored more than 10 articles in accredited journals and has also served as the editor of a special journal edition about ethics, in conjunction with international researchers. She co-authored a research methodology book based on work emanating from her PhD as well as her post-doctoral work. Most recently, she contributed a chapter on ethics considerations and tele-audiology in early hearing detection and intervention (together with Prof Juan Bornman) in the book Early Detection and Intervention in Audiology: An African Perspective, edited by Khoza-Shangase & Kanji. 



Prof Jenny Wilder

Prof Jenny Wilder is Professor in Special Education and Director of Research Studies in the Department of Special Education, Stockholm University. She is also Guest Professor in Special Education at Högskolan Kristianstad, Jenny obtained a PhD in Psychology from Stockholm University in 2008, and her research, which focuses primarily on intellectual disability, encompasses areas such as communication and interaction, participation, support provision, collaboration, and educational transitions.




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