Disability, Diversity and Gender


Joanna Fadyl

Phone: 09 921 9999 ext 7675

Email: jfadyl@aut.ac.nz

Deborah Payne

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7112

Email: dpayne@aut.ac.nz


We recognise that multiple groups comprise the disability community. We aim to build partnerships with them to ensure that their perspectives are included; the inequalities they experience are addressed and their needs met so that our research improves their health and social outcomes.


  1. To improve the health, well being and social outcomes of disabled people and their families.
  2. To improve access to and participation in health services.
  3. To enhance access and participation within the community for disabled people.
  4. To give a voice to the hidden groups within the wider disability community.

Associated Publications:


Journal Articles

Wong, W.C.W., Cheung, S., Miu, H.Y.H., Chen, J., Loper, K.A., & Holroyd, E. (2017). Mental health of African asylum-seekers and refugees in Hong Kong: using the social determinants of health framework. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 153.

Yang, Y.Y., He, H.G., Lee, S.Y., Holroyd, E., Shorey, S., & Koh, S.S.L. (2017). Perceptions of parents with preterm infants hospitalized in Singaporean neonatal intensive care unit. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing.

David, A., Holroyd, E., Jackson, M., & Cleary, S. (2017). 'Being in the know': Nurses' perspectives on the role of 'end-of-shift' verbal handover.International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare.

Liaw S.Y., Wu, L.T., Lopez, V., Chow, Y.L., Lim, S., Holroyd, E., Tan, K.K., & Wang, W. (2017). Development and psychometric testing of an instrument to compare career choice influences and perceptions of nursing among healthcare students, BMC Medical Education, 17(1), 72.

Li, H., Tucker, J., Holroyd, E., Zhang, J., & Jiang, B. (2017). Suicidal ideation, resilience, and healthcare implications for newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men in china: A qualitative study, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-10.

Li, H., Wei, C., Tucker, J., Kang, D., Liao, M., Holroyd, E., Zheng, J., Qi, Q., & Ma, W. (2017). Barriers and facilitators of linkage to HIV care among HIV-infected young Chinese men who have sex with men: A qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 214.

Kamblijambi, J.K., & Holroyd, E. (2017). Papua New Guinea midwives perspectives of the effect of a targeted village birth attendant education program. Midwifery Journal. Reference YMIDW2029. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.04.007.