Recent Campbell Collaboration Disability Research Synthesis Results
About the Webcast
A panel of review authors from the Disability Coordinating Group of the Campbell Collaboration share their experiences with the production process and showcase a variety of synthesis products originally published in 2020. These include traditional systematic reviews, mixed-methods reviews and evidence and gap maps. This recorded session was originally presented live as part of the What Works Global Summit (WWGS 2020).
The four projects presented include:
Individualised funding interventions to improve health and social care outcomes for people with a disability: a mixed-methods systematic review.
This Campbell systematic review examines the effects of individualized funding on a range of health and social care outcomes. It also presents evidence on the experiences of people with a disability, their paid and unpaid supports and implementation successes and challenges from the perspective of both funding and support organizations. This study is a review of 73 studies of individualized funding for people with disabilities.
Lead author/presenter: Pádraic Fleming, Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin.
Multifaceted Interventions for Supporting Community Participation Among Adults with Disabilities: A Systematic Review.
This Campbell systematic review and meta-analysis examines the impact of multifaceted interventions on community participation outcomes for adults with disabilities and aims to find effective components of the interventions. The review summarizes the findings from 15 reports of multifaceted interventions in five countries.
Lead author/presenter: Judith Gross, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University Bloomington.
Interventions for Anxiety in Mainstream School-aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Systematic Review.
This Campbell systematic review examines the effects of interventions for reducing anxiety in school-aged children with ASD, compared to treatment-as-usual. The review summarizes evidence from 24 studies using an experimental or quasi-experimental design.
Corresponding author/presenter: Petra Lietz, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER); author/presenter: Katherine Dix, ACER.
Evidence and Gap Map of Studies Assessing the Effectiveness of Interventions for People with Disabilities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
The aim of this evidence and gap map is to show all the available evidence from systematic reviews and impact evaluations of interventions to improve the welfare of people with disabilities and their families in low- and middle-income countries. The map includes 166 studies: 59 systematic reviews and 107 impact evaluations (predominantly quasi-experimental studies).
Lead Author/presenter: Ashrita Saran, Campbell South Asia, the Campbell Collaboration.
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About the Presenters
Dr. Pádraic Fleming is a Health Services Researcher based in Ireland. He completed his PhD studies in Maynooth University, Department of Psychology in 2018, focusing on individualised funding for people with a disability. Pádraic now works as Research Fellow in Trinity College Dublin, Centre for Health Policy and Management, examining the resilience of health systems in the face of health system shocks.
Dr. Judith Gross is director of the Center on Community Living and Careers at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University Bloomington. Her research has primarily focused on promoting high expectations for employment of people with disabilities and supporting individuals and their families to access and use available resources and benefits to promote competitive employment and community participation. She led the team that conducted this systematic review in her role as Assistant Research Professor at the University of Kansas, Research and Training Center on Independent Living. She has over 20 years’ experience as a special education teacher, direct service provider, advocate, researcher, and technical assistance provider.
Dr. Petra Lietz is a Principal Research Fellow within the Educational Monitoring and Research Division at ACER. Petra has more than 25 years of experience in education research including projects for the OECD, UNESCO and the IEA as well as large-scale Australian surveys. She has taught research design at undergraduate and graduate levels at Australian and German universities. Her research interests include factors related to learning outcomes and questionnaire design.
Dr. Katherine Dix is a Principal Research Fellow within Educational Monitoring and Research at ACER. She brings diverse experience in project managing and conducting local, national and international surveys. Katherine has extensive experience in whole-school wellbeing promotion, questionnaire design that informs program development, along with expertise in many online survey platforms and real-time monitoring and reporting. She currently heads the internal strategy regarding project that have evaluation as their main purpose.
Dr. Ashrita Saran is Director of Campbell South Asia and leads a team dedicated to production and use of evidence synthesis to inform policy in low- and middle-income countries. She joined Campbell in December 2016 as an Evidence Synthesis Specialist and played a central role in the development of evidence and gap maps as a Campbell evidence product and led the research teams for a number of maps. Ashrita is an Editor of Campbell’s International Development Coordinating Group and the Associate Editor at Health Research Policy and Systems. Prior to Campbell she worked with Cochrane South Asia and the Public Health Foundation of India.
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