Laura Mullins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Disability Studies. Dr. Mullins received her Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development from the University of Guelph and a Master of Arts in Applied Disability Studies from Brock University. She specialized in critical disability studies, applied behaviour analysis, trauma-Informed approaches, systemic and organizational change, and knowledge mobilization. She is a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst with over 20 years of experience within the developmental service sector focusing on adults labelled with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Mullins’ research interests are strongly rooted in critical disability studies and include topics related to addressing individual, organizational, and systemic factors that impact the quality of life of disabled people, accessibility within post-secondary education, accessible and appropriate housing, the effects of exposure to trauma for individuals and support services, assessment and treatment of challenging behaviours in adults with dual-diagnosis and implementing evidence-based practice within community organizations for adults labelled with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In appreciation of the need for transformative research within disability studies, her research predominately represents participatory action research with disabled people and community-engaged research and scholarship with services that support persons with disabilities. She is a mixed-methods researcher who chooses research methods in response to the specific research question.
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