The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) was established in 2009 following a competitive tender process. We are funded by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) within the NSW Department of Family and Community Services.
We began with a clear mission: to improve the mental health and quality of life of people with developmental disability. Our approach is multi-faceted and includes research, education and training, clinical services, driving policy change, and raising awareness through community engagement. We work closely with government departments, other universities and departments, medical colleges, clinicians, consumer representatives, local health services and hospitals, and NGOs to achieve this mission.
Professor Julian Trollor is the head of 3DN and the Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health. Julian is a neuropsychiatrist and has a clinical appointment within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, including practicing at the Clinic for the Assessment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Intellectual Disability (CANDID). He holds various teaching roles, and is involved in diverse research programs including: aging and cognitive decline in intellectual disability, complex genetic disorders and intellectual disability, intellectual disability in the criminal justice system, human rights & healthcare in intellectual disability, and ageing studies in the general population.
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