IASSIDD

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Academy - Ivan Brown - Brief Bio & Brief CV

Ivan Brown

Ph.D. (Special Education, University of Toronto, Canada).


Current Positions:

Academic: Adjunct Professor. Department of Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada

Organizational: Director, IASSIDD Academy for Teaching, Learning, and Research

Vice-President, Policy and Education, IASSIDD

Coordinator, IASSIDD Special Interest Research Groups


Overview
Ivan Brown, Ph.D. (Special Education) is Director of IASSIDD's Academy for Education, Teaching and Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Disability Studies at Brock University, Canada. He is an internationally recognized expert in numerous sub-fields of intellectual disability, with a particular focus on quality of life and family issues. Currently, he coordinates more than 25 family quality of life projects in various countries around the world, and is co-chair of IASSIDD's Quality of Life SIRG. Professor Brown has published widely in the academic literature and has written or edited eleven scholarly books. He was the founding editor of the Journal on Developmental Disabilities, and continued to serve for many years as its editor. He has been active in local disability organizations, and his work there has been recognized by several awards. Professor Brown has been an active presenter at scientific conferences, with more than 150 presentations and keynotes to his credit in the past 20 years. He has also presented several IASSIDD Academy workshops since 2009 (Ipoh, Malaysia; Singapore; St. Petersburg, Russia; Mexico City, Mexico; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong, China; and Vienna, Austria).

Current Positions:
Academic: Adjunct Professor, Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
Organizational: Director, IASSIDD Academy for Teaching, Learning, and Research

Previous Positions:
- Senior Researcher and Manager of two Research Centres, University of Toronto
- Associate Professor and Lecturer: Ryerson Polytechnic University, University of Toronto
- Elementary school teacher

Disability-related work completed in Canada and internationally:
- 3 Boards of Directors, disability organizations
- Numerous advisory and scientific committees, many chaired
- Numerous university courses taught (graduate and undergraduate; many student practicuums supervised
- Committee member and advisory to many community group activities related to intellectual disabilities
- Numerous thesis evaluations
- Numerous program reviews and promotion committees
- 154 journal articles peer reviewed
- Numerous research grants and projects

Publications summary:
- 11 books
- 4 scholarly bibliographies and encylopedia entries
- 18 journal issues edited
- 16 questionnaires and scales published
- 57 peer-reviewed journal articles published
- 14 research reports to governments
- 54 book chapters
- 98 professional articles, book reviews, editorials, and other non-peer-reviewed scholarly writing

Key Publications since 2007:

1 Books

Brown, I. & Percy, M, Condillac, R., Aldersey, H., & Fung, A.. (Eds.). (2019). Developmental disabilities in Ontario (4th ed.). Toronto, ON: Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities.

Hanes, R., Brown, I., & Hansen, N. (2018). The Routledge history of disabilities. London: Routledge.

Wehmeyer, M., Brown, I., Percy, M., Sogren, K., & Fung. A. (2017). A comprehensive guide to intellectual & developmental disabilities (2nd ed.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

- Fuchs, D., McKay, S., & Brown, I. (2012). Awakening the spirit: Voices from the prairies. Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Centre Press.

- Brown, I., & Percy, M. (2011). Developmental disabilities in Ontario (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON: Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities.
- Léveillé, S., Trocmé, N., Brown, I., & Chamberland, C. (2011). Research-community partnerships in child welfare. Toronto, ON: Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare.
- McKay, S., Fuchs, D., & Brown, I. (Eds.) (2009). A Passion for action in child welfare: Voices from the Prairies. University of Regina, Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Centre Press.
- Brown, I., & Percy, M. (Eds.). (2007). A comprehensive guide to intellectual and developmental disabilities. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
- Brown, I., Chaze, F., Fuchs, D., Lafrance, J., McKay, S., & Prokop-Thomas, S. (Eds.). (2007). Putting a human face on child welfare: Voices from the prairies. Toronto, Canada: Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare / Prairie Child Welfare Consortium.

2 Scholarly Bibliographies and Enclycopedia Entries
- Brown, I. (2014). Care, residential. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research (pp. 553-564). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
- Brown, R. I. & Brown, I. (2014). Family quality of life. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research (pp. 2194-2202). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
- Rankin, J. C., Rioux, M. H., & Brown, I. (2011). Disabilities: Overview. Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford University Press, http://www.oup.com/online/us/obo/?view=usa

3 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Correia, R. A., Seabra-Santos, M. J., Pinto, P. C., & Brown, I. (2017). Giving voice to persons with intellectual disabilities about family quality of life. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability, 14(1), 59-67. (Top 20 downloaded articles in JPPID for 2017)

Roth, D., & Brown, I. (2017). Social and cultural considerations in family quality of life: Jewish and Arab Israeli families' child‐raising experiences. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability, 14(1), 68-77. (Top 20 downloaded articles in JPPID for 2017)

Schmidt, J., Schmidt, M., & Brown, I. (2017). Quality of life among families of children with intellectual disabilities: A Slovene study. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability, 14(1), 87-102.

Bertelli, M., Bianco, A., Rossi, A., Mancini, M., La Malfa, G.& Brown, I., (2017). Impact of severe intellectual disability on proxy instrumental assessment of quality of life. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. Online, Nov 13, 2017: 1-10.

Bertelli, M., Bianco, A., Piva Merli, M., Lassi, S., Franco Placidi, G., La Malfa, G., & Brown, I. (add year). A battery of instruments to assess quality of life (BASIQ): Validation of the Italian adaptation of the Quality of Life Instrument Package.

Bertelli, M. O., Bianco, A., Piva Merli, M., Scuticchio, D., Lassi, S., Lorenzoni, L., Carbone Viviani, D., & Brown, I. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Italian adaptation of a Quality of Life Instrument as applied to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability, 13(3), 227-235.

Brown, I., & Radford, J. P. (2015). The growth and decline of institutions for people with developmental disabilities in Ontario: 1876-2009. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 21(2), 7-27.

Schippers, A., Zuna, N., & Brown, I. (2015). A proposed framework for an integrated process of improving quality of life. Journal of Policy & Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 12(3), 151-161.

Gómez, L. E., Arias, B., Verdugo, M. A., Tassé, M., & Brown, I. (2015). Opperationalization of quality of life for adults with severe disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59(10), 925-941.

Schmidt, M., & Brown, I. (2015). The education of children with intellectual disabilities in Slovenia. Journal of Policy & Practice in Intellectual Disabilities,12(2), 90-99

- Brown, I., Hatton, C., & Emerson, E. (2013). Quality of life indicators for individuals with intellectual disabilities: Extending current practice. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 51(5), 316-332. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-51.5.316
- Ho, E., James, N., Brown, I., Firkowska-Mankiewicz, A., Zasepa, E., Wolowicz, A., & Wapiennik, E. (2013). Family quality of life of Polish families with a member with intellectual disability. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 19(2), 36-42.
- Ajuwan, P. M., & Brown, I. (2012). Family quality of life in Nigeria. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(1), 61-70.
- Samuel, P. S., Rillotta, F., & Brown, I. (2012). Review: The development of family quality of life concepts and measures. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56(1), 1-16.
- Bertelli, M., Bianco, A., Rossi, M., Scuticchio, D., & Brown, I. (2011). Relationship between individual quality of life and family quality of life for people with intellectual disability living in Italy. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55(12), 1136-1150.
- Čagran, B., Schmidt, M., & Brown, I. (2011). Assessment of the quality of life in families with children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities in Slovenia. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55(12), 1164-1175.
- Švraka, E., Loga, S., & Brown, I. (2011). Family quality of life: Adult school children with intellectual disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55(12), 1115-1122.
- Bertelli M., Piva Merli M., Bianco A., Lassi S., La Malfa G., Placidi G.F., e Brown I. (2011). La batteria di strumenti per l'indagine della Qualità di Vita (BASIQ): Validazione dell'adattamento italiano del Quality of Life Instrument Package (QoL-IP). Giornale Italiano di Psicopatologia, 17(2), 205-212. [Bertelli M., Piva Merli M., Bianco A., Lassi S., La Malfa G., Placidi G.F.,and Brown I. (2011). A battery of instruments to assess Quality of Life (BASIQ): Validation of the Italian adaptation of the Quality of Life Instrument Package (QoL-IP). Italian Journal of Psychopathology, 17(2), 205-212.]
- Hassiotis, A., Brown, I., Brown, R, I., Favila, G., McConkey, R., Jokinen, N., & Lucchino, R. (2011). The IASSID Academy on education, teaching and research and the links with low and middle income countries: An international partnership. Journal of Policy & Practice in Intellectual Disability, 8(2), 134-138.
- Brown, I., & Brown, R. I. (2009). Choice as an aspect of quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 6(1), 11-18. (Top 20 most downloaded for 2009)
- Brown, R. I., Schalock, R. L., & Brown, I. (2009). Quality of life: Its application to persons with intellectual disabilities an their families – introduction and overview. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 6(1), 2-6. (Top 10 most downloaded for 2009)
- Werner, S., Edwards, M., Baum, N., Brown, I., Brown, R. I. & Isaacs, B. J. (2009). Family quality of life among families with a member who has an intellectual disability: An exploratory examination of key domains and dimensions of the revised FQOL Survey. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 53(6), 501-511.
- Petrowski, N. T., Edwards, M., Isaacs, B. J., Baum, N., & Brown, I. (2008). Family quality of life: Preliminary analyses from an on-going project. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 14(2), 111-114.
- Brown, I., Ajuwon, P., Wang, M., & Vahakoupus, J. (2008). Is social inclusion always a good idea? [Editorial]. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 14(2), v-xii.
- Isaacs, B. J., Brown, I., Brown, R. I., Baum, N. T., Myerscough, T., Neikrug, S., Roth, D., Shearer, J., & Wang, M.(2007). Development of a family quality of life survey. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability, 4(3), 177-185.