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Erin Louise Whittle

PhD Candidate, UNSW Sydney

Erin is a Research Officer currently working on Aim 3 of the NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health Project - Improving the Mental Health Outcomes for Persons with Intellectual Disability, which focuses on a qualitative exploration of the barriers that impede access to mental health services for people with intellectual disability.

Erin holds a Masters of Public Health from UNSW, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sociology and Gender Studies from the University of Sydney. Her research interests are qualitative research methods, the social determinants of mental health and well-being and health inequities. She is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the experience of women with intellectual disability who seek mental health support.


  • –present
    Research Officer, UNSW