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Trevor Parmenter: Alumni Awards for Distinguished Service -- Profession

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Description: Trevor Parmenter began his professional career with a New South Wales Teachers' Certificate from Armidale Teachers' College in 1952. He then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New England in1972 and was awarded a PhD from Macquarie University in 1985 with his Dissertation entitled An investigation of the strategic behaviour of mildly intellectually handicapped adolescents in acquiring reading skills.

Trevor's research and teaching activities in the area of disability have included employment, community living, quality of life, positive behaviour support,autism and the evaluation of support programs. His research output includes over one hundred articles, more than forty books/book chapters and numerous conference presentations, reports and reviews. He has attracted $12,500,000 in competitive research and consultancy grants from 1975 to 2009.

Trevor has occupied professorial positions at Macquarie and Sydney Universities which have impacted upon education, psychology, allied health and medicine in the field of special education and disability studies. He is Professor Emeritus at the Sydney School of Medicine, the University of Sydney and was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 for contributions to the field of Developmental Disability.