Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology
Megan Topping is an international PhD candidate at La Trobe University, working on a collaborative project between the Summer Foundation and the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University. She began her PhD in 2019 and is expected to complete in 2023. Megan’s PhD is examining approaches for Improving the quality of support for people with acquired disability and complex needs. The outcomes of her work will help to inform policy and practice to improve the supports provided to young people with disability, helping them to live independently in the community.
Megan has 5 years of research experience, including coordinating international multi-centre clinical trials, developing trial protocols, overseeing research governance and performing systematic reviews.
She joined the Research Unit in 2018 and continues to work part-time as a Research Assistant while undertaking her PhD.
- Topping, M., Douglas, J., Winkler, D. (2019) Understanding the factors that influence the quality of paid disability support for adults with acquired neurological disability and complex needs: a scoping review protocol, BMJ Open, 9:e034654.
- Topping, M., Douglas, J., & Winkler, D. (2020). Factors that influence the quality of paid support for adults with acquired neurological disability: scoping review and thematic synthesis. Disability & Rehabilitation, 1–19. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1830190