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Jennifer ConderSenior Lecturer

PhD (Otago) MHealSc(Otago) PGCertTertT(Otago) RN


Research interests

Jenny's main research focus is in the field of learning (intellectual) disability. She brings a nursing perspective to research that is predominantly multi-disciplinary and inclusive of people with learning disability. As a qualitative researcher, Jenny's focus is on improving the health and wellbeing of people with learning and other disabilities through policy and practice.

Jenny's qualitative research expertise is in broad inductive approaches and grounded theory.

In addition to her position with the University, Jenny works as a researcher with the Donald Beasley Institute in Dunedin.

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Supervision of PhD and Master's students


International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Health Special Interest Research Group including Tripp, H., Conder, J. & Whitehead, L. (2021). International consensus guidelines: Reasonable adjustments in the management of type 2 diabetes in adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities. 70p. Retrieved from

Conder, J. A., & Mirfin-Veitch, B. F. (2020). “Getting by”: People with learning disability and the financial responsibility of independent living. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 48, 251-257. doi: 10.1111/bld.12329

Gee, G., Conder, J., & Adamson, S. (2020). Alcohol use by people with an intellectual disability in Aotearoa/New Zealand: The protective influence of family and social and support networks. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 48, 216-223. doi: 10.1111/bld.12326

McKenzie, N., Mirfin-Veitch, B., Conder, J., & Trip, H. (2019). Confronting versus comfortable: Two approaches to the recruitment of people with learning disability in an advance care planning study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 9(Suppl. 2), (pp. A14). doi: 10.1136/spcare-2019-ACPICONGRESSABS.42

Conder, J., Mirfin-Veitch, B., Payne, D., Channon, A., & Richardson, G. (2019). Increasing the participation of women with intellectual disabilities in women's health screening: A role for disability support services. Research & Practice in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 6(1), 86-96. doi: 10.1080/23297018.2018.1466354

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