BSW (Western), MSW (Toronto), PhD, Social Policy and Political Theory (London School of Economics and Political Science).
Tim is currently Professor at the School of Social Work and Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Wales Swansea where he was Director of Social Work, McGill University, and was tutor in Social Policy at the London School of Economics. In 2008/9 he was the Sir Allan Sewell Visiting Fellow at Griffith University, Australia.
Prior to his academic career he worked in the field of intellectual disability in a number of roles including as Director of Policy and Programmes for the Ontario Association for Community Living and at the Community Living Society in Vancouver as a service broker working on the deinstitutionalization of provincial institutions.
He is author of numerous works on service and supports for people with intellectual disabilities, disability rights, individualized funding, history, ethics and theory. He is active in the disability rights and community living movements and is a board member of several advocacy organizations. He was a founding member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID) Special Interest Research group on Ethics.
Tim has lectured and consulted internationally on issues of service delivery, structure, self-determination and individualized funding and other disability related topics for many years.
Selected Current and Recent Research Projects:
An Evaluation of the National Ready Willing and Able Employment Initiative fpr People with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder. CACL & CASDA-2015-2018.
Giving in Action Fund Cost Benefit Analysis. Vancouver Foundation, M.Evans, T. Stainton, R. Hole. Complete
Transition to adulthood as goal-directed projects for youth with intellectual disabilities and their parents. SSHRCC Richard Young, Sheila Marshall, Tim Stainton, Anat Zaidman-Zait. In Progress.
Mapping Inclusive Employment Practices for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Participatory Research Mapping Approach. The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation with the BC Centre for Employment Excellence R. Hole, T. Stainton, Jon Corbett.
Service Restructuring, Employment Outcomes and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in BC’s Labour Market. I Am Cares. T. Stainton, R. Hole. Completed 2015.Diversifying health human resources: Exploring the experiences of practitioners with disabilities in the health professions. CIHR. T. Jarus, Krupa, T., Rozanova J., Roberts E., Stainton, T., Hole R., Warick R., Lee M., Groening M., Murphy S., Opini B., Parhar G., Roberts, B., Parhar A., Chen S., Fink-Jensen K., Shankar S.. In Progress.
Selected Recent Publications:
Johnston, P., Jongbloed, Stainton, T., L. Drynan, D., (2014). Can assistive technology help people with disabilities obtain employment? An examination of overcoming barriers to participation in British Columbia, Canada. International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation. Vol. 13, No. 1.
Johnston P., Currie, L. M., Drynan, D., Stainton, T., Jongbloed, L. (2014). Getting it ‘‘right’’: how collaborative relationships between people with disabilities and professionals can lead to the acquisition of needed assistive technology’. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Vol. 9, No. 5, Pages 421-431 (doi:10.3109/17483107.2014.900574)
Ho A. Silvers A. and Stainton T. (2014) Continuous Surveillance of Persons with Disabilities: Conflicts and Compatibilities of Personal and Public Goods. Journal of Social Philosophy. Vol. 45 No. 3, Fall 2014, 348–368.
Stainton, T. Asgarova, S., Feduck, M. (2013) A Comparison of Cost and Service
Utilization Across Individualized and Traditional Funding Options Through
Community Living British Columbia. Vancouver: CIC.
Hole, R., Stainton, T., & Wilson, L. (2013). Ageing adults with intellectual disabilities: Future hopes and concerns of self-advocates and family member experiences. Australian Social Work, 66 (4), 571 – 589. DOI:10.1080/0312407X.2012.689307
Hole, R., Stainton, T., Robinson, C., Crawford, C., & Lige, S. (2012). Home sharing: A study of resident and stakeholder views. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56 (7-8), 781.
Stainton, Tim & Clare, Isabel C. H.(2012). Editorial, ‘Human rights and intellectual disabilities: an emergent theoretical paradigm?. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. V. 56- No. 11. pp. 1365-2788. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jir.12001.
Stainton, Tim, Brown Jonathan, Crawford, Cam, Hole, Rachelle & Charles, Grant (2011). ‘Comparison of community residential supports on measures of Information & Planning; Access & Delivery of Supports; Choice & Control; Community Connections, Satisfaction; and, Overall Perception of Outcomes’ Journal on Intellectual Disability Research. Vol.55 Pt. 8 pp 732–745.
Stainton, T., Sobsey, D. & Watson, S. (2011). A Right to Life?. In Human Rights and Intellectual Disability, D. Griffiths Ed..St. Catherines: 3R’s Project, Brock University.
Charles, G., Stainton, T. & Marshall, S. (2011).Young carers in immigrant families: An ignored population. Canadian Social Work, 12(1), 83-92.
Charles, G., Marshall, S. & Stainton, T. (2010). Demographics Profiles and Initial Results from the British Columbia Young Carers Study, Relational Child and Youth Care Practice,23(4), 64-67
Stainton, Tim, Lesley Chenoweth and Christine Bigby. (March 2010).’Editorial: Social Work and Disability: An uneasy relationship ‘. Australian Social Work.