BSW (Western), MSW (Toronto), PhD, Social Policy and Political Theory (London School of Economics and Political Science).
Tim Stainton is currently Professor at the School of Social Work and Director of the Canadian Institute 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 has served as a board member of several advocacy organizations and participated in numerous government panels, tasks forces and reviews. He was a founding member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID) Special Interest Research group on Ethics and Is a Fellow of IASSIDD.
Tim has lectured and consulted nationally and internationally on issues of service delivery, structure, self-determination and individualized funding and other disability related topics. He was a member of the Federal review panel hosted by Council Of Canadian Academies on Medical Assistance in Dying.
Latest press citation: https://thetyee.ca/News/2023/08/09/Medical-Assistance-Dying-Slippery-Slope-Mental-Illness-Disabled/
Selected Current and Recent Research Projects:
Literature and Jurisdictional Review on Respite Service. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. $161,261 Co-PIs Tim Stainton and Rachelle Hole. Sept. 2019.
Literature and Jurisdictional Review on Inclusive Child Care in the context of Universal Child Care. Ministry of Children and Families. $12,000. Co-PIs Tim Stainton and Rachelle Hole. July 2019.
Social Capital and Microboards. Mitacs (Vela/CLBC). $60,000 PI Tim Stainton, Co-PI Rachelle Hole.. Jan. 2019.
Catalyzing Research in “Dis/ability Arts, Culture, & Public Pedagogy: A/r/t/ographies for Access for and by Youth with Disabilities. UBC-VPRI, L. Roman, T. Stainton, R. Hole, J. Beaudry, K. Johnson. Complete.
Promoting Human Flourishing in the Context of Medical Assistance in Dying. Canadian Association for Community Living, T. Stainton. In Progress.
Sexual health Knowledge and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Participatory Theatre Project. Vancouver Foundation, $57,800. R. Hole, T. Stainton, L. Snellert, R. Chilton. Complete.
The BC Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment – “The TYDE Project. Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, $2,320,324. R. Hole, J. Bottorff, J. Corbett, L. Schnellert, T. Stainton, R. Y
oung RA, Marshall SK, Stainton T, et al.(2017) The transition to adulthood of young adults with IDD: Parents’ joint projects. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability. 2017;00:1–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12395
Reinders, J. , Stainton, T. and Parmenter, T. R. (2019), The Quiet Progress of the New Eugenics. Ending the Lives of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for Reasons of Presumed Poor Quality of Life. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 16: 99-112. doi:10.1111/jppi.12298
Fleming P, McGilloway S, Hernon M, Furlong M, O’Doherty S (RIP), Keogh F, Stainton T. (2019) Individualised funding interventions to improve health and social care outcomes for people with a disability: a mixed-methods systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews Oslo Vol. 15, (Jan 25, 2019). DOI: 10.4073/csr.2019.3
Baumbusch, J. , Moody, E. , Hole, R. , Jokinen, N. and Stainton, T. (2018), Using Healthcare Services: Perspectives of Community‐Dwelling Aging Adults With Intellectual Disabilities and Family Members. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 4-12. doi:10.1111/jppi.12264.
Marshall, S.K., Stainton, T., Wall, J.M., Zhu, M., Murray, J., Wu, S., Bouhali, A.E., Parada, F., Zaidman-Zait, A., & Young, R.A. (2018). Transition to adulthood as a joint parent-youth project for young persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 56, 263–277. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-56.5.263.
Young RA, Marshall SK, Stainton T, et al.(2017) The transition to adulthood of young adults with IDD: Parents’ joint projects. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability. 2017;00:1–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12395
Stainton, Tim (2017) Moving towards full citizenship and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 4:1. pp 1-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2017.1312505
Fleming, P., Furlong, M., McGilloway, S., Keogh, M., Hernon, M., Stainton, T. (2016). Protocol: Personal budgeting interventions to improve health and social care outcomes for people with a disability: A systematic review. The Campbell Collaboration.
Stainton, Tim (2015) Supported decision-making in Canada: principles, policy, and practice. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2015.1063447
Hole R., Robinson, C., Stainton, T. Lige, S., Crawford C. (2015) Home sharing and people with intellectual disabilities: Tips from the experts!. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. Volume 12 Number 4 pp 279–287 (doi: 10.1111/jppi.12138).
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Stainton, T. (2018) ‘Reason, Value and Persons: The Construction Of Intellectual Disability In Western Thought From Antiquity to the Romantic Age’. In Roy Hanes ed. Routledge History of Disability. (Abingdon:Routledge).
Goodey, C., McDonagh, P. & Stainton T. (Eds.). Intellectual Disability: A Conceptual History, 1200-1900. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018.
Stainton, T. (2018) Sensationalism and the Construction Of Intellectual Disability. In Goodey, C., McDonagh, P. & Stainton T. (Eds.). Intellectual Disability: A Conceptual History, 1200-1900. (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
Goodey, C., McDonagh, P. & Stainton T.. ‘Introduction’ in Goodey, C., McDonagh, P. & Stainton T. (Eds.). Intellectual Disability: A Conceptual History, 1200-1900. (Manchester: Manchester University Press).
Stainton T. (2023) Assisted Life Before Assisted Death: Disability Discomfort Regarding Maid. MAID in CANADA: Critical Multidisciplinary Perspectives in J. Kotalik and D, Shannon eds. Switzerland: Springer Nature.
Areas of Scholarship: Intellectual disability, social policy, ethics, history of intellectual disability, disability supports
Areas of Practice: Intellectual disability, planning and support, policy and programmes
SOWK453 Disability and Justice Sections
This Interprofessional Health and Human Service course considers issues related to justice and disability and how health and human service professionals can effectively practice with people with disabilities from a social justice perspective. Social and personal context and practice responses are examined.[ubccourses department=SOWK course=453 stickywinter=”W”]