Dr Iva Strnadová

Honorary Associate


Phone: +61 2  9351

Fax: +61 2  9351

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Professional biography

Iva is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, University of New South Wales. Since graduating (Mgr., PhDr., PhD.) she has held an academic appointment (Senior Lecturer) at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2010 she was granted the academic title of Associate Professor at the Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic), her theses was on the well-being of women with intellectual disabilities.

Before her academic appointments, Iva worked for 8 years with adult women with intellectual disabilities and autism and she draws on this experience in her teaching and research activities.

Her contribution to the field is evident in her international impact. Since 2006 she has presented at 31 international conferences all over the world (USA, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Czech Republic,Turkey and South Africa). She has delivered 5 keynote speeches and 17 invited papers.

Iva has a strong history of securing national and international research grants. Since 2005, she has been one of the CIs on more than fifteen different research projects on both national and international levels. She conceptualized research projects, managed research teams, and mentored fellow CIs in the application of the grounded theory approach.

Her research interests are in the area of adult and ageing women with intellectual disabilities; well-being of people with developmental disabilities and their families; inclusive education and inclusive research.

If you would like to contact Dr Strnadová regarding her work with the Faculty, please email her on i.strnadova@unsw.edu.au

Professional and community roles

  • Senior Lecturer (Special Education), UNSW