Dr Carol Hamilton

Senior Lecturer, Human Development & Counselling

Qualifications: PhD (Massey), M.Ed.(Victoria), BA (Victoria), TTC.

About Me

Programme: Disability and Inclusion
Department: Human Development and Counselling
Faculty: Education

Staff Profile

Research Interests and Expertise

I am a educationalist/sociologist with an interest in exploring the intersections between ability and disability. My doctoral thesis examined the key cultural influences that enabled and constrained direct support workers responses to instances of sexualised behaviour of the intellectually disabled people who live in Service Agency group homes. My current research interests are in the following areas: sexuality & disability, life-story work with older intellectually disabled people, sterilisation and young intellectually disabled people and beginning teachers’ attitudes and beliefs towards the theory and practice of inclusive education.


I have expertise in a variety of positivist and post-positive narrative and deconstructive methodologies and in qualitative survey design.

'Favourite' Theorist(s)

Michel Foucault, Fiona Kumari Campbell, Erica Burman, Kwame Anthony Appiah. Hannah Arendt

Recent Publications

  • Hamilton, C. (2017). Exploring exclusion to create inclusion. In Orszagos Resztorativ Konferencia. Conference held at Gal Ferenc Foiskola, Szeged, Hungary.

  • Hamilton, C. (2017). Exploring the influence of institutionalisation on beginning teachers thoughts about inclusive practices. Journal of Social Inclusion, 8(1), 23-33.

  • Hamilton, C. (2016). Special education costs in New Zealand: What are direct family members paying?. set: Research Information for Teachers, (2), 20-27. doi:10.18296/set.0042

  • Hamilton, C. A., & Wilkinson, T. (2016). Parent perspectives of children with autism spectrum disorder transitioning from primary to secondary school in New Zealand. Waikato Journal of Education, 21(1), 121-132. doi:10.15663/wje.v21i1.196

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Hamilton, Dr Carol 8578 hamiltca TT.5.06 Te Oranga Human Development and Movement

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