• 5 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

Policies, standards and frameworks for education of children and youth with vision impairment or other disabilities

Digital platforms for professional learning, including braille eLearning programs

Disability-inclusive education in low income countries

National implementation and financing of UN conventions/treaties, including Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Education 2030 Framework for Action and Sustainable Development Goals

Community engagement

President, the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment

Executive Member, World Blind Union

Chair, ICEVI Governance Committee

Chair, ICEVI Communications Committee

Member, IDDC Inclusive Education Task Group, International Disability and Development Consortium

Member, Zonta Club of Melbourne on Yarra, Zonta International

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Education, Master of Special Education (Sensory Disability) (Honours)

Education, Bachelor of Education (Special Education)

Education, Bachelor of Arts with the Diploma of Education

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disability Social Sciences
Students Medicine & Life Sciences
Education Medicine & Life Sciences
education Social Sciences
New South Wales Medicine & Life Sciences
braille Social Sciences
UN Convention Social Sciences
Learning Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2003 2016

Research Outputs 2007 2019

  • 5 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Edited Book/Anthology

Vision impairment, educational principles and practice: implications for families and children

Gentle, F. (ed.), Silveira, S. (ed.) & Gallimore, D. (ed.), 2019, North Rocks, N.S.W.: North Rocks Press. 103 p. (RIDBC Renwick Centre Monograph; no. 2)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

Vision impairment, educational principles and practice: some fundamentals

Silveira, S., Gentle, F. & Gallimore, D., 2016, North Rocks, N.S.W.: North Rocks Press. 93 p. (RIDBC Renwick Centre Monograph; no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

disability
health
education
student

New dots Downunder: The implementation of Unified English Braille (UEB) in Australian schools

Gentle, F., Steer, M. & Howse, J., 2012, In : The British Journal of Visual Impairment. 30, 3, p. 197-200 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Education
New South Wales
Learning
Students

Insights from six blind Australian women

Gentle, F., 2008, In : The British Journal of Visual Impairment. 26, 1, p. 99-108 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interviews
Research

A taxonomy of assessment accommodations for students with vision impairments in Australian schools

Steer, M., Gale, G. & Gentle, F., 2007, In : The British Journal of Visual Impairment. 25, 2, p. 169-177 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Students

Prizes

Alumni Award for Regional Leadership

Frances Gentle (Recipient), 17 Oct 2012

Prize: Honorary award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Frances Gentle (Recipient), 7 May 2013

Prize: Honorary award

Officer, General Division of the Order of Australia

Frances Gentle (Recipient), 11 Jun 2018

Prize: Honorary award