Karenne Hills

BNurs (GU) BCouns(UNE) MCouns(CHC) Grad Cert (Couples Counselling)(CHC)

(PhD candidate: Griffith University)

Lecturer/
Undergraduate Course Coordinator (Counselling)

Phone: 07 3347 7948
Email: khills@chc.edu.au

Research Interests

      • Theology of Disability and The Spiritual Experiences and Expressions of People with a Disability

Professional Affiliations

      • Clinical member of CCAA and PACFA.

Personal Interests

      • Exploring and Discovering
      • Reading
      • Cooking
      • Traveling
      • Relationship

Publications

Journals

Hills, K., Clapton, C., & Dorsett, P.  (2016). Towards an understanding of spirituality in the context of non-verbal autism:  A scoping review.  Journal of Disability and Religion, 20(4), 265-290.  Published in December.

Hills, K., & Meteyard, J. (2013). Disability: A fresh approach to an old dilemma. Journal of Religion, Disability & Health, 17(1), 62-72.

Presentations

Hills, K.  (2016, August).  Towards a model for inclusive education in Christian Higher Educational Institutions: A prototype program.  Paper presented at Exclusion and Embrace:  Disability, Justice and Spirituality conference, Melbourne.

Hills, K.  (2016, August).  Spirituality in the context of non-verbal autism.  Paper presented at 2016 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities IASSIDD 15th World Congress, Melbourne.

Hills, K.  (2016, July).   Towards a model for inclusive education in Christian Higher Educational Institutions: A prototype program. Paper presented at Learning and Loves: Re-imagining Christian Education Research Symposium, Brisbane.

Hills, K.  (2016, May).  Towards an understanding of spirituality in the context of non-verbal autism. Paper presented at Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, Holland, MI, USA.

Hills, K. (2015, May 26-30). Spirituality and people with a disability in the context of human sexuality. Paper presented at Summer Institute of Theology and Disability 2015 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Hills, K. (2014, October). Spirituality and disability [Plenary speaker]. Paper presented at ACS One Day Conference for Chaplains, School Counsellors and Pastoral Care Workers, Citipointe  Christian College, Carindale, QLD, Australia.

Hills, K. (2014, October). Family considerations with a member with Autism. Workshop presented at Living, Loving, and Working with People on the Autism Spectrum Conference, Citipointe Christian College, Carindale, QLD, Australia.

Hills, K. (2014, October). Spirituality and people with disability in the context of human sexuality. Paper presented at Spirituality and Disability: Vulnerability, Dependency, and Interdependency Conference, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Hills, K. (2014, August). Spirituality & people with a disability. Paper presented at Queensland Chaplaincy Conference, Alexandra Headland, QLD, Australia.

Hills, K. (2014, June). Sexuality, spirituality and people with a disability. Paper presented at Summer Institute Theology & Disability conference, Dallas, TX.

Hills, K. (2013, October). Spirituality of people with a disability. Workshop presented at  Living, Loving, and Working with People on the Autism Spectrum Conference, Carindale, QLD, Australia.

Hills, K. (2013, October). Parenting and sibling concerns in a family with a child on the Autism Spectrum. Workshop presented at Living, Loving, and Working with People on the Autism Spectrum Conference, Citipointe Christian College, Carindale, QLD, Australia.

Hills, K. (2013, February 18). Personhood and disabilities. Workshop presented at Christian Counsellors Association PD, Christian Heritage College, Carindale, QLD.