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Kelsey Shinnick, B.A.

Graduate Research Assistant
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University of Kansas
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Lawrence, KS 66045-7555


Kelsey Shinnick is a graduate research assistant for the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas. She is a graduate student in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science.

During her undergraduate career at the University of Southern Mississippi, Ms. Shinnick served as President of Psi Chi Honor Society, received a research grant during the fall semester of 2013, and was awarded first prize at the 2014 Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity. 

At KU, she serves on the Research Conference Committee for KU Professionals for Disability (KUPD). As a member of KUPD, Shinnick works to bring professionals in the field of disability together by establishing professional relationships, developing cultural awareness, engaging in intellectual stimulation, and acting as a change agent for people with disabilities. She also acts as secretary for AbleHawks and Allies, a campus student organization that works to raise awareness of accessibility needs and advocates for increased accessibility at the University of Kansas.

Shinnick’s passion for research concerning individuals with disabilities stems from the fact that she is a person with a disability herself. She is diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT), which is a neurological condition that affects the extremities. Her goal in academia is to assist other individuals with disabilities in the form of research, awareness, and advocacy.

Research Interests

Shinnick’s research interests include gaining a better understanding of behavioral intervention strategies that aim to increase functional independence and decrease institutionalization for individuals with disabilities.   

Presentations

Shinnick, K. & Jordan, S. (2014, October). Predictors of independence with routines among children   with physical disabilities. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, Kansas.

Education

Shinnick received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

 


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