Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Rahul Ganguly

Dr Rahul Ganguly

BMR, M.Sc. (Sp. Ed. & Rehab.), PhD

Dr Rahul Ganguly is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Charles Sturt University, where he teaches subjects in Inclusive Education and Behaviour Management. Rahul’s passion for working with and for young adults with disabilities and their families has defined his career. Rahul’ research has taken an interdisciplinary approach with projects exploring resilience among students with disabilities in higher education. Additionally, Rahul’s research focuses on understanding the effects of long term caregiving among parents of young adults with emotional/ behavioural disabilities. He has skills in complex mixed method research, and high level project management expertise.

Rahul’s academic and clinical roles have forged links between educators, policy makers, individuals with disabilities, and researchers in USA, India and Australia. Rahul has received grants from the Australian Government, NCSEHE, and India-Vision Foundation. His current research examines the organisational, family, and personal facilitators/barriers that assist individuals with disabilities in Australia choose a university-education in STEM.

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Dr Rahul Ganguly has taught subjects in the areas of research, assessment, behaviour analysis, autism, emotional-behavioural challenges and mathematics. In all his courses, Rahul uses active, inductive, and collaborative learning as part of his teaching practice, engaging students in learning in a variety of ways. His learning tools include solving problem activities, case studies and readings that inspire student-generated questions. Students in his courses participate in small-group work, where students practice articulating concepts and sharing ideas, develop collaboration skills and learn from the various perspectives of their peers.

At CSU, Dr Ganguly teaches the following subjects:

ESS422: Assessment and Evaluation for Learning

ESS440: Teaching and Learning in the Differentiated Classroom

ESS509: Principles of Inclusive Education

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Dec 2016-June 2018:
Co-Principal Investigator
Navigating University with a Disability: HEPPP National Priority Grant ($185,000)
Partner Universities: CSU, CQ, Federation University, JCU Funding
Agency: Department of Education and Training, Australian Government

Nov 2016-Dec 2017:
Principal Investigator
Personal Strengths and Quality of Life among Family Caregivers Grant (AUD 2500)
Funding Agency: India Vision Foundation

April 2014-Dec 2015:
Principal Investigator
Risk/Thriving among Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: An Exploratory Study ($72,000)
Funding Agency: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Australian Government

Dec 2014-Dec 2015:  
Co-Principal Investigator
Birthing experiences of mothers with autism
Funding Agency: School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland

Dr Rahul Ganguly’s research major areas of research interest include:

Secondary/Postsecondary Education to Work Transitions for Students with Disabilities
Resilience in Long term Caregiving among Families of Individuals with Disabilities
Resilience among University Students with Disabilities.
Assessment and Instructional Adjustments in Large-Scale State Assessments

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Council for Exceptional Children, USA
*Division of Behaviour Disorders
*Division of Research
*Teacher Education Division
*Multicultural-CLD Division
Australian Association of Special Education
International Association of Special Education

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