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Rachelle Hole

Associate Professor

Educational Background

  • PhD (2004), Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of British Columbia
  • MSW (1994), The University of British Columbia
  • BSW (1992), The University of British Columbia
  • BA (1989), Psychology, The University of Manitoba

General Background

Rachelle Hole joined the faculty in 2004. Her main research interests are in the area of disability studies and identity theory. Her doctoral thesis explored the intersection of hearing loss and identity, exploring how three culturally Deaf women perceived the influence of hearing loss on their identities. The interest for this topic emerged from her social work practice over 20 years working with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind individuals and their families throughout the Province of British Columbia.

Most recenlty, Rachelle’s research in the area of disability studies is focused on the meaning of inclusion and citizenship for individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families. Rachelle has been involved with the Community Living Research Project since July 2005 and is the co-director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship at the UBC Vancouver School of Social Work (see http://www.cic.arts.ubc.ca/). Rachelle is currently the PI on a SSHRC funded research project (2009-2012)  exploring the residential option of "Home Sharing" for adults with intellectual disabilies titled "Road to Inclusion or Increased Risk? Home Sharing and People with Intellectual Disabilities".  

Professional Affiliations

Co-Director of Research, Oct 2008-ongoing
Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC) see: http://www.cic.arts.ubc.ca/
University of British Columbia School of Social Work
 
Associated Health Researcher, Sept 2007-ongoing
Collaborative RESearch Team to Study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD)                                                   see: http://www.crestbd.ca/index.php
University of British Columbia

Teaching Interests

  • Disability Studies and Social Work Practice
  • Critical Disability Theory
  • Social Theory
  • Qualitative Inquiry

Research Interests

  • Disability Studies and Critical Disability Theory 
  • Poststructural Theories
  • Feminist Research Methods 
  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Discourse Analysis

Current Research Projects

Road to Inclusion or Increased Risk: Home Sharing and People with Intellectual Disabilities

PI: Rachelle Hole

Co-Is: Timothy Stainton, Carole Robinson, and Cameron Crawford

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Amount: $128,320

Dates: 2009-2012  

Establishing Cultural Safety and Effecting Organizational Change for Aboriginal Healthcare

PIs: Rachelle Hole (nominated PI), Lawrence Berg, Joan Bottorff, and Mike Evans

Co-Is: Lesley Bryant-McLean, Shirley Chau, Donna Kurtz, Peter Hutchinson, Dianne Wepa

Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Amount: $405,000

Dates: 2009-2012  

Quality of Life, Stigma and Bipolar Disorder: A Collaboration for Change

PIs: Erin Michalak and Sagar Parikh

Co-Is:  J. Austin, R. Hole, M. Lau, J. Livingston, R. Milev, B. Pesut, M. Suto

Funded by CIHR – Knowledge Translation to Action Grant

Amount: $214,771

Dates: 2010-2012 

Examining the Organization of Healthcare for Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in British Columbia 

PI: J. Baumbusch

Co-Is: R. Hole and T. Stainton

Funded by the Vancouver Foundation

Amount: $39,031

Dates: 2011-2012  

Publications

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Journals

Michalak, E., Hole, R., Livingston, J., Parikh, S., McBride, S., Lapsley, S., Murray, G & the CREST. BD team. (In press). Improving care and wellness in bipolar disorder: Origins, evolution and future directions of a collaborative knowledge exchange network. Journal of Mental Health Systems

Wallace, B., MacEntee, M.I., Harrison, R., Hole, R., & Mitton, C. (In press 2012). Community Dental Clinics: Providers perssepctives. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology

Pesut, B., McLeod, B., Hole, R., & Dalhuisen, M. (Available online/In press 2012). Rural nursing and quality end of life care: Palliative care…palliative approach…or somewhere in between. Submitted to Advances in Nursing Science 

Hole, R., Stainton, T., & Wilson, L. (Availalbe online/In press 2012). Ageing adults with intellectual disabilities: Future hopes and concerns of self-advocates and family member experiences. Australian Social Work.

Michalak, E., Livingston, J., Hole, R., Haddock, C., Suto, M., & Hale, S. (In press). "It's something that I manage but it is not who I am": Reflections on internalized stigma in high functioning individuals with bipolar disorder. Chronic Illness.

Michalak, E., Hole, R., Holmes, C., Velyvis, V., Pesut, B., Austin, J. & Crest BD. (2012). “Recovery is such a huge word”: Understandings of ‘recovery in people with bipolar disorder and implications for Psychiatric Care. PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS, 42 (5), 173 - 178. 

Suto,M., Livingston, J., Hole, R., Lapsley, S., Hinshaw, S., Hale, S., & Michalak, E. (2012). Stigma shrinks my bubble: A qualitative study of understandings and experiences of stigma and bipolardisorder. STIGMA RESEARCH AND ACTION, 2(2), 85 – 92

Kjorven, M., Rush, K., & Hole, R. (2011). A discursive exploration of the practices that shape and discpline nurses' response to postoperative delirium. Nursing Inquiry, 18 (4), 325-335..

Stainton, T., Brown, J., Crawford, C., Hole, R., & Charles, G. (2011). Comparison of community based residential supports on measures of information & planning; access & delivery of supports; choice & control; satisfaction; and, overall perception of outcomes. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55 (8), 732-745. 

Murray, G., Suto, M.,, Hole, R., Hale, S., Amari, E., & E. Michalak. (2011). Self-management strategies used by 'high functioning' individuals with bipolar disorder: From research to clinical practice. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 18 (2), 95 - 109. 

Evans M. Hole R. Berg L. Hutchinson P. & Sookraj D. (2009). Common Insights, Differing Methodologies: Towards a Fusion of Indigenous Methodologies, Participatory Action Research, and White Studies in an Urban Aboriginal Research Agenda. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY, 15 (5), 893-910.

Hole R. (2007). Narratives of Identity: A Poststructural Analysis of Three Deaf Women's Life Stories. NARRATIVE INQUIRY, 17 (2): 259 – 278.

Hole R. (2007). Working between languages and cultures: Issues of representation, voice, and authority intensified. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY; 13 (5): 696-710.

Macentee M. Hole R. & Stolar E. (1997). The significance of the mouth in old age. SOCIAL SCIENCE AND MEDICINE; 45 (9): 1449 - 1458.

 

Published Abstracts

Kjorven, M., Rush, K., & Hole, R. (2009). Research positioning turned inside-out: A poststructural approach to researching as an 'insider'. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8 (3), 33.

Lige, S., & Hole, R. (2009). The challenges of navigating institutional ethics review boards when conducting research with vulnerable populations. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8 (4), 13.

Hole, RD., & Stainton, T. (2008). Supporting aging adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52 (8/9), 647.

Hole, RD., Stainton, T., & Wilson, L. (2008). Young adults transitioning from high school: Voices of self-advocates and family members. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52 (8/9), 688.

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Brown, J., Crawford, C., & Yodanis, C. (2008). Outcome measurement of community living services in British Columbia. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52 (8/9), 779.

Book Chapters

Hole, R., Stainton, T., & Wilson, L. (2010). Supporting aging adults with intellectual disabilites. In V. Prasher (Ed.) Contemporary issues in intellectual disabilities. Nova Science Publishers. New York.

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Government Reports

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. The survey of family members of people with disability who are receiving services from Community Living British Columbia. Community Living British Columbia and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. January 2010, 67 pages.

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Home sharing: A review of current practice and policy with recommendations. Community Living British Columbia and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. March 2008. 55 pages.

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Non-residential supports in B.C.: An exploration of family member and self advocate experiences. Community Living British Columbia and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. March 2008. 44 pages.

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Young adult transition from high school to adult life: An exploration of family member and self advocate experiences. Community Living British Columbia and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. March 2008. 26 pages.

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Supports for seniors with developmental disabilities in B.C.: An exploration of family member and self advocate experiences. Community Living British Columbia and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. March 2008. 17 pages.

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Residential alternatives in B.C.: An exploration of family member and self advocate experiences. Community Living British Columbia and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. Mar 2008. 38 pages.

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Non-residential Supports and Intellectual Disability: A review of the Literature on Best Practices, Alternatives and Economic Impacts. The Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. Oct 2006. 71 pages.

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Residential Options for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Quality and Cost Outcomes. The Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. Oct 2006. 60 pages. 

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Services for Seniors with a Developmental Disability: Literature and Initial Program Review. The Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. Oct 2006. 69 pages. 

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Transition from High School to Adult Life. The Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. Oct 2006. 90 pages. 

Stainton, T., Hole, R., Charles, G., Yodanis, C., Powell, S., & Crawford, C. Supporting Families: A Brief Literature and Programme Options Review of Non-Therapeutic Residential Services and Supports for Children and Youth Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.. The Ministry of Children and Family Development, Province of British Columbia. Dec 2006. 19 pages pages.

Hole, R. Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program Client Satisfaction Survey. Greater Vancouver Mental Health Services Society. Apr 1996. 87 pages.

 

CONFERENCES AND OTHER EVENTS

Organization and administration

Cultural Safety Symposium, Dec 2007-Westbank First Nation
Organizer: Dr. Rachelle Hole with the Okanagan Aboriginal Health Research Action Group
Hosted by: UBCO, Okanagan Nation Alliance, and Interior Health
Funded by: CIHR and Interior Health

Invited Presentations

Provincial

Hole, Rachelle. (Sept 2007). "Services to seniors with developmental disabilities in British Columbia.” Forum on Aging and Health Research in BC’s Interior. Kelowna, British Columbia, The BC Network for Aging Research.

Hole, Rachelle. (June 2007). “Disability related research and ethical research practice.” Engaging Disability Summer Institute. The University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Regional

Hockman, L., & Hole, R. (March 2010). "A longer journey - A collaborative research exchange." Building and Sustaining Successful Partnerships in Community-Based Health Research: Lessons from the Field. The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, University of British Columbia.

Hole, Rachelle. (Oct 2007). “Participatory & Action Research.” Interior Health British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia.

Scientific Scholarly Conference Presentations

(*Asterisk indicates conference papers presented with graduate students)

International

Stainton, T., Brown, J., Crawford, C., Hole, R., & Charles, G. (2010). "Comparison of community based residential services outcomes on measures of informatoin and planning; access and delivery of supports; choice and control; satisfaction; and overall perception of outcomes." Canadian Disability Studies Assocation. Congress of the Humanities and Scoail Sciences, June 2010, Montreal, Quebec.

*Roberts, E., & Hole, R. (2010). "Opening spaces for dialogue: Methodological implciations of appreciative inquiry." The Sixth Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, May 2010. The University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

*Lige, S., & Hole, R. (2009). "The challenges of navigating institutional ethics review boards when conducting research with vulnerable populations." International Institute of Qualitative Methods. Vancouver, B.C., October, 2009.

*Stack, A., & Hole, R. (2009). "Narrative inquiry, poststructural readings, and social justice possibilities." The Fifth Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, May 2009. the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

*Evans, C. & Hole, R. (2009). "Knowledge translation as a social justice issue in disability research." The Fifth Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, May 2009. the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

Hole, R., & Stainton, T. (2008). “Supporting aging adults with intellectual disabilities.” International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability. Capetown, South Africa, Aug 2008.

Hole, R., Stainton, T., & Wilson, L. (2008). “Young adults transitioning from high school: Voices of self-advocates and family members.” International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability. Capetown, South Africa, Aug 2008.

*Stainton, T., Hole, R., Brown, J., Crawford, C., & Yodanis, C. (2008). “Outcome measurement of community living services in British Columbia.” International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability. Capetown, South Africa, Aug 2008.

Hole, R., & Mathieson, C. (2008). “Contesting Deaf identities: Exploring the contributions of poststructural readings in qualitative research.” The Fourth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. The University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, United States. May 2008.

*Hole, R., Hockman, L., Evans, C., & Speers, P. (2008).“Disability related research: A call for reflexivity and praxis.” The Fourth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. The University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, United States. May 2008.

*Hole, R., & Hockman,L. (2007) "A Commitment to Iterative Ethics in Disability Related Research: A Call for Reflexivity". Advances in Qualitative Methods. International Institute of Qualitative Research. Banff, Canada. Sept 2007.

*Stack, A., & Hole, R. (2007). "Absent “mothers” in Canadian Mental Health practices: What does institutional ethnography have to offer?" Advances in Qualitative Methods. Banff, Canada. Sept 2007.

Hole, R. (2007)."Methodological implications of cross-language research: The crisis of representation intensified." The Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. The University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, United States. May 2007.

Hole, R. (2006). "Narratives of identity: a poststructural analysis of three Deaf women's life stories". Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. The University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois, United States. May, 2006.

Hole, R. (2005)."Working Between Languages and Cultures: Issues of Representation, Voice, and Authority Intensified". 6th Annual Advance in Qualitative Methods. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Feb 2005.

Hole, R. (2002). “Constructing a Deaf identity”, 10th Biennial conference of the North American Personal Construct Network. The University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada. June 2002.

National

Beauchesne, L., Hole, R., & Chau, S. "Conversations of Pedagogy". Provoking Curriculum: Trans/forming Narratives. The University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Feb 2005.

Hole, Rachelle. "Methodological Implications of a Collaborative Narrative Method", Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dalhousie University: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jun, 2003.

Hole, Rachelle. "Narrative Inquiry and Constructing a Deaf Identity",Narratives of Disease, Disability, and Trauma. The University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada. May 2002.

Provincial

Hole, R., Stainton, T., & Wilson, L. "Community Living Supports and Services in British Columbia: Voices of Self- Advocates and Families." The British Columbia Association of Community Living Annual Conference. Prince George, Canada. June 2007.

Wilson, L., Stainton, T., & Hole, R. "Young Adults and the Transition from High School to Adult Life: A Review and Discussion of current research." The British Columbia Association of Community Living Annual Conference. Prince George, Canada. June 2007.

Graduate Student Supervision

MSW Thesis Supervision: 

  • Hendricks, Ryan (completed 03, 2010). "A discourse analysis of the Mental Health Survival Kit informed by post-structural theories." Role: Supervisor.
  • Hough, Amie (Completed, 2010). "Exploration of selected concepts from Judith Butler: with application to the understanding of gender identity in social work practice with marginalized female adolescents". Role: committee member.

MSW Major Paper Supervision:

  • Knight, Niki (complete 08, 2010). Autoethnography - Its place in the social work evidence base. Role: supervisor. 
  • Gagnon, Shauna (completed 04, 2010). The importance of Orientation for Social Workers in Hospital SW Practice. Role: Supervisor.
  • Sheryl Sargeant (completed 06, 2010). Traumatic birth and women's mental health. Role: Supervisor.
  • Pennington, Shelley (completed 12, 2009). Discourses on pregnant women 'at risk': Implications for social work and ethical decision-making. Role: Supervisor.
  • Forgo, Heidi (completed 03, 2009). Exercise treatment for depression in adults. Role: second reader. 
  • Gardner, Susanne (completed 02, 2009). Concurrent disorders: Treatment and Services. Role: Supervisor. 
  • Van Gasbeck, Susan (completed 03, 2008). Child Welfare and Neo-natal Care. Role: Supervisor. 
  • Roberts, Earllene (completed 09, 2006). Deaf adults experiences of accessibility. Role: Supervisor. (UBC V School of Social Work, Major Paper).
  • Schroeder, Amonika (completed 08, 2005). An exploration of the experiences of mild brain injury and community integration. Role: Supervisor. (UBC V School of Social Work Major Paper).

MSN Thesis Supervision:

  • Kjorven, Mary (complete 2009). An exploration of the discursive practices that shape and discipline nurses' response to postoperative delirium. Role: Committee member.
  • Romyn, Angela (in progress).

Interdisciplinary Graduate Supervision

M.A. Supervision

  • Hockman, Laura (completed 03, 2010). "'A longer journey' An exploration of inviduals with disabilities experiences of employment programs in Vernon, B.C." Role: Supervisor. 
  • Lige, Sara (Complete 2010). It's not art therapy! Individuals with disabilities experiences of art-making. Role: committee member
  • Hill, Donna (completed 11, 2008). "Aboriginal women living with HIV/AIDS: An empowerment perspective. Role: Committee member.

Ph.D. Supervision

  • Speers, Peter (PhD Candidate). Topic: Physical fitness and Adutls with Intellectual Disability. Role: supervisor
  • Mortenson, Joani (PhD Candidate).
  • Good Water, Donna (In progress). Topic: Disability and a traditional Okanagan perspective. Role: Co-Supervisor
  • Roberts, Earllene (PhD Candidate). Topic: Disability and non-heternormative Sexualities. Role: Supervisor
  • Chambers, Natalie (PhD Candidate). Topic: Participatory Action Research and Indigenous Methdologies. Role: committee member.
  • Yakong, Vida (PhD Candidate). Women's reproductive health in rural Ghana. Role: committee member
  • Gaham, Levi. (PhD Candidate). Masculinities and Rural Kansas. Role: committee member.
  • Bundon, Amanda (Comps completed). Critical Disability Theory and Paralympic Sport. UBC Vancouver. Role: committee member
  • Cornelissen, Evelyn (Complete 2012). Topic: Health care funding and decision-making. Role: committee member.
  • Holmes, Cindy (2012 Complete). Topic: An feminist post-structural intersectional analysis of heternormativity and whiteness" Role: committee member.
  • Wallace, Bruce (2012 complete). Oral health and oral health disparaties. UBC Vancouver. Role: Committee member.

 

 

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Rachelle Hole

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