Dr Jung-Sook Lee

Senior Lecturer

PhD & MSW (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA); MA & BA (Seoul National University, South Korea)

School of Social Sciences

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 2329
+61 (2) 9662 8991
G39 Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Social Policy, Sociology of Education, Other Education, Social Work
Tags: Children's/Youth Services and Childcare, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare, Youth/child development and welfare, Equity and Access to Education, Social Class and Inequalities

Jung-Sook Lee is a senior lecturer in social work at UNSW Sydney. Her research focuses on breaking the cycle of intergenerational disadvantages. She worked in the education and social work sectors for seven years before she returned to academia. She authored a much-cited article, 'Parent involvement, cultural capital, and the achievement gap among elementary school children (Lee & Bowen 2006)’. She also authored manuscripts regarding multicultural practice, out-of-home care, child poverty, school social work, student engagement, and higher education. She is a CI of 2 ARC funded projects. Her expertise is well recognised as evidenced by her appearance on TES Magazine and The Australian.

Publications

    Book Chapters

    Journal articles

    • Poon AW C;Lee JS, 2019, 'Carers of People with Mental Illness from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities', Australian Social Work, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2019.1604300
    • Fernandez E;Lee JS;McNamara P, 2019, ''Uprooted from Everything that Attaches You': Long-Term Outcomes of Former Child Migrants in Care in the Twentieth Century in Australia', British Journal of Social Work, vol. 49, pp. 523 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy070
    • Lee JS;Besch TM, 2018, 'Critical reflection on toleration in social work', European Journal of Social Work, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2018.1499612
    • Besch TM;Lee J-S, 2018, 'On toleration in social work', European Journal of Social Work, vol. 21, pp. 311 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2017.1286460
    • Fernandez E;Lee JS;Foote W;Blunden H;McNamara P;Kovacs S;Cornefert PA, 2017, ''There's More to be Done; Sorry is Just a Word': Legacies of Out-of-Home Care in the 20th Century', Children Australia, vol. 42, pp. 176 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cha.2017.29
    • Lee JS;Lee K, 2016, 'Material Hardships and Social Support Among Australian Families with Children', Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 25, pp. 1539 - 1549, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-015-0327-z
    • Lee K;Lee JS, 2016, 'Parental Book Reading and Social-Emotional Outcomes for Head Start Children in Foster Care', Social Work in Public Health, vol. 31, pp. 408 - 418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2015.1137523
    • Lee JS;Bartolomei L;Pittaway E, 2016, 'Survey research with preliterate adult populations in post conflict situations using researcher-assisted self-completion questionnaires', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, vol. 19, pp. 717 - 730, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2015.1091236
    • Dowse L;Cumming TM;Strnadova I;Lee J-S;Trofimovs J, 2014, 'Young People with Complex Needs in the Criminal Justice System', RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, vol. 1, pp. 174 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2014.953671
    • Lee JS, 2014, 'The attainability of university degrees and their labour market benefits for young Australians', Higher Education, vol. 68, pp. 449 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-014-9722-4
    • Lee JS, 2014, 'The relationship between student engagement and academic performance: Is it a myth or reality?', Journal of Educational Research, vol. 107, pp. 177 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2013.807491
    • Fernandez E;Lee JS, 2013, 'Accomplishing family reunification for children in care: An Australian study', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 35, pp. 1374 - 1384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.05.006
    • Lee JS, 2012, 'The effects of the teacher-student relationship and academic press on student engagement and academic performance', International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 53, pp. 330 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2012.04.006
    • Lee JS, 2012, 'School Social Work in Australia', Australian Social Work, vol. 65, pp. 552 - 570, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2012.675343
    • Fraser MW;Lee JS;Kupper LL;Day SH, 2011, 'A controlled trial of the making choices program: Six-month follow-up', Research on Social Work Practice, vol. 21, pp. 165 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049731510386626
    • Lee JS, 2011, 'The effects of persistent poverty on children's physical, socio-emotional, and learning outcomes', Child Indicators Research, vol. 4, pp. 725 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-011-9120-8
    • Fernandez E;Lee JS, 2011, 'Returning children in care to their families: Factors associated with the speed of reunification', Child Indicators Research, vol. 4, pp. 749 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-011-9121-7
    • Grinstein-Weiss M;Lee JS;Greeson JK P;Han CK;Yeo YH;Irish K, 2008, 'Fostering low-income homeownership through individual development accounts: A Longitudinal, randomized experiment', Housing Policy Debate, vol. 19, pp. 711 - 739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511482.2008.9521653
    • Bowen NK;Lee JS;Weller BE, 2007, 'Social environmental risk and protection: A typology with implications for practice in elementary schools', Children and Schools, vol. 29, pp. 229 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cs/29.4.229
    • Lee JS;Bowen NK, 2006, 'Parent involvement, cultural capital, and the achievement gap among elementary school children', American Educational Research Journal, vol. 43, pp. 193 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/00028312043002193

    Conference Papers

    • Fernandez EA;Lee JS, 2017, 'Responding to the wellbeing of children in care and adult care leavers', in Children in a world of opportunities: Innovations in research, policy and practice, McGill University, Montreal Quebec Canada, pp. 59 - 59, presented at Children in a world of opportunities: Innovations in research, policy and practice 6th Conference of the Internatioanl Society for Child Indicators, Montreal Quebec Canada, 28 - 30 June 2017
    • Lee J, 2010, 'An experience of conducting social science research using LSAY95', in An experience of conducting social science research using LSAY95, ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, presented at ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, 01 December 2010, http://conference.acspri.org.au/index.php/conf/2010/paper/view/137
    • Fernandez EA;Lee J, 2010, 'Returning home: A study of reunification outcomes for separated children', in Returning home: A study of reunification outcomes for separated children, 11th International Biennial EUSARF Conference, Groningen, Netherlands, presented at 11th International Biennial EUSARF Conference, Groningen, Netherlands, 22 - 25 September 2010
    • Fernandez EA;Lee J, 2009, 'What does a multidimensional assessment of social and environmental indicators of risk tell us about the reunification outcomes for children in care?', in What does a multidimensional assessment of social and environmental indicators of risk tell us about the reunification outcomes for children in care?, 01 January 2009
    • Guo S;Lee J, 2009, 'Optimal propensity score matching and its applications to social work evaluations and research', in Optimal propensity score matching and its applications to social work evaluations and research, 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, USA, presented at 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, USA, 15 - 18 January 2009
    • Lee J, 2009, 'The negative effects of persistent poverty on children’s physical, socio-emotional, and learning outcomes', in The negative effects of persistent poverty on children’s physical, socio-emotional, and learning outcomes, 2n LSAC (Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, presented at 2n LSAC (Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 01 December 2009
    • Foster K;Grimes C;Lee J;Putallaz M, 2008, 'The social world of gifted adolescents', in The social world of gifted adolescents, Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Chicago, USA, presented at Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Chicago, USA, 01 January 2008
    • Grinstein-weiss ;Lee J;Irish KI;Han C;Greeson J, 2008, 'Fostering low-income homeownership: A Longitudinal randomized experiment on Individual Development Accounts', in Fostering low-income homeownership: A Longitudinal randomized experiment on Individual Development Accounts, 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, presented at 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, 01 January 2008
    • Lee J, 2008, 'School socialization style, student engagement, and academic performance', in School socialization style, student engagement, and academic performance, 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, presented at 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, 01 January 2008

    Reports

    Conference Posters

    • Fernandez EA;Lee J, 2009, 'Pathways to permanency: Reunification outcomes for children in foster care.', in Children Australia, Children Australia, UNSW, presented at Well Being Research Showcase Program, UNSW, UNSW, 19 - 20 August 2009

    Working Papers

Teaching and Supervision

Current teaching

  • SOCW2008 Culture, Identity, and Diversity
  • SRAP1001 Social Research and Society
  • SRAP3002 Social Research and Policy Project

Previous teaching

  • SOCW2001 Human Behaviour 2
  • SOCW2005 Research for Social Work
  • SOCW3007 Research Methods 2
  • SOCW3005 Research Honours
  • SRAP2002 Policy Analysis
  • SRAP3001 Quantitative Social Research

Honours and prizes

LSAY Research Innovation and Expansion Fund Research Fellowship, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Australia (2008-2009)

Spencer Fellowship in Education Policy Research, USA (2005-2007)

Fulbright Scholarship, USA (2003-2005)

Grants

2015-2018 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP150100528]. Lost in Transition: Young People with Complex Support Needs [Dowse, Mendes, Strnadova, Lee, Cumming, Snow, Smith, Ellem, Birt] $392,200

2013-2016 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant [LP130101010]. Long-term Outcomes of Forgotten Australian Study [Fernandez, Lee, Courtney, Stein, Foote, Cheers, Pocock, Gray, Walsh, Conroy] $240,000

2013-2015 The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund. Ubuntu Care: Evaluating a child-centered approach to reducing sexual violence against children with disabilities in Burundian society [Pittaway, Bartolomei, Lee] €89,408 equivalent to $96,621

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