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

    Books

    Book Chapters

    • Fernandez E;Lee JS, 2017, 'Experiences and outcomes of adults who endured maltreatment as children in care in Australia in the twentieth century', in Child Maltreatment in Residential Care: History, Research, and Current Practice, pp. 419 - 460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57990-0_20

    Journal articles

    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

    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

    • Lee JS, 2010, Returns from education: An occupational status approach

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
  • 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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