Research

Linda Bartolomei

  • Refugees and displacement
  • Refugee women and sexual violence
  • Refugee women at risk
  • Ethics of research with refugee communities
  • Human rights and community development

Jan Breckenridge

  • ‘Safe at Home’ responses for women and children leaving violent relationships
  • Effects of domestic and sexual violence on the workplace, including employer responses to victims and perpetrators
  • Integrated and partnership responses to sexual and domestic violence
  • Gendered violence, violations and human rights frameworks

Elizabeth Fernandez

  • Child abuse and neglect: prevention and protection
  • Out of home care (foster care, adoption, residential care): pathways into care and outcomes of intervention
  • Care leavers and adult outcomes
  • Social inclusion and vulnerable groups in child welfare
  • Child and adolescent well-being, intervention with children, adolescents and families
  • Life course theory and research
  • Field based learning and supervision

Carmel Flaskas

  • Family therapy theory and practice
  • The therapeutic relationship in family therapy
  • Reflective processes in therapy
  • The generation and use of knowledge in family therapy

Sue Green

  • Aboriginal welfare and policy
  • Australian colonial history
  • Aboriginal social work practice & education

Maree Higgins

  • Human rights, social work practice and refugee families
  • Field education

Richard Hugman

  • Professional ethics
  • International social work
  • Social development
  • Refugees
  • Social gerontology

Jung-Sook Lee

  • Intergenerational transmission of social status and disadvantages
  • Social and cultural capital
  • Social justice and social inclusion
  • Child and family wellbeing
  • Education and employment support for children in out of home care
  • Care leavers and adult outcomes

Jane Mowll

  • Grief and loss in individuals, families and communitie
  • Social work practice in bereavement support
  • Mental health and well being
  • Research engagement for social workers in health settings

Abner Poon

  • Mental health
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Family interventions
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Charlotte Smedley

  • Disability especially media representation of disability
  • Public attitudes to asylum seekers and refugees
  • Concepts of modern slavery
  • Management of community organisations

Jo Spangaro

  • Health interventions for intimate partner violence
  • Conflict related sexual violence
  • Responding to violence experienced by Indigenous communities
  • Trauma-informed responses to vulnerable communities

Michael Wearing

  • Organisational change in the public and non-profit sectors
  • Youth justice and social policy for marginalised young people
  • Qualitative methodology and ethics
  • Sociocultural analysis of tourism and leisure
  • Gender-related violence programs