Social Work

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Prof Louise Harms

Chair and Head, Department of Social Work, and Deputy Head, School of Health Sciences | Research interests include health, mental health and disability
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A/Prof Ralph Hampson

Associate Professor | Research areas include health, ageing and community services
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A/Prof David Rose

Associate Professor in Social Work, Director of Learning and Teaching, MSHS | Research areas include impact of criminal justice system, trauma and mental health, alcohol and other drugs, domestic & family violence, children and families across borders and health/mental health in forensic systems
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Prof Lynette Joubert

Professor - Direct Practice | Research areas include clarifying, measuring and evaluating the outcomes of social interventions in health and mental health, focusing on the contribution of formal and informal social network factors
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Dr Jennifer Davidson

Course Coordinator, MSW | Research areas include navigating complex service systems, disability and the NDIS, social work in the legal and justice systems and the impact of social policy on health and wellbeing
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A/Prof Sarah Wise

Associate Professor | Research areas include Child Protection during the perinatal period, Out-of-Home Care and human service system governance and change
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A/Prof Kristin Diemer

Associate Professor | kNOwVAWdata; safe, ethical and inclusive measurement of violence against women and children with a focus in Asia and the Pacific
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Dr Gemma McKibbin

Research fellow | Specialises in interviews with children and young people about sensitive issues like child sexual abuse and family violence. Interested in research collaborations that benefit the health and social lives of children and young people in Australia and across the globe
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Prof Cathy Humphreys

Professor | Dedicated to optimising the health of all family members where there is domestic and family violence
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Dr Margaret Kertesz

Post Doctoral Research Fellow | Research Interests include intervention responses at the intersections between child abuse, domestic violence, mental health and problematic substance use, approaches that promote recovery post-violence and interventions for women who use force in the context of family violence
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Dr Lauren Kosta

Lecturer | Research areas include family adaptation in circumstances of adversity such as those which bring families into health settings as well as post-disaster recovery contexts
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Dr David Gallant

Lecturer | Research areas include family violence, sport development, custodial settings, and Indigenous communities
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Dr David Denborough

Senior Lecturer | Involved in Narrative Practice Research innovations (narrative therapy and community work in research) and collaborations with Insider/Peer researchers and First Nations researchers
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Dr Kath Sellick

Lecturer | Experienced in qualitative and mixed methods research with a particular focus on co-production. Her areas of research include trauma-informed care, mental health, disability, and diversity and inclusion