Counselling, welfare and community services
This area brings together research focused on individual, family, group and community experiences and the relationships between them. One key theme is improving understandings of individual situations and experiences. Here, research draws on a range of psycho-social theories which aim to explore the relationships between individuals and their social environment, based on the understanding that this environment is made up of multiple, complex, interrelated systems with which individuals may have varying levels of engagement. Emphasis is given to improving understandings and knowledge of individual behavior during the life course, the exploration of social relationships and the effectiveness of specific modes of service delivery and interventions.
Researchers in this area include:
|Dr Dorothy Bottrell||Senior Lecturer, Teaching and Learning; Co-ordinator B.Ed (Secondary) Honours; Honorary Senior Lecturer Keywords: resilience, schools and communities, youth work, social justice, juvenile justice, social policy|
|Ms Agi O'Hara||Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate and Graduate-Entry Programs Keywords: professional practice, suicide awareness & prevention, domestic violence, eLearning|
|Dr Rosalie Pockett||Senior Lecturer, Social Work and Policy Studies; Ethics Adviser, Research Division; Research Progress Manager, Division of Doctoral Studies; Program Director, Bachelor of Social Work Keywords: practice based research, health inequalities, interprofessional education, critical reflection and practice|
|Dr Margot Rawsthorne||Senior Lecturer, Community Development; Faculty Coordinator, Postgraduate Coursework; Convenor, Master of Policy Studies; Convenor Social Work & Policy Studies|