Dr Emma Tseris

PhD (Sydney), BSW(Hons)(Sydney), BA(Sydney)
Lecturer

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 61 2 9036 9313

Research interests

The social construction of mental illness; mental health, gender inequality, and social justice; biomedical and therapeutic governance; lived experience narratives of mental distress.

Teaching and supervision

I currently coordinate the following units of study: SCWK2007 Lifecourse perspectives on development; SCWK2008 Social Work and Mental Health; SCWK6952 Critical Perspectives on Mental Health; SCWK4008 Honours Dissertation.

I also coordinate the Social Work Honours program.

I am available to provide research supervision in areas including: developing sociological understandings of mental health discourses and biomedical power; gender and mental health; sanism and critical mental health theory; mental health policy analysis.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Value Free Management for Social Workers: An Impossible Ask? Robert FORD

Current projects

The social and political consequences of 'trauma-informed' mental health practices.

Contested meanings of resilience: Politicized, collective, and individualistic constructions.

Lived experience narratives in mental health: The possibilities and limits of 'participation' in countering biomedical hegemony.

Associations

Book review editor forPsychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches.

Board Member, The Sydney University Settlement: Neighbourhood Centre and Housing project.

Awards and honours

Dean's Education Innovation Grant (2016).Enhancing teaching practices through consultation with mental health service users and survivors.

FESW Teaching Excellence Award (2016).

Healthy Sydney Research Seed Grant (2017). A Participatory Exploration of Collective Resilience.

In the media


Selected grants

2016

  • eHealthMap: a collaborative core curriculum and resource repository for eHealth readiness across health professional degrees; Shaw T, Togher L, Gallagher R, Dracopoulos S, Jones C, Bero L, Smith L, Keep M, Brunner M, Lam M, Nagarajan S, McGregor D, Morris J, Cook D, Tseris E, McEntee M, Janssen A, Mann G; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Tseris, E., Cohen, B. (2016). Cosmetic pharmacology. In S. Boslaugh (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pharmacology and society, (pp. 420-423). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Cohen, B., Tseris, E. (2016). Indigenous and ethnic minorities: New Zealand. In S. Boslaugh (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pharmacology and society, (pp. 774-777). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Macfarlane, B., Cohen, Z., Tseris, E. (2014). Psychiatric social work. In A. Scull (Eds.), Cultural sociology of mental illness: An A-to-Z guide, (pp. 687-691). USA: Sage Publications.
  • Tseris, E. (2013). Beyond symptoms: Towards a narrative conceptualisation of women who have experienced trauma. In F. Davies & L. Gonzalez (Eds.), Madness, Women and the Power of Art, (pp. 25-43). United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Journals

  • Jordan, K., Tseris, E. (2017). Locating, understanding and celebrating disability: Revisiting Erikson's "stages". Feminism and Psychology: an international journal, Online first. [More Information]
  • Tseris, E. (2016). Thinking Critically About 'Mental Health Issues' Affecting Women During/After Violence. Social Alternatives, 35(4), 37-42.
  • Tseris, E. (2015). Trauma and women's rights..According to whom? Decolonizing the psychological trauma narrative. Feminism and Psychology: an international journal, 25(1), 34-38. [More Information]
  • Tseris, E. (2013). Trauma Theory Without Feminism? Evaluating Contemporary Understandings of Traumatized Women. Affilia-Journal of Women and Social Work, 28(2), 153-164. [More Information]

Other

  • Tseris, E. (2014), Diagnosing Distress? Psychiatric and Therapeutic Constructions of "Traumatised" Young Women (PhD thesis). [More Information]

2017

  • Jordan, K., Tseris, E. (2017). Locating, understanding and celebrating disability: Revisiting Erikson's "stages". Feminism and Psychology: an international journal, Online first. [More Information]

2016

  • Tseris, E., Cohen, B. (2016). Cosmetic pharmacology. In S. Boslaugh (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pharmacology and society, (pp. 420-423). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Cohen, B., Tseris, E. (2016). Indigenous and ethnic minorities: New Zealand. In S. Boslaugh (Eds.), Encyclopedia of pharmacology and society, (pp. 774-777). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Tseris, E. (2016). Thinking Critically About 'Mental Health Issues' Affecting Women During/After Violence. Social Alternatives, 35(4), 37-42.

2015

  • Tseris, E. (2015). Trauma and women's rights..According to whom? Decolonizing the psychological trauma narrative. Feminism and Psychology: an international journal, 25(1), 34-38. [More Information]

2014

  • Tseris, E. (2014), Diagnosing Distress? Psychiatric and Therapeutic Constructions of "Traumatised" Young Women (PhD thesis). [More Information]
  • Macfarlane, B., Cohen, Z., Tseris, E. (2014). Psychiatric social work. In A. Scull (Eds.), Cultural sociology of mental illness: An A-to-Z guide, (pp. 687-691). USA: Sage Publications.

2013

  • Tseris, E. (2013). Beyond symptoms: Towards a narrative conceptualisation of women who have experienced trauma. In F. Davies & L. Gonzalez (Eds.), Madness, Women and the Power of Art, (pp. 25-43). United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Tseris, E. (2013). Trauma Theory Without Feminism? Evaluating Contemporary Understandings of Traumatized Women. Affilia-Journal of Women and Social Work, 28(2), 153-164. [More Information]

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