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

Units of Study that I have developed and coordinated include: SCWK2007 Lifecourse perspectives on development; SCWK2008 Social Work and Mental Health; SCWK6952 Critical Perspectives on Mental Health. I also have a strong interest in supporting and supervising Social Work Honours students.

I am available to provide Higher Degree 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
Challenging a sacrosanct tradition: Engagement with and resistance to psychiatrisation of people whose gender is self designated. Rebecca HOWE

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.

The role of peer advisors in homelessness outreach work.

Associations

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

Awards and honours

Unit of Study Survey Teaching Commendation (2017).

Education and Social Work Teaching Excellence Award (2016).

Industry Engagement Grant (2018-2019).The Role of Peer Advisors in Homelessness Outreach Work.Research Partnership with Neami National.

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

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

In the media


Selected grants

2018

  • Working with mental health consumers to create authentic learning experiences; Mackenzie L, Hancock N, Scanlan J, Arblaster K, Schneider C, Chen T, McCloughen A, River J, Buus N, Kostecki T, Rangan A, Nicholson M, Tseris E; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

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. (2018). A feminist critique of trauma therapy. In Bruce M. Z. Cohen (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of critical mental health, (pp. 251-257). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Baines, D., Tseris, E., Waugh, F. (2018). Activism and advocacy. In Neil Thompson, Paul Stepney (Eds.), Social work theory and methods: The essentials, (pp. 215-226). New York: Routledge.
  • Tseris, E. (2018). Biomedicine, neoliberalism and the pharmaceuticalisation of society. In Bruce M. Z. Cohen (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of critical mental health, (pp. 169-176). Oxon: Routledge.
  • 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

  • Brunner, M., McGregor, D., Keep, M., Janssen, A., Spallek, H., Quinn, D., Jones, A., Tseris, E., Yeung, W., Togher, L., Shaw, T., et al (2018). An eHealth capabilities framework for graduates and health professionals: Mixed-methods study. JMIR Research Protocols, 20(5), e10229. [More Information]
  • Jordan, K., Tseris, E. (2018). Locating, understanding and celebrating disability: Revisiting Erikson's "stages". Feminism and Psychology: an international journal, 28(3), 427-444. [More Information]
  • Tseris, E. (2018). Social work and women's mental health: Does trauma theory provide a useful framework? British Journal of Social Work, 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]

2018

  • Tseris, E. (2018). A feminist critique of trauma therapy. In Bruce M. Z. Cohen (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of critical mental health, (pp. 251-257). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Baines, D., Tseris, E., Waugh, F. (2018). Activism and advocacy. In Neil Thompson, Paul Stepney (Eds.), Social work theory and methods: The essentials, (pp. 215-226). New York: Routledge.
  • Brunner, M., McGregor, D., Keep, M., Janssen, A., Spallek, H., Quinn, D., Jones, A., Tseris, E., Yeung, W., Togher, L., Shaw, T., et al (2018). An eHealth capabilities framework for graduates and health professionals: Mixed-methods study. JMIR Research Protocols, 20(5), e10229. [More Information]
  • Tseris, E. (2018). Biomedicine, neoliberalism and the pharmaceuticalisation of society. In Bruce M. Z. Cohen (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of critical mental health, (pp. 169-176). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Jordan, K., Tseris, E. (2018). Locating, understanding and celebrating disability: Revisiting Erikson's "stages". Feminism and Psychology: an international journal, 28(3), 427-444. [More Information]
  • Tseris, E. (2018). Social work and women's mental health: Does trauma theory provide a useful framework? British Journal of Social Work, 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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