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 and social justice; mental health in relation to gender inequality, therapeutic governance and responsibilisation. 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.

I am available to provide research supervision in areas including: gender and mental health; sanism and critical mental health perspectives; mental health policy analysis; constructions of youth and young people; social work practice within interdisciplinary contexts.

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.

"Recovery work" in mental health services: what is it, and does it critique or extend biomedical hegemony in relation to mental distress?

What factors enable peer mental health workers to exert influence within conventional mental health settings?

Associations

Book review editor for the Taylor and Francis journal, Psychosis: 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 consumer consultation.

FESW Teaching Excellence Award (2016)

In the media


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

  • 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]

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.

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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