Participatory qualitative research with vulnerable children and young people
Vulnerable children and loss
Family and youth homelessness
Since completing a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1997, Debbie has worked in a wide range of direct service positions such as financial counselling and housing support work. Over the last 15 years Debbie has worked as a researcher and managed research projects at various government and non-government organisations including: Carers Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Catholic University.
Debbie has completed projects on issues such as young carers, adoption, children experiencing homelessness, children affected by parental alcohol or other drug use, younger mothers and breastfeeding and identity and meaning in the lives of vulnerable young people. Debbie also has extensive experience in developing and providing professional development in the areas of child centred practice and family aware youth work practice. Debbie is a recipient of an APA scholarship and will be studying towards her PhD from 2013-2016, which focuses on vulnerable children’s perceptions and experiences of loss.
Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians, & Noble-Carr, D. (2011). What Australian kids say about their world. Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians.
Moore, T., McArthur, M., & Noble-Carr, D. (2008). Taking Little Steps: Research with Children - a Case Study. In Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) & NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People (NSWCCYP) (Eds.). Research with Children and Young People: A Compendium. Sydney: ARACY & NSWCCYP.
Winkworth, G., Layton-Thompson, M., Noble-Carr, D., & McArthur, M. (2006). A report on the multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of student services: ACT Department of Education and Training. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.