Steven Roche



Research Associate

Institute of Child Protection Studies

BA (Hons) ANU, BSW ACU
Phone: (03) 9230 8101
Email: steven.roche@acu.edu.au

Research Interests

  • Homelessness
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social theory

Biography

Steven has been a social worker since 2009, and commenced with ICPS in November 2013. His social work background extends across the mental health, alcohol and other drug, and homelessness sectors in both outreach and residential settings. In 2011, he completed the honours program in sociology at ANU, investigating identity construction amongst homeless men in supported accommodation.

Steven returned to Australia in November 2013 after spending 11 months in the Philippines as a Child and Youth Social Worker, under the Australian Youth Ambassador for Development Program.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Roche, S., & Noble-Carr, D. (2017). Agency and its Constraints among Biological Children of Foster Carers. Australian Social Work, 70(1), 66-77.

Roche, S. (2015). The Salvaging of Identities among Homeless Men: Reflections for Social Work. Australian Social Work, 68(2), 228-243.

Research Reports

Moore, T., McArthur., M., Heerde, J., Roche, S., & O'Leary, P. (2016). Our safety counts: Children and young people's perceptions of safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns. Melbourne: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., Roche, S., Death, J., & Tilbury, C. (2016). Safe and sound: Exploring the safety of young people in residential care. Melbourne: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University. Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney.

Practice-Based Publications

Moore, T., McArthur, M., Roche, S., Heerde, J., & Barry, E. (2016). Our Safety Counts: Key findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People - Perceptions of interpersonal safety and characteristics of safe institutions. Research to Practice Series: Issue 13. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.

Moore, T., McArthur, M., Roche, S., Heerde, J., & Barry, E. (2016). Our Safety Counts: Key findings from the Australian Survey of Kids and Young People - help-seeking and institutional responses to safety concerns. Research to Practice Series: Issue 14. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University.