Qualitative research with children and young people about sensitive issues
Ethical research with children and young people
Vicky Saunders is an experienced human services researcher and social worker, who worked at ICPS as a Research Fellow for eleven years, before concluding her employment in 2016. She remains as a PhD Candidate with the ACU. Prior to commencing at ICPS, Vicky worked with foster carers and children and young people in out-of-home care services. Over the past five years, Vicky has developed considerable experience in qualitative research, and has completed projects about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, separation and divorce, young carers, family and child welfare, refugees and juvenile justice.
As well as conducting research at ICPS, Vicky has taught social policy, social theory and welfare history at the ACU School of Social Work to undergraduate social workers. She has a broad range of research expertise which includes the design of qualitative research projects, conducting interview/focus groups, and developing research methods for a range of vulnerable groups. She has published in the area of conducting research with parents, children and young people about sensitive issues. Vicky is currently undertaking doctoral studies concerning the life worlds of children of prisoners.
Saunders, V., & McArthur, M. (2013). Getting it right: Research with refugee background children. In K. De Gioia & P. Whiteman (Eds), Immigrant and Refugee Families (pp. 23-40). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Saunders, V., McArthur, M., Moore, T., Inglis, A., & Golic, V. (2012). Getting it right: how best to engage refugee children and their parents in research about their Resettlement in Australia. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.