Health Sciences

Strengths

Research strengths in Social Work undertaken in the School of Allied Health include:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Communities

Project One: Indigenising Australian social work education – Joanna Zubrzycki Project Leader

This project was funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Innovation and Development Grant. Partners – University of Western Australia, Curtin University, UNSW and NSW Health - 2011 - 2012.

Publications:
Bennett, B., Green, S., Gilbert, S. & Bessarab, D. (Eds) Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Australia.
Bennett, B. (2012) 'The importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander history for social work students and graduates' in Bennett, B., Green, S., Gilbert, S. & Bessarab, D. (Eds) Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Australia.
Green, S., Bennett, B., Collins, A., Gowans, B., Hennessey, K. & Smith, K. (2012) 'Walking the journey: the student experience' in Bennett, B., Green, S., Gilbert, S. & Bessarab, D. (Eds) Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Australia.
Zubrzycki, J. & Crawford, F. (2012) 'Collaboration and Relationship Building in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work' in Bennett, B., Green, S., Gilbert, S. & Bessarab, D. (Eds) Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Australia

African Studies

Project one: HIV and infant feeding in East Africa – Jean Burke. This qualitative project explores the perceptions and attitudes to HIV, transmission to children and infant feeding amongst HIV-infected mothers and people who are important in the social relationships of mothers in Tanzania

Project two: Media coverage of people with albinism in East Africa – Jean Burke. This project analyses content of media coverage of issues affecting Africans with albinism (albinos) and strategic responses to discrimination and violence directed towards people with this skin disability.

Project three: Swahili usage by African Australians – Jean Burke. This project analyses census and immigration data to construct a community profile around the language of Swahili.

Publications:
Burke, J. (in press Dec 2013) Media framing of violence against Tanzanians with albinism in the Great Lakes region: a matter of culture, crime, poverty and human rights. The Australian Review of African Studies.
Burke, J. (2012) Language as a resource for improving health: using Swahili-based concepts in responding to infant HIV. The Australian Review of African Studies. Vol 33. No. 2: 141-157
Burke, J., Majule, N., Ikongo, G. and M. Burke (2009) "East African mothers with HIV: Testing, talking and transmission to children". In eds. S.A. MacMaster, B. E. Bride and C. Davis, International Perspectives on Women and HIV. Routledge: London: 26-46
Burke, J., Majule, N., Ikongo, G. and M. Burke (2008) East African mothers with HIV: Testing, talking and transmission to children. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Vol. 17 Nos. 3-4 2008: 259-279
Burke, J. (2004). Infant HIV infection: Acceptability of Preventative Strategies in Central Tanzania. AIDS Education and Prevention. Vol. 16 No. 5 October 2004: 415-425

Children and Young People

Project One: Challenges, Possibilities and Future Directions: A National Assessment of Australia's Children's Courts - Peter Camilleri (School of Social Work), Morag McArthur, and Lorraine Thomson (Institute of Child Protection Studies).  This project was funded by an ARC Discovery Grant (2009-2010), with the ACT study one of nine parallel studies, one covering each state and territory and the ninth, based on the eight others, focusing on Australia as a whole.

Publications:
Report: ARC Discovery Grant Project - Challenges, Possibilities and Future Directions: A national assessment of Australia's Children's Courts. ACT Report.                    

Camilleri, P., Thomson, L., and McArthur, M. (2013) 'Needs or deeds? Child Protection and Youth Justice in the Australian Capital Territory' Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 35(2) pp 193-206.
Camilleri, P., Thomson, L., and McArthur, M. (2013) 'The Childrens Court in the Australian Capital Territory' in Borowski, A. & Sheehan, R. (Eds) Australia's Children's Courts Today and Tomorrow. Springer Press. Heidelberg.
Camilleri, P., Thomson, L., and McArthur, M. (2013) 'Needs or deeds? Child Protection and Youth Justice in the Australian Capital Territory' Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 35(2) accepted for publication.

Disaster, Resilience and Recovery  

Project One: Recovering from the 2003 Canberra Bushfires - Peter Camilleri, Chris Healy, Elspeth Macdonald, Susan Nicholls, Jolyon Sykes, Gail Winkworth, Merrilyn Woodward. This research project looked at aspects of the recovery process following the January 2003 bushfire in Canberra. Funded by Emergency Management Australia, the research was undertaken by a multidisciplinary team drawn from the Australian Catholic University, University of Canberra and the ACT Government. Additional funding was provided by Mental Health ACT. 2007 -2008

Publications:
Report: Recovering from the 2003 Canberra bushfire: A work in progress.
Nicholls, S., Sykes, J. & Camilleri, P. (2010) 'The Role of the Media and Communication in Recovery from Natural Disasters: A Case Study of the Canberra 'Firestorm' and its aftermath 2003 – 2007'Australian Journal of Communication Vol 37 (3) p.33 – 50.
Camilleri, P., Healy, C., Macdonald, E., Nicholls, S., Sykes, J., Winkworth, G. and Woodward, M. (2010) 'Recovery from Bushfires: The experience of the 2003 Canberra bushfires three years after' Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care Vol. 8, No. 1. ejournal.
Winkworth, G., Healy, C., Woodward, M. and Camilleri, P. (2009) 'Community Capacity Building: Lessons from 2003 Canberra Brushfires' The Australian Journal of Emergency Management Vol. 24, No.2: 5-12.

Families and work

Publications:
Kalliath, P. (2012) 'Direct and Mediated Effects of Job Satisfaction on Burnout' in Jaakson, K & Vadi, M. (Eds) Work Values, International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values, Shreveport, Louisiana .
Kalliath, T. & Kalliath, P. (2012) 'Changing Work Environment and employee wellbeing' International Journal of Manpower, Vo. 33: 7, pp729-737.
Kossek, E., Kalliath, T. & Kalliath, P. (2012) 'Achieving employee wellbeing in a changing work environment' International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 33: 7, pp. 738-753.
Kalliath, P., Hughes, M. & Newcombe, P. (2012) 'When work and family are in conflict' Australian Social Work, Vol. 65: 3, pp. 355-371.

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