Steven Roche, ICPS Research Associate wins Journal Award

Steven Roche, ICPS Research Associate wins Journal Award

Steven Roche, Research Associate, Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) has been recognised by the Editorial Board of Australian Social Work, winning the Norma Parker Award for his article, The Salvaging of Identities among Homeless Men: Reflections for Social Work, published in April 2015. The ICPS has recently joined the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Steven RocheSteven 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.

The Norma Parker Award of $2,500 is awarded annually by the AASW and Taylor & Francis, publishers of the Journal, to the author of the best article accepted for publication in Australian Social Work by:

(i) an undergraduate or postgraduate student

(ii) a person who has graduated within the last two years or

(iii) a graduate who is the sole author (or first author) of a paper and for whom this is the first peer-reviewed publication.

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