Information related to research interest "Refugees"

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  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Nat Sch Psychology

  • Dr Joel Anderson

    I am a social psychologist whose research interests largely revolve around intergroup cognitive processes and how they typically manifest in a range of anti-social ways, including prejudice, stigma, discrimination, sexual objectification, and interpersonal dehumanization.

    My major research focus pertains to:
    * stereotypes and prejudice relating to gender or sexuality bias' (including gender-based inequality, sexual prejudice/homophobia/transphobia/femmephobia), migrant groups (refugees/asylum seekers or skilled migrants), and religious groups
    * sexualisation process including the sexualised treatment of women, sexualised online behaviours, and sexualised drug use,
    * gender norms and identities - including precarious manhood theory, masculinisim, and feminist psychology,
    * the social psychology of religion.

    From a measurement perspective, I'm interested in the use of indirect and implicit measures, or methods of measurement that tap cognitive processes beyond the realm of conscious control. I am also interested in the use of cognitive priming techniques to causally assess relationships (between social psychological constructs and attitudes) which are typically explored using correlational research.

    Phone : 0403723126 (Melbourne) Email :

  • Nat School of Allied Health

  • Dr Jean Burke

    Jean (BSW, DipEd, MSW, PhD) is a senior lecturer in Social Work in the School of Allied Health, at Strathfield campus. She has worked in research for 20 years, mainly in the areas of HIV, gender and health, stigma, social work in Africa and community development, refugees and African Australians. Her research has informed and evaluated HIV-related programs. Her current research is primarily focused on human rights and albinism and witchcraft beliefs as well as interpreting and translation of Swahili. Jean has published articles and book chapters and presented her research at national and international conferences.

    Phone : 4114 (Strathfield) Email :

  • Dr Joanna Zubrzycki

    Joanna is an Associate Professor of Social Work in the Discipline of Social Work at the Australian Catholic University, Canberra campus. Her main area of research is in the field of collaborative research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics and social work practitioners. From 2011-2014 Joanna was the project leader for a large National Office of Learning and Teaching Grant which produced the first National Teaching and Learning Framework for embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges in social work education. Joanna has also been a research and training advisor on numerous Aboriginal health projects including an award winning NSW Health project funded by the Cancer Institute and Cancer Australia.
    Her publications include book chapters and national and international refereed journals. In 2011 her joint publication with Aboriginal colleagues, Bindi Bennett and Violet Bacon won the presigious Norm Parker award for research publication in the journal Australian Social Work.
    Other research interests social work practice with refugees and asylum seekers. She has been a member of the Board of Management of Companion House, the ACT torture and trauma service. Her work with Companion House includes the provision of clinical supervision for social work staff at the agency as well as joint publications and conference presentations on emerging practice issues. Other areas of practice expertise include; staff supervision and feminist social work practices.

    Joanna's international research profile includes comparative research on Indigenous social work education in Canada and rural social work in the USA and Australia.

    Phone : (02) 6209 1159 (Canberra) Email :


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