Information related to research method "Critical Social Theory"
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Supervisors with this research method
Faculty of Education and Arts
Nat Sch of Education
The abiding concern of my research is to identify and understand philosophical dimensions in the cultural logics of education. Drawing on ideas from philosophical feminism, I tend to work at the intersection of epistemology, ethics and the politics of education. I am concerned with the relationship between education and society, the situated nature of educational issues through attention to social and cultural contexts, the powerful patterns that underlie our thinking about education and the generation of imaginative conceptions of philosophy of education. Recent research projects include: a study of the relationship between spatiality, embodiment, technology and classrooms; equity and widening participation in education, politics of wellbeing and ability in schooling and education for sustainability.
: 4158 (Strathfield) : Amy.McPherson@acu.edu.au
Faculty of Health Sciences
Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Appointed in 2005 to the RSL LifeCare Chair of Ageing at Australian Catholic University Tracey McDonald has a research and scholarship interest in issues important to veterans, clinicians and older adults concerning safety and quality care of older people; practice-driven research, clinical practice development; information technology; spirituality and life quality. In 2012, a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) was bestowed for her work in nursing, health and aged care, United Nations Expert Groups and development of national and international public health and social welfare policy.
Qualifications and experience in public health, nursing, midwifery, education and management across the aged care and health services support involvement with public policy, clinical leadership and research.
As director of the RSL LifeCare Centre for Practice Development and Innovation in Ageing (CPDIA) she is working on developing programs of research that will support the health and wellbeing of both veterans and the general community
: (02) 9739 2280 (North Sydney) : Tracey.McDonald@acu.edu.au
I am a registered nurse and a sociologist. I hold postgraduate qualifications in nursing, education, social science, and public health. I have been engaged in teaching, practice, and research in the areas of aged and palliative care nursing for over twenty years and have published broadly in these fields over that time. In 2011 I was appointed inaugural Professor of Aged Care, a joint appointment between the Australian Catholic University and Mercy Health in Melbourne. My research interests include social constructions of death and dying, the nexus between aged and palliative care, dementia as a terminal illness, health workers in aged care and palliative contexts, and qualitative methodologies.
: (03) 9953 3856 (Melbourne) : Fran.McInerney@acu.edu.au