Associate Professor Parveen Kalliath - Nat School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Parveen graduated with a Master of Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, USA and a PhD in Social Work from the University of Queensland, Australia. She has over thirty years social work practice experience in countries including India, USA, New Zealand and Australia. Parveen's career as a social worker began with community development work in India. The difficult and insecure lives of people living in slums created in her a strong passion for social justice and equity. Parveen is the recipient of Mother Theresa and the Altrusa Women's Fellowship which were awarded to her by the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St.Louis, USA. For several years she worked as a licensed clinical social worker in large medical college hospitals in St. Louis, USA. Later, in New Zealand, she became the team leader for social work in the Rehabilitation and Assessment services at Health Waikato. Parveen joined the academia after more than twenty years of social work practice. She coordinated the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences (Social Work) program at the Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand before joining the Australian Catholic University in Canberra in 2005 where she is currently the Deputy Head of School and Course Coordinator for Social Work in Canberra campus.


Phone :(02) 6209 1125 (Canberra)
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Social Work ; Work-family conflict ; Work-family enrichment ; Job satisfaction ; Family satisfaction ; Job and family wellbeing ; Psychological strain ; Social Support ;

Methods Expertise

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Enhancing job satisfaction through work-family enrichment and perceived supervisor support: The case of Australian social workers, in Personnel Review


How does family support facilitate job satisfaction? Investigating the chain mediating effects of work???family enrichment and job???related well???being, in Health and Stress

Linking work-family enrichment to job satisfaction through job well-being and family support: A moderated mediation analysis of social workers across India, in The British Journal of Social Work


Work-family conflict, family satisfaction and employee wellbeing: A comparative study of Australian and Indian social workers., in Human Resource Management Journal


Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2015). Work-family conflict and its impact on job satisfaction of social workers. British Journal of Social Work, 45(1), pp. 241-259., in British Journal of Social Work

Kalliath, P., Kalliath, T., & Chan, C. (2015). Work-family conflict and family-work conflict as predictors of psychological strain: Does social support matter? British Journal of Social Work, 45(8), pp. 2387-2405., in British Journal of Social Work


Kalliath, P. (2014). Is work-family enrichment an antidote to experiences of psychological strain Among Australian social workers? An empirical study, Australian Social Work, 67(3), pp. 332-347. , in Australian Social Work


Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2013). Does job satisfaction mediate the relationship between work-family conflict and psychological strain? A study of Australian social workers. Asia , in Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development

Kalliath, P., & Kalliath, T. (2013). Work-family conflict: Coping strategies adopted by social workers. Journal of Social Work Practice, 28(1), pp. 111-126., in Journal of Social Work Practice


Kalliath, P., Hughes, M., & Newcombe, P. (2012). When work and family are in, in Australian Social Work

Kossek, E., Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2012). Achieving Employee Wellbeing in a Changing Work Environment: An Expert Commentary on Current Scholarship. International Journal of Manpower, 33(7), pp. 738-753., in International Journal of Manpower

Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2012). Changing work environment and employee, in International Journal of Manpower

Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2012). Direct and mediated effects of job satisfaction on