Professor Morag McArthur - Institute of Child Protection Studies PVCE (Office of the PVC Engagement)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

Sociology and social policy with particular interest in: participatory research and evaluation methodologies, child centred methodologies, child protection, child and family welfare, research with vulnerable children and young people, homelessness, family relationships, drug and alcohol, evaluations of social programs.

Contact

Phone :(02) 6209 1225 (Canberra)
Email :Morag.McArthur@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Sociology ; Social Policy ; Child Protection ; Vulnerable Children ; Young People ; Homeless ;

Methods Expertise

research with children ; Qualitative Research ; Mixed methods ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2010

Opportunities Lost - Why some parents of young children are not well-connected to the service systems designed to assist them, in Australian Social Work (online version)

Championing Choice - Lessons learned from children and young people about research and their involvement, in Child Indicators Research (online version)

Someone to Check In on Me: social capital, social support and vulnerable parents with young children in the Australian Capital Territory, in Child and Family Social Work (online version)

Foster Care Experiences of Leaving Foster Care in the Australian Capital Territory, in Communities, Children and Families AustraliaCommunities, Children and Families AustraliaCommunities, Children and Families AustraliaCommunities, Children and Families Australia

Step by Step : Working Together To Increase the Safety and Life Chances of Children Whose Parents Misuse Substances, in Communities, Children and Families AustraliaCommunities, Children and Families AustraliaCommunities, Children and Families AustraliaCommunities, Children and Families Australia

Who Cares? Young People with Parents who use alcohol or other drugs talk about their experiences with services, in Family Matters (print version)

Different but the same? Exploring the experiences of young people caring for a parent with an alcohol or other drug issue, in Journal of Youth Studies (online version)

2009

Who's in our family? An application of the theory of family boundary ambiguity to the experiences of former foster carers, in Adoption and Fostering (print version)

Attendance, achievement and participation: Young carers' experiences of school in Australia, in Australian Journal of Education

A practice framework to guide screening and assessment in the Australian Family Relationship Centres and Advice Line, in Child and Family Social Work (online version)

Lessons learned from children who have experienced homelessness: what services need to know, in Children & Society: the international journal of childhood and children's services (online version)

2008

Back to schools: human service workers increasing opportunities for early intervention and social inclusion from the school base, in Children Australia (print version)

Stuff you'd never think of Children talk about homelessness and they'd like to be supported, in Family Matters

Suicidal Behaviour in Prisons: Learning from Australian and International Experience, in International Journal of Psychiatry and Law

Little voices and Big Ideas: Lessons Learned from Children about research, in International Journal of Qualitative Research

2007

Collaboration and systems of support for vulnerable children and their families: improving the interface between primary, secondary and tertiary interventions, in Communities, Children and Families Australia

We're all in it together: supporting young carers and their families in Australia, in Health & Social Care in the Community

2006

Dad Where are we going to live now?' Exploring Fathers' Experiences of Homelessness, in Australian Social Work

Being 'Child Centred' in Child Protection: What does it mean?, in Children Australia

University-Industry Partnerships: Keeping Child Protection Workers on the Job; Challenged and Happy, in Communities Child and Families Australia

2005

Breaking into schools Establishing high quality human services in educational contexts, in Children Australia

2004

Preparing Social Work Students for Policy Practice: An Australian Example, in Social Work Education: a journal for education and training in local authority (online version)

Preparing Social Workers for Policy Practice, in Social Work Education: a journal for education and training in local authority (print version)

Other information

Morag is the Foundation Director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies.