Dr Justin Barker - Institute of Child Protection Studies PVCE (Office of the PVC Engagement)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

Photo

Dr Justin Barker is an urban anthropologist whose research has examined youth homelessness, homeless fathers, intergenerational drug use, alcohol related violence, normalisation of alcohol and other drug use amongst subcultures of young people, and tobacco management in the community sector. He has been the project manager and lead researcher on numerous research projects that have aimed to directly inform policy and practice.

Prior to his career as a researcher Justin was a youth worker in Adelaide and Canberra working with homeless young people. This experience led onto his PhD that examined the lives of homeless young people in Canberra, providing ethnographic insights into the conditions of youth homelessness. He has developed and implemented a range of qualitative research methodologies aimed at doing research with young people and vulnerable population groups. Justin has a strong background in social theory which he uses to add meaning and insight into his research and draws on research findings to contribute to social theory.

Contact

Phone :1226 (Canberra)
Email :Justin.Barker@acu.edu.au
URIs : Personal Website

Research Interests

Youth Studies ; Young People and Families ; Social Theory ; Ethnography ; Qualitative Research Methodologies ; Homelessness ; Drug and Alcohol ; Urban Anthropology ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative Research ; Ethnography ; Mixed methods ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2014

Helpful relationships with service users: Linking social capital, in Australian Social Work (online version)

2013

Alone together: The strategies of autonomy and relatedness in the lives of homeless youth, in Journal of Youth Studies

Me, Myself and I: Identity and Meaning for Vulnerable Young People

What works for children experiencing homelessness and/or family/domestic violence? Part 1: Literature Synthesis

2012

Reconnect: Working with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, in Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Literature Review: Effective interventions for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, in Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Negative cultural capital and homeless young people., in Journal of Youth Studies

Social capital, homeless young people and the family, in Journal of Youth Studies, 15(6), 730-743

2011

More Than Just Me: Supporting Fathers who are Homeless, in Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU

Evaluation of the Supporting Children After Separation Program and the Post Separation Cooperative Parenting Program, in Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU

2010

Dutch Courage: Young People, Alcohol and Alcohol Related Violence, in Canberra: Youth Coalition of the ACT

2009

Living Skills and Youth Supported Accommodation Assistance Scheme Consultation Project Paper., in Canberra: Youth Coalition of the ACT