Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Belinda Cash

 Belinda Cash

Profile

Belinda is a social worker with a background in disability services and clinical mental health. She completed a Master of Mental Health in 2009 which began the adventure into research as a tool for social change.

Belinda is currently in the final stages of her PhD researching the experience of choice for older spousal caregivers. Her research and teaching interests include mental health, ageing, social policy, service provision in rural areas and informal caregiving.

She is currently working full time at CSU, teaching in the social work and gerontology programs.

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Teaching

Belinda is currently teaching in the social work and gerontology programs here at CSU. 

Current subjects taught are:

  • GER102 – Gerontology Theory and Research
  • HCS103 – Fields of Practice
  • HCS508 – Social Work Theory and Practice 2 (micro practice)

Belinda has also been involved in teaching individual and social determinants of health, interprofessional practice, mental health, social work research and social work theory and applications.

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Research 

Belinda is currently in the final stages of her PhD researching the experience of choice for older spousal caregivers. 

Her research and teaching interests include mental health, ageing, social policy, service provision in rural areas and informal caregiving.

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Publications

  • Cash, B., Hodgkin, S., & Warburton, J. (2013)  Till Death Us Do Part? A Critical Analysis of Obligation and Choice for Spousal Caregivers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
    doi: 10.1080/01634372.2013.823472
  • Cash, B. and Warburton, J. (2013) The changing arena of ageing: Using critical discourse methods to analyse current policy directions. Emerging Researchers in Ageing: Enabling Active Ageing, Conference Paper http://www.era.edu.au/ERA+2013
  • Cash, B. (2010) From Paradigm to Practice: Incorporating recovery-oriented principles through organisational and practice change. Newparadigm, the Australian Journal on Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Autumn 2010, pp 30-34.
  • Cash, B. (2009) Recovery: From Paradigm to Practice. (Unpublished Masters Thesis), NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta NSW

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Professional activities

  • National President, Australian Association of Gerontology Student and Early Career Group (2013-current)
  • Co-ordinator, Social Work Interest Group Albury-Wodonga

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