Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr John Healy

Dr John Healy

Teaching

John teaches in Research Methods and Foundations in Social Policy

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Research

Research interests include Social Work Education, Ability, Qualitative Methodology and the Sociology of Religion.

Member of the Believing in 'Peoples Living with a Disability' Research Community. Associate Researcher with the Public and Contextual Theology Strategic Research Centre (PACT)

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Selected publications

  • Short, M., & Healy, J.P. (2016). Writing 'with' not 'about': Examples in Co-operative Inquiry In S. Gair & A. V. Luyun (Eds.), Sharing Qualitative Research: Showing Lived Experience and Community Narratives. London: Routledge.
  • Healy, J.P. (2015). 'Schoonheid en goeroes'. Geloven Spirituele denkers uit de hele wereld getuigen, ed. J├╝rgen Mettepenningen. Netherlands: Lannoo.
  • Healy, J.P., Tillotson, N., Short, M., & Hearn, C. (2015) Social work
    field education: believing in supervisors who are living with disabilities, Disability & Society, 30:7, 1087-1102, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2015.1076379
  • Hearn, C., Short, M., and Healy, J. P. (2014)"Social Work Field Education: Believing in Students who are Living with a Disability". Disability & Society
  • Duffy F., and Healy, J. P. (2014) "A social work practice reflection on issues arising for LGBTI older people interfacing with health and residential care: rights, decision-making and end of life care". Social Work in Health Care. 53:6. (DOI:10.1080/00981389.2014.914119)
  • Healy, J. P. (2013). 'Muktananda and Siddha Yoga'. Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism (BEH), vol. V.  eds. Knut A. Jacobsen: Leiden, Boston. 
  • Michael, M and Healy, J. P. (2012). 'A Guru-Disciple Tradition: Can Conversion be Non-cognitive?' Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements. eds Morgan Luck. London: Ashgate. 
  • Healy, J. P. (2011). Involvement in a New Religious Movement: From Discovery to Disenchantment. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 13:1–19.DOI: 10.1080/19349637.2011.547125
  • Duffy, F and Healy, J. P. (2011). Social Work with Older People in a Hospital Setting. Social Work in Health Care, 50:1–15. DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2010.527786
  • Healy, J. P. (2010), Yearning to Belong: Discovering a New Religious Movement. London: Ashgate Link: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409419419
  • Healy J. P. (2010), 'Schism of Swami Muktananda's Siddha Yoga Practice'. Marburg Journal of Religion, 15, pp, 1-14. Link: http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb03/ivk/mjr/pdfs/2010/articles/healy_2010.pdf
  • Healy, J. P. (2009), 'Spiritual Experience and Seeking: A New Religious Movement case study', Religion Compass
  • Fernandez, E., and Healy, J. P. (2007). Supporting children and responding to families: Steps on the way to family change. Identifying Essential Elements of Change: Lessons from International Research in Community-based Family Centres. eds Marian Berry, Belgium: Acco, Leuven.
  • Healy, J. P. (2006). 'Thinking about Levinas in Relation to a Spiritual Community', in Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Sacred, eds Frances Di Lauro, Sydney University Press, Sydney Link: https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/SSR/article/view/263/240
  • Healy, J. P. (2005). 'What goes on the road, stays on the road: Students' experience of learning on their first practicum'. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 7(1), 67-83.
  • Fernandez, E., and Healy, J. P. (2005). Intensive Family Support Evaluation Report on Barnardos Australia's Redfern Waterloo Service. Sydney: University of New South Wales.

Conference presentations

  • Healy, J. P. (2011). 'A Taste of New Religious Movements'. Paper presented at the Australian Association for the Study of Religions (AASR), Southern Cross University, Tweed Gold Coast Riverside Campus
  • 1st - 3rd July.
  • Healy, J. P. (2010) 'Attractions as part of the process of religious conversion'. Paper presented at the Australian Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) and the Multi-Faith Centre at Griffith University 2 – 4 July.
  • Healy, J. P. (2008). 'Schism of Swami Muktananda's Siddha Yoga Practice'. Paper presented at the Alternative Expression of the Numinous Conference, University of Queensland, 15-17 August.
  • Healy, J. P. (2007). 'Exploring Individuals' Prior Metaphysical or Spiritual Experience and its Role in the Making of a Seeker'. Paper presented at the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) Annual International Conference, Brussels, Belgium, June 29 - July 1.
  • Healy, J. P. (2006). 'Exploring Individual's Experience of the Guru, The Self and The Shakti in the Tradition of Siddha Yoga Practice in Australia'. Paper presented at the Alternative Expression of the Numinous Conference, University of Queensland, 18-20 August.
  • Healy, J. P. (2006). 'The Growth of Siddha Yoga Practice in Australia: Individual Spiritual Practice and its Relationship to Community'. Paper presented at the Australian Association for the Study of Religion Conference: Celebrating the Past - Anticipating the Future. Adelaide University, 7-9 July.
  • Healy, J. P. (2005). 'Beginning to Comprehend the Lie of the Land in Researching New Religious Movements'. Paper presented at the CESNUR 2005 International Conference: Religious Movements, Globalization and Conflict: Transnational Perspectives, Palermo, Sicily, June 2-5.
  • Healy, J. P. (2005). 'Expectations and Deflations: Thinking about Arendt and Levinas in Relation to a Spiritual Community'. Paper presented at the Australian Association for the Study of Religion 2005 - Ways and Means: Re-inventing Studies in Religion for the third Millenium Conference. University of Sydney, 30th of September to the 2nd October.

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Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award 2013

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