Eileen Clark

Proposed Title


In my PhD by Prior Publication, I am drawing on my previous work in qualitative methodologies and mental health to inform a study of the former Beechworth asylum/psychiatric hospital which we have been undertaking over the last five years. I hope to identify new insights into the concept of community in a small town where many people worked in a stigmatized environment.

Why I chose Charles Sturt

I did my BA and MSocSci at Charles Sturt and have been impressed with its commitment to regional students and local issues.

Engagement and Memberships

The Australian Sociological Association served on its Executive for several years.
In 2013 I was the recipient of the Outstanding Service to TASA award.
Life Member of the National Tertiary Education Union


  • Clark, E., Munday, J., & Watts, A. (in press). Working Up Top: Employment at Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, 1960–1995. Oral History.
  • Clark, E., Munday, J., & Watts, A. (2021). Cricket and the Beechworth Asylum, 1910–1915: A prosopographical study. Journal of Sociology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/14407833211048242
  • Clark, E.(2018). Lessons from the past: Family involvement in patient admission and discharge, Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, 1900–1912. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27, 320–­328. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12323
  • McCann, T. V., Lubman, D. I., & Clark, E.(2011). Responding to stigma: First-time caregivers of young people with first-episode psychosis. Psychiatric Services, 62(5), 548–550. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.62.5.548
  • Clark, E.,& McCann, T. V.  (2005). Researching students: An ethical dilemma. Nurse Researcher, 12(3), 42–51.
  • McCann, T. V., & Clark, E. (2003). Grounded theory in nursing research: Part 1 Methodology. Nurse Researcher, 11(2), 7–18.
  • Clark, E. (1999). Getting at the truth in oral history. Social Research and Social Change, 6, 1–17.
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