Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Research Expertise

Name

Content Expertise

Methods Expertise

Discipline

Bacchus,  Ruth

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Children's Literature, Young Adult Literature, Colonial and post colonial studies, Pedagogies, Creative Writing

Textual analysis, discourse analysis, qualitative social science methods

English

Bell,  Karen

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Post-conventional social work theory; gender; social justice; epistemic justice; ecological social work; psychosocial aspects of assisted reproduction; rural health; rural service delivery; women's health; qualitative research; social work education; international social work and international mobility programs/international social work; global social work

Qualitative methods

Social Work

Boetto, Heather

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Environmental justice; disaster resilience; environmental social work practice and education; gender; international social work

Qualitative methods

Social work

Bowles, Wendy

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Social work practice scholarship, social work research methods, practitioner research, ethics, disability, ecological social work, scholarship of field education (Work Integrated learning)

Qualitative methods, social work research methods

Social work

Bridges, Donna

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Gender theory; Gender and work; feminist theory; military sociology; resilience at work.

Qualitative methodology; cooperative inquiry; feminist methods.

Sociology

Brown, Lachlan

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contemporary Australian Literature; Creative Writing (poetry); Poetry and Poetics; Transnational Literature; Literature and Theology, Asian-Australian Writing; Literature and the Suburbs; Literature and Computer Games

Poetics, Creative Practice, Textual Analysis, Cross-Disciplinary approaches to English, Post-Colonial Analysis,

English/ Creative Writing

Cash, Belinda

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Informal care giving; spousal care; rural service provision; social policy; ageing in rural areas; mental health and well being

Qualitative research; multiple methods; focus groups; interviews; critical discourse analysis; thematic analysis

Social work; critical social gerontology

Chida, Ignatius
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Migration and ageing issues for first generation migrants particularly from Sub-Saharan Africa; settlement experiences for skilled migrants in rural and regional Australia; Developing cross-cultural competence; Ageing and Informal care giving

Qualitative methods - Phenomenology

Social Work and Human Services

Clarke,  Stephen

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Applied Ethics; Medical Ethics; Professional Ethics; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Moral Psychology; Philosophy of Religion; Conscientious Objection; Human Enhancement; Cognitive Bias; Cognitive Science of Religion; Tolerance; Religion and Violence; Conspiracy Theories

Analytic Philosophy; Naturalistic Philosophy; Empirically Informed Philosophy

 

Cohen,  Daniel

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Free will; moral responsibility; self-control; ethical theory; population ethics

analytic philosophy

 

Crichton,  Merrilyn

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Rural mental health, human rights, rural health, lived experience of health and wellbeing, community wellbeing, politics of water and drought, social construction of water and drought, rural social inequality

qualitative research, ethnography, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, ethnomethodology, post structural epistemologies, oral history, narrative research, applied research

Sociology

Daylight, Russell

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Language, democracy, children's literature, semiotics, continental philosophy

Qualitative, quantitative, discourse analysis

English

Duncombe, Rohena

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Anxiety, online study/engagement, homelessness, health service delivery

Qualitative, inclusive and action  research

Social Work

Gibson, Suzie
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

19th, 20th and 21st Australia, American and English Literature, Critical Theory, Literary Theory, Film and TV Studies, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies, Writing and Publishing

Close Textual Analysis, Analytical Methodologies, Comparative Textual Approaches, Application of Critical Theory with Literary Textual Forms (including Screen Texts).

English

Harvey, Robin

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Social Gerontology education; Mental health and ageing; Health promotion with older people; Age-friendly communities

Auto-ethnography

Gerontology

Luck,  Morgan

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Philosophy of religion; metaphysics; new and alternative religious movements; video game ethics

Analytical Philosophy

Philosophy

Masterman-Smith,  Helen

Environmental sociology; sociology of animals; critical animal studies; sociology of work; labour history; political economy; social movement

  

Mlcek,  Susan

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Rural community development; community management; Indigenous ideas and issues; including cross-cultural competencies; volunteering; social capital; cultural capital; human services delivery; narratives from social work and human services; societal issues; for example: social inclusion of homeless people; marginalisation and isolation of refugees and migrants; sociology of education

  

Moorhead, Bernadette

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional identity; newly qualified social work; early career social work; social work education; study abroad/international mobility programs; phenomenology; qualitative research

Phenomenology; interpretive phenomenological analysis; qualitative research methods; interpretivist approaches

Social work and human services

O'Sullivan, Dominic

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Australian and New Zealand history; Australian and New Zealand politics and policy; Comparative indigenous politics and policy; Education policy and theory; Health policy; Social policy; Public theology/religion and politics

 

Political science; history; sociology; indigenous studies; public theology; education

Pawar,  Manohar

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Social work and social policy; international social work; social development; social consequences of climate change and water; social work education; informal care and ageing; community development

  

Ragusa,  Angela

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Environmental Sociology; Media Studies, Advertising, & Communication; Cultural studies (animal studies, LGBTIQ); Social Inequality (class, gender, sexuality); Organisational Behaviour (institutional & individual change); Social Psychology (social/self-identity, attitudes); Human Geography (land use, migration, tree/sea-change); Social Control (power & deviance); STS (Sociology of Science & Technology) - education technologies, health/mental health; Leisure & work (materialism/consumerism)

Qualitative & quantitative social research methods (discourse, content & narrative analysis; interviews; surveys; case studies)

 

Rush,  Emma

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional ethics, Environmental ethics, Sexualisation of children

Conceptual analysis, logical analysis, feminist approaches

Philosophy

Van Duinen, Jared

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sports history; colonial/imperial history; cultural history; Australian history; history theory; early modern to modern era British and European history

Qualitative historical methodology

History

Velander, Fredrik

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Climate change and mental health; mindfulness; general mental health; community mental health; workplace mental health; addiction; organisational development; community development

Qualitative methods (interviewing, focus groups, survey development, literature reviews, evaluations); Quantitative methods (survey development, data extrapolation)

Human Services

Villar, Oliver

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

United States-China-Latin America relations: great power rivalries, the rise of China, US-Colombian relations and politics.Critical security studies: international security and great powers; economic and resource security; territorial conflicts and cross-border security; grand strategy; intra-state conflicts, insurgencies and guerrilla movements.American foreign policy: counterinsurgency and counter terrorism strategy; state violence; civil wars and proxy wars.International political economy: capitalism, globalisation, class analysis and class relations between and within the First World and Third World (or Global North and Global South).

  

Wa Mungai, Ndungi
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Refugee and asylum seekers human rights, migrant settlement, food security, social development, sustainability, gender/masculinities, ageing issues for migrants.

Qualitative methods/phenomenological methods

Social Work

Wardle, Sabine
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ageing in regional-rural areas; ageing and spirituality; end of life care law; palliative care; working with culturally and linguistically diverse(CALD) population groups; grief and loss; social work field education

 

Social Work and Human Services