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Biography

Dr Southgate has worked as a research academic at the National Centre in HIV Social Research at UNSW; in community development at Lake Macquarie City Council; and as a teaching and research academic in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 09/03/2001
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Newcastle, 07/05/1993

Research

Research keywords

  • Community engagement
  • Complex social problems
  • Education and technology
  • Equity and education
  • Feminist epistemologies
  • Policy analysis
  • Professional experience in teacher education
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Social disadvantage and marginalisation
  • Social justice and equity
  • Sociology of education
  • Sociology of health

Research expertise

Dr Southgate has conducted social research into the areas of education, welfare, community development, health systems, and the effects of social disadvantage and marginalisation. Presently she is undertaking research into the role of professional experience in preservice teacher education and in equity of education, including school and higher education. Dr Southgate is a qualitative researcher with expertise in focus group and interview methods and in ethnography. She has also been a member of mixed-method research teams. Her theoretical interests are in feminism, Foucault, poststructuralism, gender and social class, education and social policy, sociology of education and health, and complex social problems.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130000Education40
111700Public Health And Health Services30
160807Sociological Methodology And Research Methods30

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Dr Southgate is the founder and coordinator of the Teach Outreach volunteer program for students studying to be teachers.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Educational policy
  • Foundations of Education
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Social theory and education

Teaching expertise

Dr Southgate teaches in the foundation of education and sociology of education for undergraduate students and in educational policy analysis and social theory and education at postgraduate level.

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Publications

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Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Southgate E, Remembering School: Mapping Continuities in Power, Subjectivity, and Emotion in Stories of School Life, Peter Lang Publishing Inc, New York, 257 (2003) [A1]
2000Wafer J, Southgate E, Coen L, Out in the Hunter: Hunter Gay and Lesbian Histories, Newcastle Region Library, Newcastle, Australia, 336 (2000) [A1]

Chapter (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Southgate E, James CL, Guest M, Kable AK, Rivett DA, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'Organisational factors influencing the return to work process for injured workers: Using social theory to inform practice', Workplaces: Safety, Social Implications and Expectations, Nova Science Publishers, New York 1-19 (2012) [B1]
2012Southgate E, 'Ethnography as the (occasional) act of refusing correct knowledge and secure understanding: Three tales from three fields', Discourse, Power, and Resistance Down Under, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 135-150 (2012) [B1]
2010Southgate E, 'Punishing powerplays: Emotion, discipline and memories of school life', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 91-103 (2010) [B1]
2003Southgate E, 'Liquid handcuffs: A tale of power, subjectivity and risk and the drug treatment clinic', Genealogy and Ethnography: Fruitful Encounters and Dangerous Liaisons, Peter Lang Press, London, United Kingdom 175-194 (2003) [B1]
2000Southgate E, 'Underground lovers: Memories from Newcastle's youth subculture', Out in the Hunter: Hunter gay and Lesbian Histories, Newcastle Region Library, Newcastle, Australia 277-290 (2000) [B1]
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Journal article (15 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Haskins R, Osmotherly PG, Southgate E, Rivett DA, 'Physiotherapists' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding clinical prediction rules for low back pain', Manual Therapy, 19 142-151 (2014)
2014Southgate E, Buchanan R, 'Editorial: This century becomes you: qualitative inquiry, being/there and social becoming in the 21st century', Creative Approaches to Research, 7 4-6 (2014)

Co-authors: Rachel Buchanan

2014James C, Southgate E, Kable A, Rivett DA, Guest M, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'Return-to-work coordinators' resourcefulness and the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries.', Work, 48 557-566 (2014)
2014Haskins R, Osmotherly PG, Southgate E, Rivett DA, 'Australian physiotherapists' priorities for the development of clinical prediction rules for low back pain: A qualitative study.', Physiotherapy, (2014)
2014Southgate E, Bennett A, 'Excavating widening participation policy in Australian higher education: subject positions, representational effects, emotion', Creative Approaches to Research, 7 21-45 (2014)

Co-authors: Anna Bennett

2013Southgate EL, Reynolds RM, Howley PP, 'Professional experience as a wicked problem in initial teacher education', Teaching and Teacher Education, 31 13-22 (2013) [C1]
2011James CL, Southgate E, Kable AK, Rivett DA, Guest M, Bohatko-Naismith J, 'The Return-To-Work Coordinator role: Qualitative insights for nursing', Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 21 220-227 (2011) [C1]
2011Southgate E, 'Decidedly visceral moments: Emotion, embodiment and the social bond in ethnographic fieldwork', International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 4 236-250 (2011) [C1]
2011Southgate E, James CL, Kable AK, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, 'Workplace injury and nurses: Insights from focus groups with Australian return-to-work coordinators', Nursing & Health Sciences, 13 192-198 (2011) [C1]
2010Kable A, James C, Southgate E, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, 'Return to work coordinators - contributions to the occupational rehabilitation process for injured nurses.', Australian Epidemiologist, 17 105-106 (2010) [E3]
2005Southgate E, Weatherall AM, Day C, Dolan KA, 'What's in a virus? Folk understandings of hepatitis C infection and infectiousness among injecting drug users in Kings Cross, Sydney', International Journal for Equity in Health, 4 (2005) [C1]
2003Hopwood M, Southgate E, Kippax S, Bammer G, Isaac-Toua G, MacDonald M, 'The injection of methadone syrup in New South Wales: patterns of use and increased harm after partial banning of injecting equipment.', Aust N Z J Public Health, 27 551-555 (2003) [C1]
2003Hopwood M, Southgate E, 'Living with hepatitis C: a sociological review', Critical Public Health, 13 251-263 (2003) [C1]
2001Southgate E, Hopwood M, 'The role of folk pharmacology and lay experts in harm reduction: Sydney gay drug using networks', International Journal of Drug Policy, 12 321-335 (2001) [C1]
1999Southgate E, Hopwood M, 'Mardi Gras says 'Be Drug Free': Accounting for Resistance, Pleasure and the Demand for Illicit Drugs', Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health illness and medicine, 3 303-316 (1999) [C1]
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Conference (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Gore J, Holmes K, Smith M, Ellis H, Albright J, Southgate E, Berger N, 'On the relationship between socio-economic status and educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (2014)
2014Buchanan RA, Southgate EL, 'It's more than computer hubs: Equity, learning, and digital technologies in Higher Education', European Access Network, Edinburgh (2014)

Co-authors: Rachel Buchanan

2013Gore J, Smith M, Holmes K, Albright J, Southgate E, Berger N, Ellis H, '"I want to be a teacher because I like bossing people around." An initial cross-sectional analysis of student data from the Aspirations Longitudinal Study', Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2013, Adelaide, SA, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Haskins R, Osmotherly PG, Southgate E, Rivett DA, 'Physiotherapists' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding clinical prediction rules for low back pain', Journal of Physiotherapy, eSupplement 2013 APA Conference Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2012Albright JJ, Gore JM, Smith MW, Southgate E, Holmes KA, Ellis H, 'Operationalising educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Albright JJ, Gore JM, Smith MW, Southgate E, Holmes KA, Ellis H, 'Conceptualising educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Smith MW, Gore JM, Albright JJ, Southgate E, Holmes KA, Ellis H, 'Contextualising variations in educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Bunn RJ, Bennett AK, Southgate E, Cooper SA, Kavanagh KO, ''Wow, I didn't know that!' The benefits of taking a collaborative approach to transition experiences of enabling students into Undergraduate Education Programs', Conference Handbook. Foundation & Bridging Educators New Zealand Inaugural Conference 2012, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) [E3]
2012James CL, Southgate E, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Kable AK, Guest M, 'Return to work: Suitable duties for injured nurses', Book of Abstracts. The Second Scientific Conference on Work Disability Prevention and Integration, Groningen, The Netherlands (2012) [E3]
2012MacQueen SE, Southgate E, Scevak JJ, Clement ND, 'It's HEPPP to be fair! Approaches to supporting the learning and well-being of low SES students in higher education', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Southgate E, 'Academic literacy for first year pre service teachers: Directions for integrated learning support', 2012 International Teacher Education Dialogue Conference. Conference Abstracts, Coffs Harbour, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012James C, Southgate E, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Kable A, Guest M, 'Necessity, the mother of invention: suitable duties for injured nurses.', Poster presentation, London, UK (2012)
2011Southgate E, 'Professional experience as a 'wicked problem' for preservice teacher education: Theoretical knots, empirical elision, and the question of solutions', Conference Handbook. AARE Conference 2011, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [E3]
2009James CL, Southgate E, Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, Kable AK, 'Return to work co-ordinators: Contributions to the occupational rehabilitation process for injured nurses', Inaugural Conference for OT Australia NSW-ACT 2009: Conference Abstract Handbook, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, James CL, Kable AK, Southgate E, 'The occupational rehabilitiation of NSW nurses', 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference 2009, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, James CL, Kable AK, Southgate EL, 'The occupational rehabilitation of NSW nurses. Poster presented at the 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference (p. Poster 3). Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Health. 29-30 July 2009.', Poster presented at the 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference (p. Poster 3). Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Health. 29-30 July 2009. (2009)
2008Harris MA, Southgate EL, Bowe SJ, Nilan PM, 'The health and lifestyle of sex workers in a regional city on Australia', International Nursing Research Conference: Facing the Challenge of Health Care Systems in Transition. Abstracts, Jerusalem, Israel (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Pamela Nilan

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Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Southgate E, Buchanan R, 'Editors: Special Issue: This century becomes you: qualitative inquiry, being/there and social becoming in the 21st century', Creative Approaches to Research: Association for Qualitative Research (2014)

Co-authors: Rachel Buchanan

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants25
Total funding$2,413,245

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2014 (6 grants)

Equity groups and predictors of academic success in higher education.$54,700
Funding Body: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

Project Team
Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Erica Southgate, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen, Doctor Mark Rubin, Dr Heather Douglas
SchemeRole
Research Grants ProgramInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$54,70020142014
GNo:G1400235

Overcoming limiting notions of academic capability: strategies to improve the participation and completion rates of students from non-traditional and low socio-economic backgrounds$47,336
Funding Body: Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

SchemeRole
Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education Seed FundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$47,33620142014
GNo:185825991

A qualitative study of equity and elite degrees$42,475
Funding Body: Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

SchemeRole
Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education Seed FundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$42,47520142014
GNo:185825975

The M-learning literacy app$36,950
Funding Body: Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

SchemeRole
Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education Seed FundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$36,95020142014
GNo:185825983

Equity in elite degrees: social difference, institutional practice and processes of change$15,000
Funding Body: Faculty of Education and Arts, UoN

SchemeRole
Faculty of Education and Arts Strategic Network and Pilot Projects SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020142014
GNo:185825967

Equity in Elite Degrees: Social Difference, Insitutional Practices and Processes of Change$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Caragh Brosnan
SchemeRole
Strategic Networks GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020142014
GNo:G1400960

2012 (2 grants)

Targeting educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling: Understanding complexity for increased equity$634,880
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Professor Jim Albright, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith, Mrs Michelle Heaney
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$634,88020122015
GNo:G1100473

Targeting educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling: Understanding complexity for increased equity$379,991
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Professor Jim Albright, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$379,99120122015
GNo:G1100711

2010 (1 grants)

Making Educational Goals Sustainable (MEGS): A study of an intervention aimed at developing educational pathways for students from low SES communities$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Erica Southgate, Professor Jennifer Gore
SchemeRole
Linkage Pilot Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020102010
GNo:G1000898

2009 (1 grants)

Evaluation of the Lifeskills Consumer and Financial Literacy Program$15,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Communities

SchemeRole
Commissioned researchChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020092009
GNo:185354761

2008 (2 grants)

Comparative analysis of two contrasting approaches to professional experience$56,063
Funding Body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Project Team
Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Associate Professor David Palmer, Doctor Erica Southgate
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$56,06320082008
GNo:G0189462

Interagency cooperation, professional cultures and institutional practice: A research program for the study of reaction and response to $7,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Erica Southgate
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,50020082008
GNo:G0189015

2003 (2 grants)

An exploration of drug injector's understanding of hepatitis C infection and its implications for transmission.$79,973
Funding Body: NSW Department of Health

SchemeRole
Commissioned researchChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$79,97320032003
GNo:185287676

Barriers and facilitators for HCV prevention among sex workers in the Hunter region.$65,890
Funding Body: NSW Ministry of Health

Project Team
Doctor Erica Southgate, Professor Pamela Nilan, Professor Amanda Baker, Doctor Margaret Harris
SchemeRole
Non Government Organisation Grant ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$65,89020032003
GNo:G0183141

2002 (2 grants)

Perfecting health care delivery.$193,487
Funding Body: Hunter Area Health Service

Project Team
Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Dr Jonathan Adams, Doctor Erica Southgate, Ms Rhonda Walker
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$193,48720022004
GNo:G0182616

Risks for Injecting$100,000
Funding Body: Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) and Australian National Council on HIV, Hepatitis and Re

SchemeRole
Commissioned researchInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$100,00020022002
GNo:185354773

2001 (4 grants)

Barriers and incentives to treatment of substance misuse$259,000
Funding Body: Illicit Drugs Strategy, Commonwealth Population Health Division

SchemeRole
Commissioned researchInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$259,00020012001
GNo:185354781

Transition and initiation to injecting drug use$28,000
Funding Body: Department of Health

SchemeRole
Commissioned researchChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,00020012001
GNo:185354789

National social research need assessment of the Hepatitis C sector$20,000
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care

SchemeRole
Commissioned researchChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020012001
GNo:185354797

Referral pathways from needle and syringe programs$10,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Health

SchemeRole
Commissioned researchChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020012001
GNo:185354805

2000 (2 grants)

Methadone injectors in NSW$80,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Health

SchemeRole
Commissioned researchChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80,00020002000
GNo:185354813

Cocaine use and the queer party subculture in inner Sydney$50,000
Funding Body: NHMRC

SchemeRole
NHMRCInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020002000
GNo:185354821

1999 (2 grants)

Transition and initiation to injecting drug use$165,000
Funding Body: NHMRC commissioned research

SchemeRole
NHMRC commissioned researchInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$165,00019991999
GNo:185354829

Social and health impact study- The closure of St Marys Needle and Syringe Program$35,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Health

SchemeRole
Commissioned researchChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00019991999
GNo:185354837

1998 (1 grants)

Ethnography of gay men and drug use$12,000
Funding Body: Small ARC grant

SchemeRole
Small ARC grantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00019981998
GNo:185354845
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.25
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132016M Philosophy (Education)Co-SupervisorAspiration: Cultural Capacity or Cognitive Skill Set?
20132019PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorSustainable Futures: Avenues to Global Citizenship
20132019PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorVoices of the National Aboriginal Education Committee - Embedding Community Values into Government Policy in Education
20122017PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorWhat Factors Contribute to the Development of Learned Helplessness in Newly Qualified Teachers?
20122017PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorLymphoedema and Physiotherapy: Lymphoedema Self-Management
20112015PhD (Nursing)Co-SupervisorAcute Care Nurses Cultural Influences on Assessing and Managing Pain in Older People: How Values and Beliefs Can Shape Clinical Practice and Affect Uptake of Best Practice
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Dr Erica Southgate

Work Phone(02) 4921 6325
Fax(02) 4921 7887
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
HC56,
Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/erica-southgate