Dr Erica Southgate

Dr Erica Southgate

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Apps for humanity

Dr Erica Southgate explores the factors that create disadvantage and creates real world solutions to address them.

Dr Erica Southgate 

Dr Erica Southgate believes that everyone has the potential to succeed, and is using technology to level the playing field of privilege.

A skilled qualitative researcher with extensive experience spanning the fields of educational and health, Erica is currently involved in several interdisciplinary projects that seek to assess and address equity issues.  

Erica knows that it is essential to get out of her office and collaborate with communities, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers to develop real world solutions to complex educational and health problems. Only then, can peoples' life opportunities be increased in meaningful and practical ways.

TWO WAY STREETS

Erica credits a non-traditional academic trajectory and varied employment history, for affording her the life experience that allows her to work so constructively with a range of communities, including those experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation.

After completing a PhD in education, Erica was employed by a national health research centre where she worked with marginalised groups such as injecting drug users, sex workers, and the gay community.

It may sound obvious, but Erica stresses the importance of two-way learning. Often targeted by public health campaigns, Erica found that marginalised communities have their own practical and innovative methods of self-care, risk reduction and sharing knowledge.

"I think we need to genuinely learn from the communities that we are engaged with, instead of just expecting them to learn from us," Erica says.

"That's my ethos actually, it informs both my teaching and my research, and my collaboration with communities."

ACCESS ALLOWED, PARTICIPATION WELCOME

A main area of focus for Erica is ensuring that people are aware of the increased opportunities presented by higher education, and for them to have the academic skills they need to thrive at university, regardless of their social background.

Erica identifies study skills and academic literacy as essential for university success. She was a main driver behind the development of the Uni Tune In smart-phone app, a free study skills toolkit for students - Apple; Android. Content for the app was developed from a two year collaboration with colleagues known as The Seahorse Project.

"Higher education can be a bit overwhelmingly for people who are the first in their family to go to university. You can be super smart, have great academic potential, and be highly motivated but not be adequately prepared in certain ways of thinking, learning, writing and engaging with ideas," Erica explains.

"The Uni Tune In app puts the skills needed for effective university study in the palm of a student's hand. Education is not always a level playing field, but we are giving people the tools to catch up and succeed."

THE GAME OF LIFE

It is another literacy project that has Erica most excited. Erica has been working with Dr Shamus Smith, a senior lecturer from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, to develop a series of literacy games designed for adult learners to improve their language skills.

"Education systems struggle to engage people, regardless of their age, to improve their literacy," Erica notes.

"It's like Angry Birds for literacy. In a video game format, you can play a game to improve aspects of literacy on your smart phone - at home, or on the bus or wherever you are. People can play in their own time and at their own pace and the often private nature of playing games alleviates some of the shame and stigma attached to having poor literacy."

Erica credits the formidable commitment of Dr Smith for making the educational games a reality.

"I met up with Shamus and explained the idea, and he just got it. He basically took what we had developed and turned it into the Uni Tune In app. We have a creative working relationship with our interdisciplinary team of educators and software engineers. So far we have produced the Apostrophe Power game and are now developing Sentence Hero to teach punctuation and sentence structure," Erica explains.

"There is a big social justice commitment to this kind of work, because the educational product has to be free."

"There is a lot of commercialisation around technology, but it is only ethical and right that people have access to the resources that they need to help them succeed in education and life, even if they haven't got a lot of money."

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM PLAYER

Erica is working on several projects focusing on equity and education. She is involved in the Best Footprint Forward project, exploring how school and university students understand their digital footprints. She is a key member of DICE, a network of scholars interested in digital identity, curation of online presence, and serious games for learning.  

She is also working with Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta from the Wollotuka Institute on the Yarning the Way project, a study based on Indigenous knowledge and methodologies that aims to explore pathways to post-secondary education for Aboriginal young people.

Erica's understanding of barriers to higher education success saw her recently appointed as Equity Ambassador for Access and Student Experience for the University of Newcastle's Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE). Through her role with the CEEHE, Erica hopes to contribute to the creation of national and international spaces for equity practitioners to engage together on big issues.

A HEALTHY CURIOSITY

Erica continues to collaborate with colleagues from several faculties. Her understanding of the health field and focus on equity makes her an invaluable leader on current projects exploring access to and participation in high status degrees for students who are the first in their family to go to university.

Erica is working with Professor Brian Kelly, Chair and Director of the Centre for Resources Health and Safety, and Dr Caragh Brosnan from the School of Humanities and Social Science to identify ways to address the underrepresentation of students from first in family backgrounds in medical degrees, nationally and internationally.

Driven by a belief that interdisciplinary research is not only the way forward, Erica believes that it is the only way complex educational and health conundrums can be solved.

"If you bring people from different disciplines, methodological, professional and community backgrounds together, they combine perspectives to come up with interesting solutions that have real utility and meaning for people."

"Not only must we be committed to researching complex social issues, but we must also be dedicated to producing cutting edge solutions as well."

Apps for humanity

Dr Erica Southgate explores the factors that create disadvantage in higher education and creates real world solutions to address them.

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Career Summary

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.

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.

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.

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


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Newcastle

Keywords

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

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods 30
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Southgate EL, Remembering School, Peter Lang Publishing Inc, New York, 257 (2003) [A1]
2000 Wafer 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Southgate EL, 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]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Carole James
2012 Southgate EL, '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]
2010 Southgate EL, 'Punishing powerplays: Emotion, discipline and memories of school life', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 91-103 (2010) [B1]
2003 Southgate 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]
2000 Southgate 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 (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Haskins R, Osmotherly PG, Southgate E, Rivetta DA, 'Australian physiotherapists' priorities for the development of clinical prediction rules for low back pain: A qualitative study', PHYSIOTHERAPY, 101 44-49 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.physio.2014.04.005
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Darren Rivett
2015 Gore J, Holmes K, Smith M, Southgate E, Albright J, 'Socioeconomic status and the career aspirations of Australian school students: Testing enduring assumptions', The Australian Educational Researcher, 155-177 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s13384-015-0172-5
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors James Albright, Maxwell Smith, Jenny Gore, Kathryn Holmes
2015 Haskins 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 (United Kingdom), 101 44-49 (2015)

Objective: To identify the types of clinical prediction rules (CPRs) for low back pain (LBP) that Australian physiotherapists wish to see developed and the characteristics of LBP ... [more]

Objective: To identify the types of clinical prediction rules (CPRs) for low back pain (LBP) that Australian physiotherapists wish to see developed and the characteristics of LBP CPRs that physiotherapists believe are important. Design: Qualitative study using semi-structured focus groups. Setting: Metropolitan and regional areas of New South Wales, Australia. Participants: Twenty-six physiotherapists who manage patients with LBP (77% male, 81% private practice). Results: Participants welcomed the development of prognostic forms of LBP CPRs. Tools that assist in identifying serious spinal pathology, likely responders to interventions, patients who are likely to experience an adverse outcome, and patients not requiring physiotherapy management were also considered useful. Participants thought that LBP CPRs should be uncomplicated, easy to remember, easy to apply, accurate and precise, and well-supported by research evidence. They should not contain an excessive number of variables, use complicated statistics, or contain variables that have no clear logical relationship to the dependent outcome. It was considered by participants that LBP CPRs need to be compatible with traditional clinical reasoning and decision-making processes, and sufficiently inclusive of a broad range of management approaches and common clinical assessment techniques. Conclusion: There were several identified areas of perceived need for LBP CPR development and a range of characteristics such tools need to encompass to be considered clinically meaningful and useful by physiotherapists in this study. Targeting and incorporating the needs and preferences of physiotherapists is likely to result in the development of tools for LBP with the greatest potential to positively impact clinical practice.

DOI 10.1016/j.physio.2014.04.005
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Darren Rivett
2015 Southgate E, Kelly BJ, Symonds IM, 'Disadvantage and the 'capacity to aspire' to medical school.', Med Educ, 49 73-83 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/medu.12540
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Ian Symonds, Brian Kelly
2014 Southgate E, Shying K, 'Researchers as dirty workers: Cautionary tales on insider-outsider dynamics.', Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 9 233-240 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/QROM-01-2013-1129
2014 James 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) [C1]

BACKGROUND: There is little health specific literature on returning nurses with injuries to work despite the high incidence of injuries and the workforce shortages of these profes... [more]

BACKGROUND: There is little health specific literature on returning nurses with injuries to work despite the high incidence of injuries and the workforce shortages of these professionals. OBJECTIVE: To identify enabling factors and barriers to return-to-work for nurses with injuries from the perspective of return-to-work coordinators. PARTICIPANTS: Workplace return-to-workcoordinators employed in a health or disability facility who had worked on a rehabilitation case with a nurse with injuries in the past 12 months in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. METHOD: Five focus groups were conducted with 25 return-to-work coordinators from 14 different organisations, representing different health sectors (aged, disability, public and private hospital and community health) in metropolitan and rural areas of NSW, Australia. RESULTS: This study reports findings specifically relating to the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries. Four key themes were identified: suitable duties; supernumerary positions; nurse specialisation and tailoring of return-to-work plans. CONCLUSIONS: This study identified that return-to-work coordinators were resourceful and innovative in their approach to the provision of suitable duties for nurses with injuries and highlighted the importance of including clinical duties in any return-to-work program and of tailoring the return-to-work to the nurses' work and personal circumstances.

DOI 10.3233/WOR-141915
Co-authors Carole James, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
2014 James 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)
DOI 10.3233/WOR-141915
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable, Carole James
2014 Haskins 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) [C1]

Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) have been developed to assist in the physiotherapy management of low back pain (LBP) although little is known about the factors that may influence... [more]

Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) have been developed to assist in the physiotherapy management of low back pain (LBP) although little is known about the factors that may influence their implementation in clinical practice. This study used qualitative research methodology to explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices/behaviours of physiotherapists in relation to these tools. Four semi-structured focus groups involving 26 musculoskeletal physiotherapists were conducted across three Australian geographic regions. A fictitious LBP case scenario was developed and used to facilitate group discussion. Participant knowledge of CPRs was found to be mixed, with some clinicians never having previously encountered the term or concept. LBP CPRs were often conceptualised as a formalisation of pattern recognition. Attitudes towards CPRs expressed by study participants were wide-ranging with several facilitating and inhibiting views identified. It was felt that more experienced clinicians had limited need of such tools. Only a small number of participants expressed that they had ever used LBP CPRs in clinical practice. To optimise the successful adoption of an LBP CPR, researchers should consider avoiding the use of the term 'rule' and ensure that the tool and its interface are uncomplicated and easy to use. Understanding potential barriers, the needs of clinicians and the context in which CPRs will be implemented will help facilitate the development of tools with the highest potential to positively influence physiotherapy practice. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.math.2013.09.005
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Peter Osmotherly
2014 Southgate 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) [C6]
Co-authors Rachel Buchanan
2014 Southgate E, Bennett A, 'Excavating widening participation policy in Australian higher education: subject positions, representational effects, emotion', Creative Approaches to Research, 7 21-45 (2014) [C1]
2014 Southgate E, Douglas H, Scevak J, MacQueen S, Rubin JM, Lindell C, 'The academic outcomes of first-in-family in an Australian university: An exploratory study.', International Studies in Widening Participation, 1 31-45 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Mark Rubin, Suzanne Macqueen, Jill Scevak
2013 Southgate EL, Reynolds RM, Howley PP, 'Professional experience as a wicked problem in initial teacher education', Teaching and Teacher Education, 31 13-22 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Peter Howley, Ruth Reynolds
2011 Southgate EL, 'Decidedly visceral moments: Emotion, embodiment and the social bond in ethnographic fieldwork', International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 4 236-250 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 James CL, Southgate EL, 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]
DOI 10.1007/s10926-010-9270-4
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Carole James
2011 Southgate EL, 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00597.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Carole James, Darren Rivett
2010 Kable 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]
Co-authors Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett, Carole James
2005 Southgate EL, 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]
DOI 10.1186/1475-9276-4-5
Citations Scopus - 10
2003 Hopwood M, Southgate EL, 'Living with hepatitis C: a sociological review', Critical Public Health, 13 251-263 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09581590302764
Citations Scopus - 18
2003 Hopwood 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]
2001 Southgate 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]

Controlled illicit drug use has received relatively scant scholarly attention. This article seeks to examine the phenomenon of controlled drug use among inner Sydney gay men by ac... [more]

Controlled illicit drug use has received relatively scant scholarly attention. This article seeks to examine the phenomenon of controlled drug use among inner Sydney gay men by accounting for the range of social regulatory mechanisms that contribute to managed use. The article explores the socio-historical contexts in which such use is embedded and investigates the social norms of control that have developed. We argue that the folk pharmacology of Sydney gay men consists of a range of folk harm reduction strategies usually delivered by lay experts or 'network nannies'. These nannies serve several functions including teaching initiates about the practices of controlled use. The concluding discussion considers potential problems regarding the role of nannies and implications for peer education. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/S0955-3959(01)00096-2
Citations Scopus - 36
1999 Southgate E, Hopwood M, 'Mardi Gras says 'be drug free': Accounting for resistance, pleasure and the demand for illicit drugs', Health, 3 303-316 (1999) [C1]

Focusing on the outcry which followed the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board's anti-drug statement of late 1992, this article explores the overwhelmingly negative reaction ag... [more]

Focusing on the outcry which followed the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board's anti-drug statement of late 1992, this article explores the overwhelmingly negative reaction against Mardi Gras' position from both health agencies and members of the gay and lesbian community. Based on an analysis of 'Letters to the editor' in the Sydney gay press, counter discourses and subjugated knowledges used to contest Mardi Gras' position are identified. The significance of these counter discourses in relation to major discourses evident within drug theorizing and research is examined. This article argues that cultural and subcultural constructions of pleasure, lifestyle and health need to be considered if the demand for illicit substances is to be adequately accounted for.

Citations Scopus - 16
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Conference (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Harmon JR, Maslin-Prothero S, Southgate E, Higgins I, 'The challenges of using ethnographic methods in acute care settings', 14th Qualitative Methods Conference 2015. Oral abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2015)
Co-authors Isabel Higgins
2014 Buchanan RA, Southgate, 'What lurks beneath?: An exploration of the Neoliberal University and the Ethics of Engagement.', PESA Conference 2014 Programmes and Abstracts, Hamilton, New Zealand (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Rachel Buchanan
2014 Gore J, Southgate E, Holmes K, Smith M, Albright J, Ellis H, 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) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Kathryn Holmes, James Albright, Maxwell Smith, Nathan Berger
2014 Buchanan RA, Southgate EL, 'It's more than computer hubs: Equity, learning, and digital technologies in Higher Education', European Access Network, Edinburgh (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Rachel Buchanan
2013 Gore 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Kathryn Holmes, Nathan Berger, Maxwell Smith, James Albright
2013 Haskins R, Osmotherly PG, Southgate E, Rivett DA, 'Physiotherapists' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding clinical prediction rules for low back pain', Proceedings of the Australian Physiotherapy Association 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Darren Rivett
2012 James CL, Southgate EL, 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]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Carole James, Ashley Kable
2012 Bunn RJ, Bennett AK, Southgate EL, 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]
Co-authors Rosalie Bunn
2012 James 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) [E3]
Co-authors Carole James, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
2012 Southgate EL, '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]
2012 Albright JJ, Gore JM, Smith MW, Southgate EL, Holmes KA, Ellis H, 'Operationalising educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Kathryn Holmes, Maxwell Smith, James Albright, Jenny Gore
2012 Albright JJ, Gore JM, Smith MW, Southgate EL, Holmes KA, Ellis H, 'Conceptualising educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Maxwell Smith, Jenny Gore, Kathryn Holmes, James Albright
2012 Smith MW, Gore JM, Albright JJ, Southgate EL, 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]
Co-authors James Albright, Maxwell Smith, Jenny Gore, Kathryn Holmes
2012 MacQueen SE, Southgate EL, 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]
Co-authors Suzanne Macqueen, Jill Scevak
2011 Southgate EL, '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]
2009 Bohatko-Naismith J, Rivett DA, Guest M, James CL, Kable AK, Southgate EL, 'The occupational rehabilitiation of NSW nurses', 2nd Passionate about Practice Conference 2009, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Carole James, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
2009 James CL, Southgate EL, 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]
Co-authors Carole James, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
2009 Bohatko-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) [E3]
Co-authors Carole James, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
2008 Harris 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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Software (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Smith S, Southgate E, 'Uni Tune In App (iOS)', 1.0, Apple, Apple App Store (2015)
Co-authors Shamus Smith
2015 smith S, southgate E, 'Uni Tune In App (Android)', 1.2, Google, Google Play Store (2015)
Co-authors Shamus Smith

Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Southgate 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 grants 27
Total funding $2,467,935

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20152 grants / $54,690

Capability, Belonging and Equity in Higher Education: Developing Inclusive Approaches$29,690

Funding body: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

Funding body National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project Team Professor Penny Jane Burke, Doctor Anna Bennett, Associate Professor Seamus Fagan, Mrs Cathy Burgess, Associate Professor Jane Maguire, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Shamus Smith
Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500360
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Best Footprint Forward$25,000

Funding body: auDA Foundation

Funding body auDA Foundation
Project Team Doctor Rachel Buchanan, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Shamus Smith
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401151
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20146 grants / $211,461

Equity groups and predictors of academic success in higher education.$54,700

Funding body: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

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
Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400235
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

A project investigating limiting notions of academic capability: strategies to improve the participation and completion rates of students from non-traditional and low socio-economic backgrounds

Funding body: Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

Funding body Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team
Scheme Seed Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

A qualitative study of equity and elite degrees$42,475

Funding body: Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

Funding body Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team
Scheme Seed Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The M-learning literacy app$36,950

A mobile learning software application to develop literacy for undergraduate students

Funding body: Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

Funding body Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team
Scheme Seed Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Equity in Elite Degrees: Social Difference, Insitutional Practices and Processes of Change$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Caragh Brosnan
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400960
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Equity in elite degrees: social difference, institutional practice and processes of change$15,000

A project exploring the experiences of non traditional university students

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
Scheme Faculty of Education and Arts Strategic Network and Pilot Projects Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20122 grants / $1,014,871

Targeting educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling: Understanding complexity for increased equity$634,880

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

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, Frank Potter
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100473
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

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
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100711
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20101 grants / $10,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Erica Southgate, Professor Jennifer Gore
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000898
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $15,000

Evaluation of the Lifeskills Consumer and Financial Literacy Program$15,000

Commissioned evaluation of the Lifeskills Consumer and Financial Literacy Program

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Communities

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Communities
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $63,563

Comparative analysis of two contrasting approaches to professional experience$56,063

Funding body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Funding body Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Project Team Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Associate Professor David Palmer, Doctor Erica Southgate
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189462
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Erica Southgate
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189015
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $145,863

An exploration of drug injector's understanding of hepatitis C infection and its implications for transmission.$79,973

An exploration of drug injector's understanding of hepatitis C infection and its implications for transmission with researchers from NDARC and NCHECR (UNSW) and NUAA.

Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding body NSW Department of Health
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Barriers and facilitators for HCV prevention among sex workers in the Hunter region.$65,890

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Doctor Erica Southgate, Professor Pamela Nilan, Professor Amanda Baker, Doctor Margaret Harris
Scheme Non Government Organisation Grant Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183141
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20022 grants / $293,487

Perfecting health care delivery.$193,487

Funding body: Hunter Area Health Service

Funding body Hunter Area Health Service
Project Team Conjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Dr Jonathan Adams, Doctor Erica Southgate, Ms Rhonda Walker
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182616
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Risks for Injecting$100,000

Commissioned research by Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) and Australian National Council on HIV, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (ANCHHARD)

Funding body: Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) and Australian National Council on HIV

Funding body Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) and Australian National Council on HIV
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20014 grants / $317,000

Barriers and incentives to treatment of substance misuse$259,000

Funding body: Illicit Drugs Strategy, Commonwealth Population Health Division

Funding body Illicit Drugs Strategy, Commonwealth Population Health Division
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Transition and initiation to injecting drug use$28,000

Transition and initiation to injecting drug use

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding body Department of Health
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

National social research need assessment of the Hepatitis C sector$20,000

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Referral pathways from needle and syringe programs$10,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding body NSW Department of Health
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20002 grants / $130,000

Methadone injectors in NSW$80,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding body NSW Department of Health
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Cocaine use and the queer party subculture in inner Sydney$50,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

19992 grants / $200,000

Transition and initiation to injecting drug use$165,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Social and health impact study- The closure of St Marys Needle and Syringe Program$35,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding body NSW Department of Health
Project Team
Scheme Commissioned Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

19981 grants / $12,000

Ethnography of gay men and drug use$12,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Equity, Opportunity and Experience: Negotiation of the Higher Education Learning Environment by Students with Learning Difficulties and Differences
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013 Sustainable Futures: Avenues to Global Citizenship
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013 Aspiration: Cultural Capacity or Cognitive Skill Set?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013 Voices of the National Aboriginal Education Committee - Embedding Community Values into Government Policy in Education
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012 A Genealogy of 'Teacher Quality' in Australian Education Policy during the Period 2000 to 2014
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 Lymphoedema and Physiotherapy: Lymphoedema Self-Management
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011 Acute 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
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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News

UON research to enhance the safe a effective use of the internet for future generations

Best footprint forward

January 22, 2015

University of Newcastle (UON) researcher awarded grant to enhance the safe and effective use of the internet for the next generation.

Research Grant Winners

Equity in higher education grant success

April 23, 2014

University of Newcastle researchers win grants to study student equity in Higher Education.

Dr Erica Southgate

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Education
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email erica.southgate@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6325
Fax (02) 4921 7887

Office

Room HC52
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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