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Dr Erica Southgate

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160807Sociological Methodology and Research Methods30
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
6/12/2012 - 6/12/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
7/07/2008 - 31/12/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
20/05/2002 - 16/04/2004Post Doctoral FellowUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2003Southgate EL, Remembering School, 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 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-authorsAshley Kable, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James
2012Southgate 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]
2010Southgate 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]
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 (21 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Haskins 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]
DOI10.1016/j.physio.2014.04.005Author URL
Co-authorsPeter Osmotherly, Darren Rivett
2015Gore 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)
DOI10.1007/s13384-015-0172-5
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsJames Albright, Maxwell Smith, Jenny Gore, Kathryn Holmes
2015Haskins 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.physio.2014.04.005
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Peter Osmotherly
2015Southgate E, Kelly BJ, Symonds IM, 'Disadvantage and the 'capacity to aspire' to medical school.', Med Educ, 49 73-83 (2015)
DOI10.1111/medu.12540Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsIan Symonds, Brian Kelly
2014Southgate 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]
DOI10.1108/QROM-01-2013-1129
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) [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 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.

DOI10.3233/WOR-141915
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Ashley Kable, Carole James
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)
DOI10.3233/WOR-141915Author URL
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James, Ashley Kable
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) [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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.math.2013.09.005
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsPeter Osmotherly, Darren Rivett
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) [C6]
Co-authorsRachel Buchanan
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) [C1]
Co-authorsAnna Bennett
2014Southgate 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-authorsSuzanne Macqueen, Jill Scevak, Mark Rubin
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]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsRuth Reynolds, Peter Howley
2011Southgate 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]
CitationsScopus - 1
2011James 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]
DOI10.1007/s10926-010-9270-4
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James, Ashley Kable
2011Southgate 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00597.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James, Ashley Kable
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]
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Ashley Kable, Maya Guest, Carole James
2005Southgate 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]
DOI10.1186/1475-9276-4-5
CitationsScopus - 10
2003Hopwood M, Southgate EL, 'Living with hepatitis C: a sociological review', Critical Public Health, 13 251-263 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09581590302764
CitationsScopus - 18
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]
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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]

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.

DOI10.1016/S0955-3959(01)00096-2
CitationsScopus - 35
1999Southgate 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 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.

CitationsScopus - 16
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Conference (18 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Buchanan 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-authorsRachel Buchanan
2014Gore 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-authorsMaxwell Smith, James Albright, Nathan Berger, Jenny Gore, Kathryn Holmes
2014Buchanan RA, Southgate EL, 'It's more than computer hubs: Equity, learning, and digital technologies in Higher Education', European Access Network, Edinburgh (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsRachel 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]
Co-authorsJames Albright, Maxwell Smith, Nathan Berger, Kathryn Holmes, Jenny Gore
2013Haskins 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-authorsDarren Rivett, Peter Osmotherly
2012James 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-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James, Ashley Kable
2012Bunn 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-authorsAnna Bennett, Rosalie Bunn
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) [E3]
Co-authorsDarren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James, Ashley Kable
2012Southgate 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]
2012Albright 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-authorsKathryn Holmes, Jenny Gore, Maxwell Smith, James Albright
2012Albright 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-authorsJames Albright, Maxwell Smith, Jenny Gore, Kathryn Holmes
2012Smith 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-authorsKathryn Holmes, Jenny Gore, James Albright, Maxwell Smith
2012MacQueen 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-authorsSuzanne Macqueen, Jill Scevak
2011Southgate 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]
2009Bohatko-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-authorsCarole James, Maya Guest, Ashley Kable, Darren Rivett
2009James 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-authorsCarole James, Maya Guest, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
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) [E3]
Co-authorsAshley Kable, Darren Rivett, Maya Guest, Carole James
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-authorsPamela Nilan
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Software (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Smith S, Southgate E, 'Uni Tune In App (iOS)', 1.0, Apple, Apple App Store (2015)
Co-authorsShamus Smith
2015smith S, southgate E, 'Uni Tune In App (Android)', 1.2, Google, Google Play Store (2015)
Co-authorsShamus Smith

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-authorsRachel Buchanan
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants27
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 bodyNational Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project TeamProfessor Penny Jane Burke, Doctor Anna Bennett, Associate Professor Seamus Fagan, Mrs Cathy Burgess, Associate Professor Jane Maguire, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Shamus Smith
SchemeResearch Grants Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500360
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Best Footprint Forward$25,000

Funding body: auDA Foundation

Funding bodyauDA Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Rachel Buchanan, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Shamus Smith
SchemeResearch Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401151
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyNational Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project TeamDoctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Erica Southgate, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen, Doctor Mark Rubin, Dr Heather Douglas
SchemeResearch Grants Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400235
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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 bodyCentre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team
SchemeSeed Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

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

Funding body: Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

Funding bodyCentre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team
SchemeSeed Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

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 bodyCentre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team
SchemeSeed Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Caragh Brosnan
SchemeStrategic Networks Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400960
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
SchemeFaculty of Education and Arts Strategic Network and Pilot Projects Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Professor Jim Albright, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith, Mrs Michelle Heaney, Frank Potter
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100473
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyNSW Department of Education and Training
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Professor Jim Albright, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100711
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Erica Southgate, Professor Jennifer Gore
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000898
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyNSW Department of Education and Communities
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned research
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

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 bodyDepartment of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Associate Professor David Palmer, Doctor Erica Southgate
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189462
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Erica Southgate
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189015
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyNSW Department of Health
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

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

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamDoctor Erica Southgate, Professor Pamela Nilan, Professor Amanda Baker, Doctor Margaret Harris
SchemeNon Government Organisation Grant Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183141
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20022 grants / $293,487

Perfecting health care delivery.$193,487

Funding body: Hunter Area Health Service

Funding bodyHunter Area Health Service
Project TeamConjoint Professor David Sibbritt, Dr Jonathan Adams, Doctor Erica Southgate, Ms Rhonda Walker
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182616
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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 bodyAustralian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) and Australian National Council on HIV
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned Research
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

20014 grants / $317,000

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

Funding body: Illicit Drugs Strategy, Commonwealth Population Health Division

Funding bodyIllicit Drugs Strategy, Commonwealth Population Health Division
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned Research
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

Transition and initiation to injecting drug use$28,000

Transition and initiation to injecting drug use
Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned research
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

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

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

Referral pathways from needle and syringe programs$10,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding bodyNSW Department of Health
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

20002 grants / $130,000

Methadone injectors in NSW$80,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding bodyNSW Department of Health
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned Research
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

19992 grants / $200,000

Transition and initiation to injecting drug use$165,000

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned Research
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

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

Funding body: NSW Department of Health

Funding bodyNSW Department of Health
Project Team
SchemeCommissioned Research
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

19981 grants / $12,000

Ethnography of gay men and drug use$12,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Equity, 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
2013Sustainable Futures: Avenues to Global Citizenship
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013Aspiration: Cultural Capacity or Cognitive Skill Set?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013Voices of the National Aboriginal Education Committee - Embedding Community Values into Government Policy in Education
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012A Genealogy of 'Teacher Quality' in Australian Education Policy during the Period 2000 to 2014
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012Lymphoedema and Physiotherapy: Lymphoedema Self-Management
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011Acute 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

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

Office

RoomHC52
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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