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Career Summary

Biography

As Director of the Family Action Centre Judi Geggie has advocated strongly for research to inform community development and family services policy and practice, with considerable success. Important research areas of the Family Action Centre include family strengths, community development with marginaised communities, men and boys, including fatherhood and organisational change with a forcus on strength-based practices. As an administrator of an organisation with 35 staff, Judi has concentrated on advocacy and development of research initiatives. Her efforts have brought in almost $5 million in research income to the Family Action Centre from 2001 to 2006.

While not having a specific research focus to her role as director, Judi has nonetheless published in the fields of intrest of the FAC; been an invited keynote at several international and national conferences and has negotiated and developed many research collaborations with international and national agencies and organisations that have lead to changes in government policy and in innovative models of practice being adopted in areas of family and community work.

The Google Scholar search engine was used to determine how many people have cited Judis work. A Google scholar search using the search terms Judi Geggie Australia found 3 publications, with 1 citation.

Another Google Scholar search using the search terms Judi Geggie Family Action Centre found a total of 6 publications, with a total of 2 citations.

An ordinary Google search under Judi Geggie Australia found 27 results. An ordinary Google search under Judi Geggie Family Action Centre found 19 results

Qualifications

  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Physical Education, Wollongong Teachers College

Research

Research keywords

  • family strengths
  • strengths-based approaches to community development

Research expertise

Ms Geggie is an intellectual leader in the field of family strengths practices and organisational change based on the strengths approach. She has particularly fostered the concept of the strengths approach in men and boys work and Indigenous community development. She has developed several important international, national and internal university collaborations with researchers, institutional partners and practitioners in this field and has contributed to the development of new models of practice being adopted across government and community services in several countries including Australia, China, Korea and Mexico. As director of the centre, Ms Geggie has initiated and provided intellectual leadership for over 20 new family and community research projects.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160500Policy And Administration50
111700Public Health And Health Services50

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research Ltd
  • Australian Institute of Family Studies

Appointments

Consultant for FACS, 2002-2003
Family and Community Services (Australia)
01/01/2002 - 01/06/2003

Invitations

Creative Environments that Support Children and Families
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Family Stress and Psychological Consulting
Institute of Sociology of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, the Shanghai Center of Psychological Consulting and Training, and the Shaghai Association of Marriage and Family Research, China (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2005
Korean International Family Strengths Conference
The Korean Family Studies Association, Korean Association of Family Relations, and Korean Family Counselling and Education, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2004
The Mexican International Family Strengths Conference
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios en Antropologia Social (CIESAS), Cemanahuac Educativa Comunidad, the International Family Strengths Consortium and the University of Nebraska-Lincon, USA., Mexico (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2005

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Ms Geggie has been director of the Family Action Centre since 2000 and the assistant director from 1991 to 2000. Under her leadership, the research functions of the Family Action Centre have grown to the extent that FAC has brought in almost $5 million in research funding in he period 2001 to 2006. Under Ms Geggie's leadership, the research and dissemination functions of the FAC are now in equal proportion in staffing and funding to the community programs functions of the FAC.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Ms Geggie has been an invited lectuerer to students in Social work, social welfare, education and allied health degrees at the University of Newcastle.

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Geggie JB, 'Australian Practices in Family Education', Urban Transition and Family Education, Shanghai Culture Publishing House, Shanghai, China 219-232 (2006) [B1]
2003Gray MM, Crofts PJ, Geggie JB, Gibbons JL, Stuart GR, 'Putting Families First - Towards the Development of a one stop model of service provision for families of young children', Family and Community Strengths Conference, Newcastle University (2003) [E3]

Publications

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

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Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Defrain J, Asay S, Geggie JB, 'Family strengths: An international perspective', Working with Vulnerable Families: A Partnership Approach, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 29-48 (2010) [B1]
2009Geggie JB, 'Una universidad australiana que trabaja de manera excepcional promoviendo cambios de politicas y practicas a fin de fortalecer a las familias y a las comunidades', Construyendo Relaciones y Fortalezas Familiares: Un Panorama Internacional, Miguel Angel Porrua, Alvaro Obregon, Mexico 233-278 (2009) [B1]
2006Geggie JB, 'Australian Practices in Family Education', Urban Transition and Family Education, Shanghai Culture Publishing House, Shanghai, China 219-232 (2006) [B1]

Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Geggie JB, Weston R, Hayes A, Silberberg S, 'The shaping of strengths and challenges of Australian families: Implications for policy and practice', Marriage and Family Review, 41 217-239 (2007) [C1]

Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Geggie JB, Defrain J, Defrain N, Blyton GM, Holt L, 'Australian Families, Cultures and Environments: An Annotated Bibliography', - (2009) [D2]

Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Geggie JB, 'Co-responsibility for family, community and institutions to enhance child development outcomes: A role for universities', Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Early Childhood Development and Education. Programme, Cape Town, South Africa (2012) [E3]
2008Geggie JB, Crofts PJ, 'Case study 3: No survey without service: A unique idea for a university', 5th Australian Family and Community Strengths Conference: Program & Abstract Book, Callaghan, NSW (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Penny Crofts

2003Gray MM, Crofts PJ, Geggie JB, Gibbons JL, Stuart GR, 'Putting Families First - Towards the Development of a one stop model of service provision for families of young children', Family and Community Strengths Conference, Newcastle University (2003) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants22
Total funding$1,536,206

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2012 (1 grants)

Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice: Where We've Been and Where We need to Go, Houston, Texas, USA, 18 - 21 April 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200419

2011 (1 grants)

Third International Congress of Family, Puebla, Mexico, 7 - 9 September 2011$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020112011
GNo:G1100810

2010 (1 grants)

Pan African Family International Conference, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 20 - 24 July 2010$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020102010
GNo:G1000628

2008 (1 grants)

AUCEA National COnference 2008, University of Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island, Queensland, 9/7/2008 - 11/7/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189225

2007 (1 grants)

The First Asian International Conference on Humanized Health Care (2007), Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 3/12/2007 - 5/12/2007$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020072007
GNo:G0188381

2006 (1 grants)

Supporting caravan park residents - A national best practice forum$43,840
Funding Body: Department of Family and Community Services

Project Team
Doctor Graeme Stuart, Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
National Homelessness StrategyInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$43,84020062007
GNo:G0186658

2005 (4 grants)

Raymond Terrace Communities for Children$665,000
Funding Body: Department of Family and Community Services

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$665,00020052009
GNo:G0185639

Cross Cultural Awareness and Communication - Promoting Acceptance of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities$50,000
Funding Body: Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Living in Harmony Community GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020052006
GNo:G0186016

Brothers Inside - Implementation Phase$27,000
Funding Body: Perpetual Limited

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Charitable Trusts and Foundations ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,00020052005
GNo:G0184106

Brothers Inside - Implementation Phase$8,570
Funding Body: Perpetual Limited

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Charitable Trusts and Foundations ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,57020052005
GNo:G0184830

2004 (3 grants)

Building healthy caravan park communities$80,000
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Project Team
Mr Paul Schott, Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
National Illicit Drug StrategyInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80,00020042006
GNo:G0183214

Brothers Inside$15,000
Funding Body: Mercy Foundation

Project Team
Ms Gus Eddy, Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Major Research GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020042004
GNo:G0184027

Brothers Inside$11,000
Funding Body: Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020042004
GNo:G0186909

2003 (1 grants)

Integrated Service Centre$75,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Community Services

Project Team
Professor Mel Gray, Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Hunter Families FirstInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020032003
GNo:G0183066

2002 (2 grants)

Parents and Children's Support Service (PACSS).$99,551
Funding Body: Department of Family and Community Services

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie, Mr Paul Schott
SchemeRole
Stronger Families and Communities StrategyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99,55120022004
GNo:G0182620

To develop literacy practices to involve fathers in the lives of their children.$60,000
Funding Body: Ian Potter Foundation

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020022003
GNo:G0181682

2000 (2 grants)

Engaging Fathers Project.$84,800
Funding Body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$84,80020002000
GNo:G0180180

Trends analysis of statistical information of Home-Start for the period 1989-2000.$10,000
Funding Body: Department of Family and Community Services

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Data Analysis GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020002000
GNo:G0179572

1999 (1 grants)

Building Family Strengths - A Resource for the Community$108,818
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Health & Family Services-Health Services Outcomes BranchChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$108,81819992000
GNo:G0178304

1998 (1 grants)

CARAVAN PARKS PROJECT$50,000
Funding Body: Westmead Hospital

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
NSW Cervical Screening ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00019981998
GNo:G0178011

1997 (1 grants)

Caravan Park Initiative - Development of National Training and Information Modules for SAAP Workers$113,000
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Community Organisations` Support Program (COSP)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$113,00019971998
GNo:G0177637

1996 (1 grants)

Health Workers' Think Tank on Strategies to Improve Access and Continuity for Transient Rural Groups$27,427
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Project Team
Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRole
Rural Health Support Education & Training (RHSET)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,42719961997
GNo:G0177653
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Mrs Judith (Judi) Geggie

Work Phone(02) 4921 6859
Fax(02) 4921 8686
Email
PositionConjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
ST3-1A,
The Station,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/judi-geggie