Mrs Judi Geggie

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

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.

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.

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.

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. 


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • family strengths
  • strengths-based approaches to community development

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 50
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2002 - 1/06/2003 Consultant for FACS, 2002-2003 Department of Family and Community Services
1/01/2000 -  Director University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1997 -  Lecturer in Physical Education and Early Childhood Movement Hunter Institute of Higher Education
Australia
1/01/1991 - 1/12/2000 Assistant Director University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1990 - 1/12/2005 Invited Lecturer University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/1989 - 1/12/1999 Executive Project Officer, National Dissemination Program
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University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1986 - 1/12/1988 Field Director, Hunter Caravan Project Hunter Institute of Higher Education
Hunter Caravan Project
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research Ltd Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research Ltd
Australia
Member - Australian Institute of Family Studies Australian Institute of Family Studies

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Creative Environments that Support Children and Families
Organisation: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Description: Invited Keynote Speaker. Creating Environments that Support Children and Families Conference, Adelaide, March 2006. Paper delivered: Using Research to Assist in the Development of Effective Father Inclusive Practice
2005 Family Stress and Psychological Consulting
Organisation: 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 Description: Invited Keynote Speaker. "Family Stress and Psychological Consulting" held in Shanghai, China in July 2005. Paper delivered: Australian Practices in Family Education. This paper has been translated and published as a book chapter in China.
2005 The Mexican International Family Strengths Conference
Organisation: Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios en Antropologia Social (CIESAS), Cemanahuac Educativa Comunidad, the International Family Strengths Consortium and the University of Nebraska-Lincon, USA. Description: Invited Keynote Speaker. The Mexican International Family Strengths Conference, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2005. Paper delivered: Service Providers, Policy Makers and Researchers: Thinking and Acting Differently to Strengthen Families.
2004 Korean International Family Strengths Conference
Organisation: The Korean Family Studies Association, Korean Association of Family Relations, and Korean Family Counselling and Education Description: Invited Keynote Speaker at the Korean International Family Strengths Conference, Seoul, Korea, 2004. Paper entitled: Discovering the Strengths of Australian Families Making the Results into Effective Tools for Professionals and Families.
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Publications

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


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Defrain 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]
2009 Geggie 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]
2006 Geggie 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Geggie 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]
DOI 10.1300/J002v41n03_01
Citations Scopus - 2

Review (1 outputs)

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

Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Geggie 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]
2008 Geggie 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
2003 Gray 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]
Co-authors Penny Crofts, Graeme Stuart, Jill Gibbons, Mel Gray
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 22
Total funding $1,536,206

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20121 grants / $1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200419
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $1,500

Third International Congress of Family, Puebla, Mexico, 7 - 9 September 2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100810
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $1,500

Pan African Family International Conference, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 20 - 24 July 2010$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000628
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,700

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189225
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188381
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $43,840

Supporting caravan park residents - A national best practice forum$43,840

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team Doctor Graeme Stuart, Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme National Homelessness Strategy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186658
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20054 grants / $750,570

Raymond Terrace Communities for Children$665,000

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185639
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Cross Cultural Awareness and Communication - Promoting Acceptance of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities$50,000

Funding body: Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs

Funding body Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Living in Harmony Community Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186016
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Brothers Inside - Implementation Phase$27,000

Funding body: Perpetual Limited

Funding body Perpetual Limited
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Charitable Trusts and Foundations Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184106
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Brothers Inside - Implementation Phase$8,570

Funding body: Perpetual Limited

Funding body Perpetual Limited
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Charitable Trusts and Foundations Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184830
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20043 grants / $106,000

Building healthy caravan park communities$80,000

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Mr Paul Schott, Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme National Illicit Drug Strategy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183214
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Brothers Inside$15,000

Funding body: Mercy Foundation

Funding body Mercy Foundation
Project Team Ms Gus Eddy, Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Major Research Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184027
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Brothers Inside$11,000

Funding body: Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation

Funding body Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0186909
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20031 grants / $75,000

Integrated Service Centre$75,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Community Services

Funding body NSW Department of Community Services
Project Team Professor Mel Gray, Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Hunter Families First
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183066
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20022 grants / $159,551

Parents and Children's Support Service (PACSS).$99,551

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie, Mr Paul Schott
Scheme Stronger Families and Communities Strategy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182620
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

To develop literacy practices to involve fathers in the lives of their children.$60,000

Funding body: Ian Potter Foundation

Funding body Ian Potter Foundation
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181682
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

20002 grants / $94,800

Engaging Fathers Project.$84,800

Funding body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Funding body Bernard van Leer Foundation
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180180
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Trends analysis of statistical information of Home-Start for the period 1989-2000.$10,000

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Data Analysis Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179572
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

19991 grants / $108,818

Building Family Strengths - A Resource for the Community$108,818

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Health & Family Services-Health Services Outcomes Branch
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178304
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

19981 grants / $50,000

CARAVAN PARKS PROJECT$50,000

Funding body: Westmead Hospital

Funding body Westmead Hospital
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme NSW Cervical Screening Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178011
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

19971 grants / $113,000

Caravan Park Initiative - Development of National Training and Information Modules for SAAP Workers$113,000

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Community Organisations` Support Program (COSP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0177637
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

19961 grants / $27,427

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

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Mrs Judi Geggie
Scheme Rural Health Support Education & Training (RHSET)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0177653
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y
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Mrs Judi Geggie

Position

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email judi.geggie@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6859
Fax (02) 4921 8686

Office

Room ST3-1A
Building The Station
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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