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Dr Kylie Agllias

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Social Work)

Career Summary

Biography

Kylie commenced employment at the University of Newcastle as a casual academic in 2004, and held a permanent appointment between 2007 and 2014. She left this position in 2014, but continues to be engaged at the University as a conjoint lecturer and in casual positions. Her practice experience includes work with homeless and vulnerable young people and women experiencing domestic violence, in contact with the criminal justice system and working towards employment. Kylie has developed, taught and evaluated a variety of theory, practice and research courses, also researching and publishing in the area of undergraduate social work experience.

Research Expertise
Kylie is particularly interested in qualitative research with vulnerable populations, and has conducted research with Indigenous communities, women from disadvantaged backgrounds and residents in aged care facilities. She is particularly interested in researching family estrangement with three studies completed; older people estranged from their adult children, adult children estranged from one or more parents, and Palliative Social Workers' experiences of working with estranged clients at the end of life. She has researched the experiences of frontline workers in unemployment and emergency relief services. She has also researched the undergraduate social work experience including; the new graduate experience, the first year experience, teaching social work students about violence and trauma, teaching social work students about GLBTI issues and work integrated learning.

Teaching Expertise
2011 - Team member: "Renewing social work curriculum about non-heterosexualities to support student experience and increase professional development", UoN Teaching and Learning Project Grant ($10,000).
2011 - Team member: "Indicators of work readiness in social work students", UoN External Relations Project Grant ($7,000).
2008- 2010 - Team member of joint university project: "On-line student supervision training – accessible and cooperative learning in social work", Australian Learning and Teaching Council Competitive Grant ($179,000). 

  


Qualifications

  • PhD (Social Work), University of Newcastle
  • Associate Diploma in Social Welfare, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Experience based learning
  • Family Estrangement
  • Grief and loss
  • Groupwork
  • Qualitative research
  • Self-care (stress, burnout and vicarious trauma)
  • Social Work Education
  • Social work

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160799Social Work not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
2/02/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/04/2014 - 31/07/2014Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/02/2014 - 1/04/2014LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/07/2004 - 31/12/2004LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/12/2011 - 1/06/2013Program ConvernorSocial Work Program
Australia
1/10/2011 - 1/06/2013Head of DisciplineAustralian Social Work
Australia
1/01/2011 - 1/12/2015Manuscript Reviewer Australian Social Work
Australia
1/08/2009 - 1/06/2014Associate Book Review Editor Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Singapore
1/01/2008 - 1/12/2010UoN RepresentativeCombined Universities Field Education Group
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2003 - Membership - Australian Association Social WorkAustralian Association Social Work
Australia

Awards

Research Award

YearAward
2010Helen Bartlett Prize for Innovation in Ageing Research
The Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Initiative
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Publications

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


Chapter (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Gray M, Agllias Kylie, Davies Kate, 'Social justice feminism', The Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon 173-187 (2014) [B1]
Co-authorsMel Gray
2014Agllias KB, 'Social work in the rural and remote regions of Oceania', Weltatlas Soziale Arbeit: Jenseits aller Vermessungen [Taschenbuch], Beltz Juventa Verlag., Weinheim 246-254 (2014)
2013Agllias KB, Gray MM, 'Secrets and lies: the ethical implications of family estrangement', Practical Social Work Ethics: Complex Dilemmas Within Applied Social Care, Ashgate, Surrey 43-61 (2013) [B1]
Co-authorsMel Gray
2012Agllias KB, Gray MM, 'Trauma and its impact on refugee families', Refugees Worldwide. Volume 3: Mental Health, Praeger, Santa Barbara, CA 49-79 (2012) [B1]
Co-authorsMel Gray
2010Gray MM, Agllias KB, 'Australia: The World in One Place', Immigration Worldwide: Policies, Practices and Trends, Oxford University Press, Oxford 153-170 (2010) [B1]
Co-authorsMel Gray
2009Gray MM, Agllias KB, 'Australia: Contemporary issues and debates on the social welfare system', The Welfare State in Post-Industrial Society: A Global Perspective, Springer, Berlin 271-291 (2009) [B1]
DOI10.1007/978-1-4419-0066-1
Co-authorsMel Gray
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Journal article (16 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Gray M, Agllias K, Boddy J, Schubert L, 'Doctoral research from a feminist perspective: Acknowledging, advancing and aligning women¿s experience', Qualitative Social Work: research and practice, (2015)
DOI10.1177/1473325014565148
Co-authorsMel Gray, Leanne Schubert
2015Howard AJ, Agllias KB, Cliff KJ, Dodds JH, Field AG, 'Observations from an Australian cooperative inquiry project aimed at improving undergraduate student experience', Qualitative Social Work: research and practice, - (2015)
Co-authorsAmanda Howard
2015Agllias K, 'Disconnection and Decision-Making: Adult Children Explain their Reasons for Estranging from Parents', Australian Social Work, - (2015)
DOI10.1080/0312407X.2015.1004355
2015Agllias K, 'Difference, Choice, and Punishment: Parental Beliefs and Understandings about Adult Child Estrangement', Australian Social Work, 68 115-129 (2015)
DOI10.1080/0312407X.2014.927897
2015Gray M, Dean M, Agllias K, Howard A, Schubert L, 'Perspectives on Neoliberalism for Human Service Professionals', Social Service Review, 2 368-392 (2015)
DOI10.1086/681644
Co-authorsMel Gray, Leanne Schubert, Amanda Howard
2013Agllias K, 'The Gendered Experience of Family Estrangement in Later Life', Affilia, 28 309-321 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0886109913495727Author URL
2012Agllias KB, 'Keeping safe: Teaching undergraduate social work students about interpersonal violence', Journal of Social Work Practice, 26 259-274 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2012Boddy J, Agllias KB, Gray MM, 'Mentoring in social work: Key findings from a women's community-based mentoring program', Journal of Social Work Practice, 26 385-405 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsMel Gray
2011Agllias KB, 'Older People, Ageing and Social Work: Knowledge for Practice (Book Review)', Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21 105-106 (2011) [C1]
2011Agllias KB, 'No longer on speaking terms: The losses associated with family estrangement at the end of life', Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 92 107-113 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1606/1044-3894.4055
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2011Agllias KB, 'Utilizing participants' strengths to reduce risk of harm in a study of family estrangement', Qualitative Health Research, 21 1136-1146 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1049732311405065
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2010Agllias KB, 'Student to practitioner: A study of preparedness for social work practice', Australian Social Work, 63 345-360 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/0312407x.2010.498522
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2010Agllias KB, 'Helping couples get past the affair: A clinician's guide', Families in society, 91 1-2 (2010) [C3]
2008Boddy JHM, Agllias KB, Gray MM, Gibbons JL, 'Athena's legacy: Preparing women for a mentoring program', Social Work with Groups, 31 203-222 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01609510801980666
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsMel Gray, Jill Gibbons
2006Pollock S, Agllias KB, Stubley A, 'A gendered invitation?', Women Against Violence: An Australian Feminist Journal, 18 65-71 (2006) [C1]
2004Agllias KB, 'Women in corrections: A call to social work', Australian Social Work, 57 331-342 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.0312-407X.2004.00163.x
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Review (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Agllias KB, 'Family Estrangement (2013) [D1]
DOI10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.919
2013Gray M, Agllias K, 'International Social Work and Social Welfare: Australia and Pacific Islands (2013) [D2]
DOI10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.565
Co-authorsMel Gray
2008Osei-Hwedie K, Tan NT, Gray MM, Agllias KB, Baker P-A, Julia M, et al., 'International social work and social welfare: Australia and Pacific Islands', The Encyclopedia of Social Work (2008) [D2]
Co-authorsMel Gray

Conference (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Agllias KB, 'The Reunification Expectations of Estranged Elders Towards the End of Life.', International Society of Advanced Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013James C, Ashby S, Ryan S, Agillias K, 'Developing and Maintaining the professional resilience of occupational therapists in mental health practice', Special Issue: Occupational Therapy Australia, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authorsSamantha Ashby, Susan Ryan, Carole James
2012Agllias KB, Ryan S, 'Keeping them safe: Researching vulnerable participants and sensitive issues', Association for Qualitative Research (AQR) & Discourse, Power, Resistance (DPR Down Under) Conference 2012, Darwin, NT (2012) [E3]
2012Agllias KB, 'The gendered impacts of family estrangement on active and dignified ageing', Abstract Book. 2nd Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Stockholm, Sweden (2012) [E3]
2012Howard AJ, Agllias KB, 'Citizens, consumers, recipients: Voices of frontline workers negotiating the neo-liberal welfare system in Australia', Abstract Book. 2nd Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Stockholm, Sweden (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsAmanda Howard
2011Agllias KB, 'Minimising harm when teaching about violence and trauma in the social work classroom setting', Footprints: Social Work and Welfare Education Making its Mark, Gold Coast, QLD (2011) [E3]
2010Agllias KB, 'Later-life family estrangement: Insights into living after an adult child ceases contact', 2010 National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing: "Getting the Right Skill Mix". Abstracts & Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Agllias KB, 'My child doesn't speak to me anymore: The implications of family estrangement for social inclusion and healthy ageing', International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
2010Agllias KB, 'I've stopped waiting: Moving forward after estrangement from an adult child', Coping Resilience & Hope Building Asia Pacific Regional Conference: Program and Abstracts, Brisbane (2010) [E3]
2008Agllias KB, 'No longer on speaking terms: Working with family estrangement at the end of life', 8th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Conference Handbook, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
2008Bowles W, Cassano B, Agllias KB, Noble C, Irwin J, Zubrzycki J, et al., 'On-line student supervision training in social work: A journey in cooperative partnerships', WACE Asia Pacific Conference: Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2003Gray MM, Gibbons JL, Lawrence W, Agllias KB, 'The Windale Wisdom Project: Researching Community Strengths', Family and Community Strengths Conference, Newcastle University (2003) [E3]
Co-authorsMel Gray, Jill Gibbons
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Other (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Agllias KB, 'What We Lose, and Gain, When a Family Separates', (2015)
2014Agllias KB, 'Family Estrangement: Aberration or Common Occurrence?', (2014)
2014Agllias KB, '¿You¿re Dead To Me,¿ Why Estrangement Hurts So Much', (2014)

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Agllias KB, Every family: intergenerational estrangement between older parents and their adult-children, University of Newcastle (2011) [T3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants9
Total funding$146,819

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


20141 grants / $90,000

Social Work$90,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Mel Gray, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Doctor Leanne Schubert, Doctor Milena Heinsch, Doctor Kate Davies, Ms Tiani Hetherington
SchemeResearch Programme 2014
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400923
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $750

4th International Society of Advanced Care Planning and End of Life Care Conference, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 7 - 9 May 2013$750

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300382
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $750

Australian Qualitative Research-Embodying Good Research - What counts and who decides, Charles Darwin University, 23 - 25 August 2012$750

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200649
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $9,854

Every family (Part 2): The adult experience of family estrangement from a parent$9,854

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1101056
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20101 grants / $1,000

International Federation on Aging, 10th Global Conference, Melbourne Convention Centre, 3 - 6th May 2010$1,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000142
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20092 grants / $40,065

ERF Teaching Relief - Agllias & Baynham$36,065

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189832
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Every family: The experience of family estrangement in later life$4,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189354
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20082 grants / $4,400

Family Estrangement$2,900

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188985
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Melbourne, Australia, 15/7/2008 - 18/7/2008$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189155
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012Supervising Supervisors: Developing Social Work Supervision Practice
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013An Exploration of the Different Forms of Theoretical Knowledge Valued and Used by Occupational Therapists in Mental Health Practice
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Kylie Agllias

Positions

Conjoint Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Casual Academic
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Casual Senior Research Assistant
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Casual Research Assistant
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Social Work

Contact Details

Emailkylie.agllias@newcastle.edu.au

Office

BuildingBehavioural Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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