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Biography

Kylie commenced employment at the University of Newcastle as a casual academic in 2004, and was permanently appointed in 2007. 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.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Social Work), University of Newcastle, 13/10/2011
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), University of Newcastle, 13/12/2002
  • Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 11/12/2009
  • Associate Diploma in Social Welfare, University of Newcastle, 10/05/1991

Research

Research keywords

  • Ageing
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Family Estrangement
  • Grief and loss
  • Social Work Education
  • Social work

Research expertise

Kylie is particularly interested in qualitative research with vulnerable populations, and has conducted research with Indigenous communities, women from disadvantaged backgrounds, residents in aged care facilities and older people estranged from their adult children. She has also researched the undergraduate social work experience including the new graduate experience, teaching social work students about violence and trauma, teaching social work students about GLBTI issues and work integrated learning.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160700Social Work100

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Australian Association Social Work

Appointments

Head of Discipline
Social Work (Australia)
01/10/2011 - 01/06/2013
Program Convernor
Social Work Program (Australia)
01/10/2011 - 01/06/2013
Manuscript reviewer
Australian Social Work, British Social Work, Advances in Social Work, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, International Journal of Social Welfare, Social Work Education (Australia)
01/01/2011 - 01/12/2014
Associate Book Review Editor
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Singapore)
01/08/2009 - 01/06/2014
Equity Research Fellowship
University of Newcastle (Australia)
01/07/2009 - 01/12/2009
UoN Representative
Combined Universities Field Education Group (Australia)
01/01/2008 - 01/12/2010

Awards

Research Award.

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

Teaching

Teaching keywords

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

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).

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Agllias K, 'Difference, Choice, and Punishment: Parental Beliefs and Understandings about Adult Child Estrangement', Australian Social Work, - --- (2014)
2013Agllias K, 'The Gendered Experience of Family Estrangement in Later Life', Affilia, 28 309-321 (2013) [C1]
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-authors: Mel Gray

2012Agllias KB, 'Keeping safe: Teaching undergraduate social work students about interpersonal violence', Journal of Social Work Practice, 26 259-274 (2012) [C1]
2011Agllias KB, 'Utilizing participants' strengths to reduce risk of harm in a study of family estrangement', Qualitative Health Research, 21 1136-1146 (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]
2010Agllias KB, 'Student to practitioner: A study of preparedness for social work practice', Australian Social Work, 63 345-360 (2010) [C1]
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]

Publications

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Chapter (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Gray M, Agllias Kylie, Davies Kate, 'Social justice feminism', The Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice, Routledge, New York 173-187 (2014)

Co-authors: Mel 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-authors: Mel 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-authors: Mel 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-authors: Mel 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]
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Journal article (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Agllias K, 'Difference, Choice, and Punishment: Parental Beliefs and Understandings about Adult Child Estrangement', Australian Social Work, - --- (2014)
2013Agllias K, 'The Gendered Experience of Family Estrangement in Later Life', Affilia, 28 309-321 (2013) [C1]
2012Agllias KB, 'Keeping safe: Teaching undergraduate social work students about interpersonal violence', Journal of Social Work Practice, 26 259-274 (2012) [C1]
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-authors: Mel Gray

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]
2011Agllias KB, 'Utilizing participants' strengths to reduce risk of harm in a study of family estrangement', Qualitative Health Research, 21 1136-1146 (2011) [C1]
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]
2010Agllias KB, 'Student to practitioner: A study of preparedness for social work practice', Australian Social Work, 63 345-360 (2010) [C1]
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]
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]
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Review (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Agllias KB, 'Family Estrangement (2013) [D1]
2013Gray M, Agllias K, 'International Social Work and Social Welfare: Australia and Pacific Islands (2013) [D2]
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-authors: Mel Gray

Conference (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]
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-authors: Amanda Howard

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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: Jill Gibbons, Mel Gray

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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

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

Co-authors: Mel Gray

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants9
Total funding$86,819

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2014 (1 grants)

Social Work$30,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Mel Gray, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Doctor Leanne Schubert, Miss Lilian Heinsch, Doctor Kate Davies, Ms Tiani Hetherington
SchemeRole
Research Programme 2014Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020142014
GNo:G1400923

2013 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75020132013
GNo:G1300382

2012 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75020122012
GNo:G1200649

2011 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,85420112011
GNo:G1101056

2010 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020102010
GNo:G1000142

2009 (2 grants)

ERF Teaching Relief - Agllias & Baynham$36,065
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor John Germov, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$36,06520092009
GNo:G0189832

Every family: The experience of family estrangement in later life$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020092009
GNo:G0189354

2008 (2 grants)

Family Estrangement$2,900
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,90020082008
GNo:G0188985

International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Melbourne, Australia, 15/7/2008 - 18/7/2008$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kylie Agllias
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020082008
GNo:G0189155
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.25

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122020PhD (Social Work)Principal SupervisorSupervising Supervisors: Developing Social Work Supervision Practice

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Occupational Therapy)Co-SupervisorAn Exploration of the Different Forms of Theoretical Knowledge Valued and Used by Occupational Therapists in Mental Health Practice
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Dr Kylie Agllias

Work Phone(02) 4921 7035
Email
PositionsConjoint Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Academic
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Senior Research Assistant
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaSocial Work
Office
W227,
Behavioural Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kylie-agllias