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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

Code Description Percentage
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/2011 - 1/06/2013 Program Convernor Social Work Program
Australia
1/10/2011 - 1/06/2013 Head of Discipline Australian Social Work
Australia
1/01/2011 - 1/12/2015 Manuscript Reviewer Australian Social Work
Australia
1/08/2009 - 1/06/2014 Associate Book Review Editor Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Singapore
1/01/2008 - 1/12/2010 UoN Representative Combined Universities Field Education Group
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2003 -  Membership - Australian Association Social Work Australian Association Social Work
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2010 Helen 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Gray M, Agllias Kylie, Davies Kate, 'Social justice feminism', The Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon 173-187 (2014) [B1]
Co-authors Mel Gray
2014 Agllias 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)
2013 Agllias 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
2012 Agllias 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
2010 Gray 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
2009 Gray 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]
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-0066-1
Co-authors Mel Gray
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Journal article (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Agllias K, Howard A, Schubert L, Gray M, 'Australian Workers' Narratives about Emergency Relief and Employment Service Clients: Complex Issues, Simple Solutions', Australian Social Work, - (2015)
DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2015.1049627
Co-authors Amanda Howard, Mel Gray
2015 Gray 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)
DOI 10.1177/1473325014565148
Co-authors Mel Gray, Leanne Schubert
2015 Howard 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)
DOI 10.1177/1473325015571193
Co-authors Amanda Howard
2015 Agllias K, 'Disconnection and Decision-Making: Adult Children Explain their Reasons for Estranging from Parents', Australian Social Work, - (2015)
DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2015.1004355
2015 Agllias K, 'Difference, Choice, and Punishment: Parental Beliefs and Understandings about Adult Child Estrangement', Australian Social Work, 68 115-129 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2014.927897
2015 Gray M, Dean M, Agllias K, Howard A, Schubert L, 'Perspectives on Neoliberalism for Human Service Professionals', Social Service Review, 2 368-392 (2015)
DOI 10.1086/681644
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Mel Gray, Leanne Schubert, Amanda Howard
2015 Agllias KB, Howard A, Cliff K, Dodds J, Field A, 'Coming, going, staying: Students' experiences of university and an Australian social work program', Australian Social Work, - (2015)
Co-authors Amanda Howard
2013 Agllias K, 'The Gendered Experience of Family Estrangement in Later Life', Affilia, 28 309-321 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0886109913495727
2012 Agllias KB, 'Keeping safe: Teaching undergraduate social work students about interpersonal violence', Journal of Social Work Practice, 26 259-274 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2012 Boddy 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
2011 Agllias 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]
2011 Agllias 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]
DOI 10.1606/1044-3894.4055
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2011 Agllias KB, 'Utilizing participants' strengths to reduce risk of harm in a study of family estrangement', Qualitative Health Research, 21 1136-1146 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1049732311405065
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2010 Agllias KB, 'Student to practitioner: A study of preparedness for social work practice', Australian Social Work, 63 345-360 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0312407x.2010.498522
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2010 Agllias KB, 'Helping couples get past the affair: A clinician's guide', Families in society, 91 1-2 (2010) [C3]
2008 Boddy 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]
DOI 10.1080/01609510801980666
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Mel Gray, Jill Gibbons
2006 Pollock S, Agllias KB, Stubley A, 'A gendered invitation?', Women Against Violence: An Australian Feminist Journal, 18 65-71 (2006) [C1]
2004 Agllias KB, 'Women in corrections: A call to social work', Australian Social Work, 57 331-342 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.0312-407X.2004.00163.x
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Review (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Agllias KB, 'Family Estrangement (2013) [D1]
DOI 10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.919
2013 Gray M, Agllias K, 'International Social Work and Social Welfare: Australia and Pacific Islands (2013) [D2]
DOI 10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.565
Co-authors Mel Gray
2008 Osei-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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Agllias 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]
2013 James 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]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12060
Co-authors Susan Ryan, Samantha Ashby, Carole James
2012 Agllias 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]
2012 Agllias 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]
2012 Howard 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
2011 Agllias 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]
2010 Agllias 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]
2010 Agllias 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]
2010 Agllias 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]
2008 Agllias 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]
2008 Bowles 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]
2003 Gray 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 Mel Gray, Jill Gibbons
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Other (3 outputs)

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

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Agllias 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 grants 9
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 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, Doctor Milena Heinsch, Doctor Kate Davies, Ms Tiani Hetherington
Scheme Research Programme 2014
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400923
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Kylie Agllias
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300382
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Kylie Agllias
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200649
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kylie Agllias
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101056
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Kylie Agllias
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000142
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20092 grants / $40,065

ERF Teaching Relief - Agllias & Baynham$36,065

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189832
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kylie Agllias
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189354
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $4,400

Family Estrangement$2,900

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kylie Agllias
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188985
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kylie Agllias
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189155
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.05

Current Supervision

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

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 An 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 Research Assistant
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Social Work

Contact Details

Email kylie.agllias@newcastle.edu.au

Office

Building Behavioural Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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