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Biography

Leanne is a social worker with over twenty-five years of direct practice and ten years teaching experience. She is also mixed media artist interested in diverse art making practices and processes. She completed her PhD entitled Art, Social Work, and Social Change in 2012. Her thesis explored the intersection between art and social work within the community context. The findings of her study indicate art’s potential as a source of (or conduit for) unconscious (intuitive) knowledge within the practice of both disciplines. Leanne works in collaborative, inclusive, and transdisciplinary ways. She has long used art within her social work practice and research with individuals, groups and communities in parallel to her personal art making. 

Leanne currently works as a Research Assistant within the Social Work Research program where she continues to pursue her research interests in the relationship between art and social work in tandem with projects on knowledge production and utilisation in social work and the human services, and program evaluation within the non-government community services sector. Leanne is also a Senior Researcher with the Family Action where she engaged in undertaing a range of program based research. 

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 22/06/2012
  • Graduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage Studies, Charles Sturt University
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of New South Wales

Research

Research keywords

  • Art
  • Arts-based community development
  • Domestic Violence
  • Human Services
  • Knowledge Production
  • Neoliberalism
  • Program Evaluation
  • Social Change
  • Social Intervention Research
  • Social Work
  • Welfare Reform

Research expertise

Leanne's research interests centre on the relationship between art and social work and social change. She is interested in practice based research and research that contributes to practice. She has contributed to research projects in diverse fields including mapping the human services, knowledge production and use in social work, neoliberalism, heterosexuaities, domestic and family violence, parenting, program evaluation.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160799Social Work Not Elsewhere Classified60
160703Social Program Evaluation20
190599Visual Arts And Crafts Not Elsewhere Classified20

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Member - Australian Association of Social Workers

Awards

Other

2012Award for RHD Excellence
The University of Newcastle (Faculty of Education and Arts) (Australia)
Commendation.
2008Postgraduate Research Scholarship
The University of Newcastle (Faculty of Education and Arts) (Australia)
UNRS CENTRAL

Recognition.

2013Lower Hunter Sector Quality Award
Hunter New England Health Service (Australia)
For work completed with the Cessnock Suicide Prevention Team in 2001.
2002Leadership Award
Cessnock Kurri Kurri Health Service (Australia)
Excellence in organisational leadership from a non-leadership identified position

Research Award.

2011Faculty of Education and Arts Publication Prize
The University of Newcastle (Faculty of Education and Arts) (Australia)
Publication excellence (A* ranked journal)

Invitations

Guest Lectureship
The University of Bielefeld, Germany (Distinguished Visitor)
2012

Collaboration

Leanne is currently contributing to research projects with the Social Work Research Program and with the Family Action Centre. She has also collaborated with a wide range of practitioners within the wider community on a variety of practice based projects.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Social Work

Teaching expertise

Leanne has taught theory and practice all years of the social work undergraduate program. She specialises in the teaching of interpersonal skills development, counselling an therapeutic skills development and working with families.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Turning base metal into gold: Transmuting art, practice, research and experience into knowledge', British Journal of Social Work, 40 2308-2325 (2010) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Crofts P, Schubert L, Bird K, 'Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: Striving to Address Domestic and Family Violence in Australia', Family Violence from a Global Perspective: a Strengths Based Approach, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA 216-233 (2014) [B1]

Co-authors: Penny Crofts

Journal article (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Gray M, Schubert L, 'Knowing what we know about knowledge in social work: The search for a comprehensive model of knowledge production', International Journal of Social Welfare, 22 334-346 (2013) [C1]
2012Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Sustainable social work: Modelling knowledge production, transfer, and evidence-based practice', International Journal of Social Welfare, 21 203-214 (2012) [C1]
2010Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Turning base metal into gold: Transmuting art, practice, research and experience into knowledge', British Journal of Social Work, 40 2308-2325 (2010) [C1]
2010Schubert L, 'Community Development in Asia and the Pacific', ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK AND DEVELOPMENT, 20 93-94 (2010) [C3]
2007Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Space, Place and Spirit: Imagining the Everyday', International Journal of the Arts in Society, 1 157-168 (2007) [C1]

Co-authors: Mel Gray

2006Schubert L, 'Is Social Work Art, Or Is Art Social Work', The International Journal of the Humanities, 4 43-52 (2006) [C1]
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Conference (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Schubert L, Gray MM, 'What do our themes say about your themes? Reviewing professional concerns against a knowledge base', Abstract Book. 2nd Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Stockholm, Sweden (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Mel Gray

2009Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Knowledge, experience and art in an innovative community-based study', EKSIG 2009: Experiential Knowledge, Method & Methodology: International Conference 2009 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge: Conference Proceedings, London, UK (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: Mel Gray

2009Gray MM, Graham AM, Schubert L, 'Turning water into wine: Distilling art, practice and experience into knowledge', Arts 2009: International Conference on the Arts in Society: Sessions, Venice, Italy (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Mel Gray

2009Graham AM, Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Oh what a tangled web we weave: Art, community and collaboration in the public domain', Arts 2009: International Conference on the Arts in Society: Sessions, Venice, Italy (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Mel Gray

2009Schubert L, Gray MM, Graham AM, 'Safe at Home evaluation', The 2nd ArtsHealth Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Mel Gray

2009Schubert L, Gray MM, Graham AM, 'Safe at home and beyond: Arts-based community development enhancing awareness of domestic violence', Arts 2009: International Conference on the Arts in Society: Sessions, Venice, Italy (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Mel Gray

2006Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Space, Place and Spirit: Imagining the Everyday', International Journal of Arts in Society, Edinburgh, Scotland (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Mel Gray

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Creative Work (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Schubert L, Comfort Food, Beary Safe, Sounds of Bruised Flesh exhibited at 'A Fine Line', PODspace Gallery, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [J2]

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Schubert L, Gray M, Heinsch M, 'Changing Modes: A study of the knowledge economy of human service research in Australia.', Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing, 213 (2012)

Co-authors: Mel Gray

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Schubert L, Art, Social Work and Social Change, The University of Newcastle (2012)

Co-authors: Mel Gray

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$39,300

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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)

Our Backyard$9,300
Funding Body: Eastlakes Women's and Children's Refuge Inc

Project Team
Professor Mel Gray, Doctor Leanne Schubert
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,30020132013
GNo:G1301226
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Dr Leanne Schubert

Work Phone(02) 4921 5926 ; 4921 5503
Email
PositionsSenior Researcher
Family Action Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Research Assistant
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaSocial Work
Office
W225 Social Work Research/ AOB13,
Behavioural Sciences Building/ Academic Office Block ,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/leanne-schubert
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/leanne-schubert