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Professor Mel Gray

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School of Humanities and Social Science (Social Work)

The Power of Knowledge

Professor Mel Gray is a powerful advocate for social work that is both theoretically informed and evidence based.

Mel Gray Mel Gray came to academia having already spent 15 years practising social work in the complex, morally challenging and politically charged society of South Africa. The profound questions this experience raised led to her PhD, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, on the relationship between social work, ethics and politics and have informed her research ever since, giving her a reputation internationally for interrogating basic assumptions and stimulating vigorous debate.

'My research in South Africa was largely around how the new social development policy in the changeover to a democracy was going to roll out and the contribution social work was going to make to it. But what we realised was that a lot of social work had been imported from the US and the UK and wasn't relevant – it wasn't delivering what was needed.'

This disjunction led Gray to question the prevailing universalist models of social work and to develop an 'indigenised' approach focusing on local conditions and values. She has since published widely not only on developmental social work in South Africa but on cross-cultural and comparative social work internationally. Upon moving to Australia in 1999 she extended her research to indigenous social work policy and practice in this country. Today she is acknowledged worldwide as a pioneer and champion of culturally-relevant social work education, research and practice.

In a discipline sometimes noted for its pragmatism, Gray has been a major force in introducing more theoretical, not to say theological, dimensions. Her writings abound in astute, lively interweavings of moral and political philosophy, feminism and environmentalism, postmodernism and post-colonialism, religion and spirituality. She has even published on what she perceives to be a latent creativity or artistry in the practice of social work. She ploughs an intellectually rich field.

But Gray has her pragmatic side too, evidenced by an extensive track record in empirical research involving the design, development and evaluation of intervention programs. This ranges from the first interdisciplinary research study on crime prevention in schools in South Africa, to a series of collaborative research projects with community service organisations and government departments in Australia – everything from developing a model for homeless outreach services in Newcastle and the Hunter Region to a national peer-support mental health intervention with Mission Australia.

Recently Gray has branched into a particularly complex area of study, examining the role that research itself plays in improving the delivery of human services. She is interested in both how and how effectively evidence-based knowledge is transferred from knowledge-producers (researchers) to knowledge-users (social workers and other human services practitioners) and implemented in practice. To this end, she and her team conducted an Australia-wide survey to establish the first reliable baseline information nationally on factors influencing human service professionals' use of research evidence.

'This is actually broader than social work and relates to the use of research across the human services sector. We're looking at industry partnerships around human services linkage projects and asking difficult questions like how the knowledge actually gets used and whether the collaboration is in fact contributing to organisational change and innovation and the delivery of better services.'

So significant is this problem and so innovative Gray's approach that in 2008 she won two out of the eight ARC Discovery grants awarded to social work projects since 2000.

Gray's interest in getting research into practice has led to several related projects on how better to engage practitioners in the knowledge production process, how to ensure the latest research is read and applied by practitioners, and how their ability to apply it is influenced by the culture of the organisation they work in. Her advocacy of evidence-based practice has also provoked controversy.

'Although evidence-based practice is ubiquitous in fields like medicine, in the social work profession you find considerable resistance to it. It can be seen as too scientific.'

Whether championing new practices or pioneering new ideas, Gray's unwavering ambition is to create lasting change that improves the lot of individuals and society.

'There are many ways research can have an impact in social work, from changing the attitudes and behaviours of practitioners, to improving practices within service organisations, to influencing government policy. My research endeavours to make a difference at all these levels.'

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Career Summary

Biography

My research and scholarship activity has focused on providing research evidence that is useful and relevant for social work theorists, researchers and practitioners. I have made contributions, both nationally and internationally, to key debates in social work on inter alia social work ethics, evidence based practice and international and Indigenous social work. I have contributed to the body of practice evidence used by social workers through: Publications in edited collections on social work theory, Indigenous social work and mindfulness. Publications in highly regarded international and national journals on the topics of ethics, evidence-based practice, spirituality, Indigenous social work, international social work, social policy, and social work education and practice. The majority of my publications are in international journals or publications that have an international audience of readers. Successful internal and external research grant applications including two ARC Discovery Projects awarded in 2009 entitled 'Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: Factors that Influence the Use of Research Evidence by Human Service Professionals' and 'Changing modes: A study of the knowledge economy of human service research in Australia'. Engagement with national community service organisations in collaborative research projects: The NSW Office of the Childrens Guardian (OCG), the Department of Community Services (DoCS) and the NSW Departments of Education and Housing. Membership of the Board of the International Association of Schools of Social Work as well as the boards of several key social work journals: Sage Journal of Social Work (UK), the International Journal of Social Welfare (USA/Sweden), Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services (USA), Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies (USA), Social Development Issues (USA), and Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk (South Africa). I am also Joint Editor of the journal of Australian Social Work. Establishing international academic links with colleagues in Canada, the USA, the UK, Europe and the Nordic countries, and South Africa. Most recently I have worked closely with colleagues in New Brunswick, Canada, Sussex in the UK and Wisconsin in the USA. Supervision of one Masters and eight PhD higher degree student to completion and seven in progress (in the last five years). Dissemination of research findings to practitioners and fellow researchers through a range of professional forums, including 20 conference presentations in the last five years. As the second Professorial appointment in social work, I have provided academic leadership for social work colleagues and have been central to the publication of the unique pedagogy on which Newcastles Bachelor of Social Work program is based. Experience-based social work education has become a central focus for my research and scholarship since 1999 when I came to the University of Newcastle. I have continued my research interest in social work theory, ethics and values which was the subject of my PhD completed in 1993. I am currently working on several books as follows: Gray, M., Coates, J. & Yellow Bird, M. (Eds). Indigenous Social Work around the world: Towards culturally relevant theory and practice. Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate. Gray, M. & Powell, W. The art of engagement: Rediscovering meaning in professional Life. Chicago, Il: Lyceum. Gray, M. & Powell, W. Social Work Ethics. (contract in negotiation with Ashgate). Gray, M. & Webb, S.A. (Eds).Thinking about Social Work: Theories and Methods for Practice.

Research Expertise
I have conducted research broadly in the area of 'social intervention' which involves the design, development and evaluation of intervention programs. While still in South Africa I was instrumental in putting together a multidisciplinary group of researchers and in gaining funding of R3.4m for the Crime Reduction in Schools Project (CRISP) which involved developing and evaluating a range of interventions implemented in six disadvantaged schools between 1999-2001. CRISP was so successful that it became a private company after the government funding period ended and still continues today. Since being in Australia I have continued to conduct research on and write about social policy in South Africa, specifically the progress of social development in South Africa and am currently editing a special issue of the International Journal of Social Welfare on this topic. I have conducted research to develop standards of out of home care for Indigenous child care agencies for the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian and have published in two international journals on this research. I also conducted research in partnership with the Family Action Centre (FAC) at Newcastle University for the Department of Children's Services (DoCS) on the development of an integrated service centre (ISC) in the Hunter and this research contributed directly to the FAC getting funding from the Communities for Children program in Raymond Terrace (the site we identified for the ISC). I have conducted research into culturally relevant social work education and practice which led to an international writers workshop and an edited book on 'Indigenous Social Work around the World: Towards the development of culturally relevant education and practice' to be published by Ashgate. My research in this area has contributed significantly to debates about local, culturally relevant versus international (universal) models of social work education and practice. I continue my research on social work values and ethics and most recently have collaborated with a colleague in education to explore Habermas's contribution to social work ethics. Together with several other colleagues working in this area, we are developing a new approach to social work ethics. I am also researching Francisco Varela's ethical know how and the relevance of a phenomenological perspective to social work ethics and to social work theory and practice generally. This relates too to my work on 'social work as art'. I recently completed two ARC Discovery Projects, which commenced in 2009. The first focused on 'Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: Factors that Influence the Use of Research Evidence by Human Service Professionals'. The second entitled 'Changing modes: A study of the knowledge economy of human service research in Australia', investigated how current systems of knowledge production contribute to the creation of relevant and effective human services.

Teaching Expertise
I have taught most areas of social work practice though more recently have focused on experience-based learning as the medium for teaching social work theory, values and ethics to final year social work students

Administrative Expertise
I have twelve years experience as a head of social work (1994-1999; 2000-2001) and head of the school of social sciences (2002-2005). I have served on numerous university committees and academic boards and have experience in administration in most areas relating to social work teaching and research.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Natal
  • Master of Social Science, University of Natal
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), University of Natal
  • Bachelor of Social Science, University of Natal

Keywords

  • Australian human services
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Indigenous social work
  • Knowledge production
  • Knowledge translation
  • Morals, values and ethics
  • Neoliberalism
  • Social Development
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Social Work ethics
  • Social work and art
  • Social work theory & philosophy
  • Theory and philosophy of social work
  • Welfare reform

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2008 - 1/12/2009 Research Professor University of Newcastle
Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing
Australia
1/01/2005 - 31/12/2008 Editor - Australian Social Work Australian Social Work
Australia
1/01/2004 -  Editor - International Journal of Social Welfare International Journal of Social Welfare
Australia
1/01/2002 -  Consultant to CRISP University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Crime Reduction in Schools Project (CRISP)
South Africa
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2005 Head University of Newcastle
School of Social Sciences
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/12/2001 Head: Department of Social Work University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2000 - 31/12/2010 Editorial Board - Families in Society: The Journal of the Contemporary Human Services Families in Society: The Journal of the Contemporary Human Services
Australia
1/01/2000 -  Editorial Board - Sage Journal of Social Work Sage Journal of Social Work
Australia
1/09/1999 - 1/09/2004 Honorary Research Professorship University of Kwazulu-Natal
South Africa
1/01/1999 -  Project Leader University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Crime Reduction in Schools Project (CRISP)
South Africa
1/01/1999 -  Professor (Chair) of Social Work University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/07/1998 - 1/07/2000 Chair of the Nominations Committee International Association of Schools of Social Work
United Kingdom
1/01/1994 -  Chair and Head University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Department of Social Work
South Africa
1/01/1994 - 1/08/1999 Professor of Department of Social Work University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Faculty of Social Science
South Africa
1/01/1994 - 1/08/1999 Head of Department of Social Work University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Faculty of Social Science
South Africa
1/01/1985 -  Editorial Board - Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk (South Africa) Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk (South Africa)
South Africa

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Australian Association of Social Workers Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Australia
1/01/1999 -  Membership - Australian Association of Social Workers Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Australia
1/01/1996 - 1/01/2000 Member for South Africa International Association of Schools of Social Work
South Africa
1/01/1996 - 31/12/2000 Membership - Board of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) Board of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Australia
1/01/1994 - 31/12/1999 Membership - Joint Universities Committee on Social Work Education (JUC) Joint Universities Committee on Social Work Education (JUC)
Australia
1/01/1994 - 31/12/1999 Past Member of Joint Universities Committee on Social Work Education (JUC) Joint Universities Committee on Social Work Education (JUC)
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2009 Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Supervision Award
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Building castles in the air: The influence of the knowledge production context on practice evaluation in Australia
Organisation: Inter-Centre Network for the Evaluation of Social Work Practice, Description: Olten, Switzerland, September 24-25, 2011.
2011 ‘Social Work and Social Policy in Australia’, Conference of the the European Research Institute for Social Work (ERIS), Transnational Convergence, Diffusion and Transfer in Social Policy and Social Wo
Organisation: European Research Institute for Social Work (ERIS) Description: Presentation at the conference entitled Transnational Convergence, Diffusion and Transfer in Social Policy and Social Work, University of Eichstaett, Germany, October 12-14, 2011.
2010 ‘Mapping the Human Services in Australia’,
Organisation: Australian Council of Heads of Schools of Social Work, Launceston, Tasmania, February 2, 2010. Description: Presentation of recent research to the national Heads of Schools of social work.
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Publications

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


Book (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Gray M, Coates J, Bird MY, Hetherington T, Decolonizing Social Work, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey, 354 (2013) [A3]
2013 Gray M, Webb S, Social Work Theories and Methods, SAGE, London, 320 (2013) [A4]
2013 Gray MMA, Webb S, The New Politics of Social Work., Palgrave Macmillan, London, 248 (2013) [A3]
2013 Gray MMA, Environmental Social Work, Routledge, London, 340 (2013) [A3]
2012 Gray MM, Midgley J, Webb SA, The Sage Handbook of Social Work, Sage, Los Angeles, 783 (2012) [A3]
2010 Gray MM, Webb SA, Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 266 (2010) [A3]
2010 Gray M, Coates J, Yellow Bird M, Indigenous Social Work around the World: Towards culturally relevant education and practice, Ashgate Publishing, London, England, 368 (2010) [A4]
2010 Gray MM, Webb SA, International Social Work, Sage, Los Angeles, 1680 (2010) [A3]
2010 Gray M, Coates J, Yellow Bird M, Indigenous Social Work around the World: Towards culturally relevant education and practice, Ashgate Publishing, London, England, 368 (2010) [A4]
2009 Gray MM, Plath DA, Webb SA, Evidence-Based Social Work: A Critical Stance, Routledge, London, 216 (2009) [A1]
Citations Scopus - 51
2009 Gray MM, Webb SA, Social Work: Theories and Methods, Sage Publications, London, 231 (2009) [A3]
2008 Gray MM, Coates J, Yellow Bird M, Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, Ashgate, Hampshire, UK, 339 (2008) [A3]
1998 Gray MMA, Development Social Work:Theory and Practice, Cape Town, South Africa, 0 (1998) [A1]
1996 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, Social Work: A Beginner's Text, Juta & Co. Ltd, Pretoria, South Africa, 138 (1996) [A1]
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Chapter (42 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 Kylie Agllias
2014 Gray MMA, 'Indigenous social work', Weltatlas Soziale Arbeit (World-Atlas of Social Work), Beltz Juventa Verlag, Weinheim 253-260 (2014) [D2]
2014 Gray MMA, Webb SA, 'No issue, no politics: towards a New Left in social work education', Global social work: Crossing borders, blurring boundaries, Sydney University Press, Sydney, NSW 327-338 (2014) [B1]
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 Kylie Agllias
2013 Gray MMA, Coates J, Yellow Bird M, Hetherington T, 'Introduction: Scoping the terrain of decolonization', Decolonizing Social Work, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, Hampshire, England 1-24 (2013) [B1]
2013 Gray MMA, Coates J, Yellow Bird M, Hetherington T, 'Conclusion: Continuing the decolonization agenda', Decolonizing Social Work, Ashgate Publishers, Aldershot, Hampshire 323-332 (2013) [B1]
2013 Gray MMA, Hetherington T, 'Indigenization, Indigenous social work and decolonization: Mapping the theoretical terrain', Decolonizing Social Work, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, Hampshire, England 25-41 (2013) [B1]
2013 Gray MMA, Webb SA, 'Critical social work', Social work theories and methods (2nd edition), Sage Publications, London 99-109 (2013) [B2]
2013 Gray MMA, 'Vad är "internationellt" i internationellt socialt arbete? [What is 'international' in international social work?]', Internationellt socialt arbete - i teori och praktik [International social work - in theory and practice], Studentlitteratur, Lund, Sweden 73-102 (2013) [B1]
2013 Gray MMA, Webb SA, 'The speculative left and new politics of social work', The New Politics of Social Work, Palgrave, Basingstoke 209-221 (2013) [B1]
2013 Gray MMA, Webb SA, 'Towards a 'new politics' of social work', The New Politics of Social Work, Palgrave, Basingstoke 3-20 (2013) [B1]
2013 Gray MMA, 'Values and spirituality in social work', The Routledge International Handbook of Education, Religion and Values, Routledge, Abingdon 210-223 (2013) [B1]
2013 Gray MMA, Coates J, Hetherington T, 'Introduction: Overview of the last ten years and typology of ESW', Environmental Social Work, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon 1-18 (2013) [B1]
2013 Gray MMA, Coates J, Hetherington T, 'Conclusion', Environmental Social Work, Routledge, Abingdon 298-318 (2013) [B1]
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 Kylie Agllias
2012 Gray MM, Midgeley J, Webb SA, 'Introduction', The Sage Handbook of Social Work, Sage, Los Angeles 1-14 (2012) [B2]
2012 Gray MM, Stepney P, Webb SA, 'Critical social work', Social Work Models, Methods and Theories: A Framework for Practice, Russell House Publishing, Lyme Regis 255-271 (2012) [B1]
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 Kylie Agllias
2010 Gray MM, 'Postmodern ethics', Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 120-131 (2010) [B1]
2010 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'Introduction: Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work', Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 1-16 (2010) [B1]
2010 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'Conclusion: Practising values in social work', Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 219-223 (2010) [B1]
2010 Gray MM, 'Theories of social work practice', Introduction to Social Work, Juta Academic, South Africa 75-102 (2010) [B2]
2010 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'Introduction: Welfare theory and approaches', International Social Work, SAGE, Thousand Oaks xxxvii-lxi (2010) [B1]
2010 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'Introduction: Social work practice', International Social Work, SAGE, Thousand Oaks vii-xxxii (2010) [B1]
2010 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'Introduction: Social work research', International Social Work, Sage, Los Angeles vii-xviii (2010) [B1]
2010 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'Introduction: Future challenges', International Social Work, SAGE, Thousand Oaks vii-xxi (2010) [B1]
2010 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'Editors' Introduction: Situating Social Work - Introducing International Social Work', International Social Work, SAGE, Thousand Oaks xxi-xxxvi (2010) [B1]
2010 Gray MM, 'Teach our children well: A social work perspective on integrating values education in schools', International Research Handbook on Values Education and Student Wellbeing, Springer, Berlin 703-716 (2010) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-8675-4_40
2009 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'Critical social work', Social Work: Theories and Methods, SAGE, Thousand Oaks 76-85 (2009) [B1]
2009 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'Introduction: Ways of thinking about social work', Social Work: Theories and Methods, Sage Publications, London 1-10 (2009) [B2]
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 Kylie Agllias
2008 Gray MM, Coates J, 'From 'indigenization' to cultural relevance', Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey 13-29 (2008) [B1]
2008 Yellow Bird M, Gray MM, 'Indigenous people and the language of social work', Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey 59-69 (2008) [B1]
2008 Gray MM, Yellow Bird M, Coates J, 'Towards an understanding of indigenous social work', Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey 49-58 (2008) [B1]
2008 Gray MM, Coates J, Hetherington TJ, 'Hearing indigenous and local voices in mainstream social work', Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey 257-269 (2008) [B1]
2008 Gray MM, Coates J, Yellow Bird M, 'Introduction', Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey 1-10 (2008) [B1]
2008 Gray MM, Coates J, 'Conclusion', Indigenous Social Work Around the World: Towards Culturally Relevant Education and Practice, Ashgate, Hampshire, UK 271-274 (2008) [B2]
2007 Gray MM, Mitchell B, 'The road less travelled: Reconstruction, welfare and social development in South Africa', Revitalising Communities in a Globalising World, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey 79-94 (2007) [B1]
2007 Gray MM, Pozzuto R, 'A Dialogue: Can a conservative profession like social work have an emancipatory practice?', Social Work Dialogues: Transforming the Canon in Inquiry, Practice, and Education, Council on Social Work Education, Alexandria, Virginia 113-143 (2007) [B1]
1998 Gray MMA, Sathiparsad R, 'Violence against women in South Africa: An analysis of media coverage', , South Africa (1998) [B1]
1989 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Working together: An experiential programme dealing with cross-cultual awareness', , C. Criticos (ed), Durban, South Africa (1989) [B1]
1989 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Child abuse and family therapy in the South African context', , J.Mason & Rubinstein, J. (Eds)., Durban, South Africa (1989) [B1]
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Journal article (133 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Gray M, Joy E, Plath D, Webb SA, 'What supports and impedes evidence-based practice implementation? A survey of Australian social workers', British Journal of Social Work, 45 667-684 (2015)

This paper reports on findings from a national survey (n = 364) of social workers' views on what impedes and supports evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation. In contrast to ... [more]

This paper reports on findings from a national survey (n = 364) of social workers' views on what impedes and supports evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation. In contrast to some prior research, support for EBP was found to be strong among the social workers surveyed. Open-ended responses, however, reflected some reservations about the formalisation, relevance, usability and applicability of EBP in social work. A range of barriers to EBP implementation for social workers were identified at individual and organisational levels, which is largely supportive of findings from prior research. An interesting distinction was discerned between those respondents who preferred to engage in the whole EBP process themselves (locating, appraising and applying research) and those who preferred to adopt practice guidelines based on appraisal of research evidence by other experts. This finding has implications for the way organisations and the social work profession approach the implementation of EBP.

DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bct123
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, Kylie Agllias
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 Kylie Agllias, Leanne Schubert
2015 Schubert L, Gray M, 'The Death of Emancipatory Social Work as Art and Birth of Socially Engaged Art Practice', British Journal of Social Work, 45 1349-1356 (2015)

The growth of socially engaged art practice over the last decade is considered in light of the relationship between social work, art and social change. The question posed is 'has ... [more]

The growth of socially engaged art practice over the last decade is considered in light of the relationship between social work, art and social change. The question posed is 'has social work - caught in neo-liberal paternalism - given way to socially engaged art as a medium of social change?' The paper argues that, as social workers have vacated public spaces of activism and change, so artists have moved in to fill the void and suggests there has never been a better time to reinvigorate critical social work and its emancipatory potential.

DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcv020
Co-authors Leanne Schubert
2015 Schubert L, Gray M, 'The Death of Emancipatory Social Work as Art and Birth of Socially Engaged Art Practice', British Journal of Social Work, 45 1349-1356 (2015)
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcv020
Co-authors Leanne Schubert
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 Kylie Agllias, Amanda Howard, Leanne Schubert
2015 Ashby S, Gray M, Ryan S, James C, 'Maintaining occupation-based practice in Australian mental health practice: A critical stance', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78 431-439 (2015)
DOI 10.1177/0308022614564168
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Carole James
2014 Gray M, Webb SA, 'The making of a civil society politics in social work: Myth and misrepresentation with the Global Agenda', INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, 57 346-359 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0020872814524965
2014 Gray M, 'The Swing to Early Intervention and Prevention and Its Implications for Social Work', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, 44 1750-1769 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bct037
2014 Davies K, Gray M, Butcher L, 'Lean on me: the potential for peer support in a non-government Australian mental health service', Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 24 109-121 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02185385.2014.885213
2014 Gray M, Joy E, Plath D, Webb SA, 'Opinions about evidence: A study of social workers' attitudes towards evidence-based practice', Journal of Social Work, 14 23-40 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1468017313475555
2014 Davies K, Gray M, Webb SA, 'Putting the parity into service-user participation: An integrated model of social justice', International Journal of Social Welfare, 23 119-127 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ijsw.12049
Citations Web of Science - 1
2014 Gray M, Kreitzer L, Mupedziswa R, 'The Enduring Relevance of Indigenisation in African Social Work: A Critical Reflection on ASWEA's Legacy', Ethics and Social Welfare, 8 101-116 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17496535.2014.895397
2013 Gray M, Coates J, 'Changing values and valuing change: Toward an ecospiritual perspective in social work', INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, 56 356-368 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0020872812474009
2013 Ashby SE, Ryan S, Gray M, James C, 'Factors that influence the professional resilience of occupational therapists in mental health practice', AUSTRALIAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY JOURNAL, 60 110-119 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12012
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Susan Ryan, Samantha Ashby, Carole James
2013 Gray M, Joy E, Plath D, Webb SA, 'Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: A Review of the Empirical Research Literature', RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, 23 157-166 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1049731512467072
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 9
2013 Gray 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]
DOI 10.1111/ijsw.12013
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Leanne Schubert
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 Kylie Agllias
2012 Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Sustainable social work: Modelling knowledge production, transfer, and evidence-based practice', International Journal of Social Welfare, 21 203-214 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00802.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Leanne Schubert
2012 Coates J, Gray MM, 'The environment and social work: An overview and introduction', International Journal of Social Welfare, 21 230-238 (2012) [C3]
Citations Web of Science - 3
2012 Gray MM, Coates J, 'Environmental ethics for social work: Social work's responsibility to the non-human world', International Journal of Social Welfare, 21 239-247 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
2011 Gray MM, 'Back to basics: A critique of the strengths perspective in social work', Families in Society, 92 5-11 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
2011 Mubangizi BC, Gray MM, 'Putting the 'public' into public service delivery for social welfare in South Africa', International Journal of Social Welfare, 20 212-219 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2010.00760.x
Citations Web of Science - 2
2010 Gray MM, Mubangizi B, 'Caught in the vortex: Can local government community development workers succeed in South Africa?', Community Development Journal, 45 186-197 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/cdj/bsp007
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
2010 Gray MM, 'Indigenization in a globalizing world: A response to Yunong and Xiong (2008)', International Social Work, 53 115-127 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0020872809348962
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 2
2010 Gray MM, Coates J, ''Indigenization' and knowledge development: Extending the debate', International Social Work, 53 613-627 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0020872810372160
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 8
2010 Gray MM, 'Moral sources and emergent ethical theories in social work', British Journal of Social Work, 40 1794-1811 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcp104
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 8
2010 Gray 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]
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcq047
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Leanne Schubert
2010 Gray MM, Boddy J, 'Making sense of the waves: Wipeout or still riding high?', Affilia - Journal of Women and Social Work, 25 368-389 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0886109910384069
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2010 Gray MM, 'Social development and the status quo: Professionalisation and Third Way co-optation', International Journal of Social Welfare, 19 463-470 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2009.00714.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2009 Gray MM, Heinsch LM, 'Ageing in Australia and the increased need for care', Ageing International, 34 102-118 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12126-009-9046-3
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Milena Heinsch
2009 Gray MM, Webb SA, 'The return of the political in social work', International Journal of Social Welfare, 18 111-115 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2008.00626.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
2008 Gray MM, Lombard A, 'The post-1994 transformation of social work in South Africa', International Journal of Social Welfare, 17 132-145 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2007.00545.x
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
2008 Gray MM, 'Guest Editorial', International Journal of Social Welfare, 17 110-113 (2008) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2007.00560.x
2008 Gray MM, 'Some considerations on the debate on social work in China: Who speaks for whom?', International Journal of Social Welfare, 17 400-406 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2008.00603.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
2008 Gray MM, Lovat TJ, 'Practical mysticism, habermas, and social work praxis', Journal of Social Work, 8 149-162 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1468017307088496
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Terry Lovat
2008 Lovat TJ, Gray MM, 'Towards a Proportionist Social Work Ethics: A Habermasian Perspective', British Journal of Social Work, 38 1100-1114 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcl396
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Terry Lovat
2008 Lovat TJ, Gray MM, 'Towards a Proportionist Social Work Ethics: A Habermasian Perspective', British Journal of Social Work, 38 1100-1114 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcl396
Co-authors Terry Lovat
2008 Gray MM, 'Viewing spirituality in social work through the lens of contemporary social theory', British Journal of Social Work, 38 175-196 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcl078
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 17
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 Jill Gibbons, Kylie Agllias
2008 Gray MM, Crofts PJ, 'Social development and its relevance to Australian social work', Australian Social Work, 61 88-103 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03124070701818757
Citations Scopus - 2
2007 Gray MM, Gibbons JL, 'There are no answers, only choices: Teaching ethical decision making in social work', Australian Social Work, 60 222-238 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03124070701323840
Co-authors Jill Gibbons
2007 Gray MM, 'The not so critical 'critical reflection'', Australian Social Work, 60 131-135 (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/03124070701335133
2007 Gray MM, 'Postcards from the West: Mapping the vicissitudes of western social work', Australian Social Work, 61 1-6 (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/03124070701827204
2007 Gray MM, Lovat TJ, 'Horse and Carriage: Why Habermas's Discourse Ethics Gives Virtue a Praxis in Social Work', Ethics and Social Welfare, 1 310-328 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17496530701602865
Co-authors Terry Lovat
2007 Gray MM, Coates J, Hetherington TJ, 'Hearing indigenous voices in mainstream social work', Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 88 55-66 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1606/1044-3894.3592
Citations Web of Science - 7
2007 Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Space, Place and Spirit: Imagining the Everyday', International Journal of the Arts in Society, 1 157-168 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Leanne Schubert
2007 Makofane MDM, Gray MM, 'Factors hindering the successful outcome of rural community projects', Social Work, 43 201-208 (2007) [C1]
2007 Gray MM, Rennie G, 'International social work: Bodies with organs', Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 19 42-58 (2007) [C2]
2007 Gray M, Rennie G, 'International social work: Bodies without organs.', Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review, 19 42-58 (2007) [C1]
2006 Gray MM, Lovat TJ, 'The Shaky High Moral Ground of Postmodernist 'Ethics'', Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 42 201-212 (2006) [C1]
Co-authors Terry Lovat
2006 Coates J, Gray MM, Hetherington TJ, 'An 'ecospiritual' perspective: Finally, a place for indigenous approaches', British Journal of Social Work, 36 381-399 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcl005
Citations Web of Science - 36
2006 Gray MM, 'Editorial: The Diversity of 'Backyard Social Work' and Lessons From Afar', Australian Social Work, 59 361-364 (2006) [C2]
2006 Gray MM, 'The progress of social development in South Africa', International Journal of Social Welfare, 15 S53-S64 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2006.00445.x
Citations Web of Science - 17
2006 Gray MM, McDonald C, 'Pursuing good practice? The limits of evidence-based practice', Journal of Social Work, 6 7-20 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1468017306062209
2006 Valentine B, Gray MM, 'Keeping them home: Aboriginal out-of-home care in Australia', Families in Society - The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 87 537-545 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1606/1044-3894.3569
Citations Web of Science - 4
2005 Gray MM, 'Lena Dominelli, Social Work: Theory and Practice for a Changing Profession', Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 32 187-189 (2005) [C3]
2005 Gibbons JL, Gray MM, 'Teaching social work students about social policy', Australian Social Work, 58 58-75 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.0312-407X.2005.00184.x
Co-authors Jill Gibbons
2005 Gray MM, Valentine B, 'Devising Practice Standards for Aboriginal Out-of-home Care', Illinois Child Welfare, 2 1-8 (2005) [C2]
2005 Allegritti I, Gray MM, 'Mamphele Ramphele and Xhosa culture: Some insights on culture, self-determination and human rights for South African social work', Social Work: A Professional Journal for the Social Worker, 41 131-142 (2005) [C1]
2004 Gray MM, Mazibuko F, 'Social work professional associations in South Africa', International Social Work, 47 129-142 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0020872804039391
Citations Web of Science - 8
2004 Gray MM, Crofts PJ, 'Partnerships: Marrying the strengths and resources of diverse interest groups', Social Work: a professional journal for the social worker, 40 246-259 (2004) [C1]
2004 Gray MM, 'Elisabeth Reichert, Social work and human rights: A foundation for policy and practice Book Review', Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 31 179-181 (2004) [C3]
2004 Gray MM, Fook J, 'The quest for a universal social work: Some issues and implications', Social Work Education, 23 625-643 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0261547042000252334
2004 Gibbons JL, Gray MM, 'Critical Thinking as Integral to Social Work Practice', Journal of Teaching in Social Work: innovations in instruction, training and educational practice, 24 19-38 (2004) [C1]
Co-authors Jill Gibbons
2004 Gray M, 'Innovation and change in the human services', FAMILIES IN SOCIETY-THE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY HUMAN SERVICES, 85 595-596 (2004)
2004 Gray MM, 'Book Review: Innovation and change in the human services', Families in Society: The journal of contemporary social services, 85 595-596 (2004) [C3]
2004 Chui E, Gray MM, 'The political activities of social workers in the context of changing roles and political transition in Hong Kong', International Journal of Social Welfare, 13 170-180 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1369-6866.2004.00310.x
Citations Web of Science - 4
2003 Gray MM, Allegritti I, 'Towards Culturally Sensitive Social Work Practice: Re-examining Cross-Cultural Social Work', Social Work, 39 312-325 (2003) [C1]
2003 Gray MM, 'Culturally Sensitive Social Work or Plain 'Good Social Work': are they one and the same?', Social Work Journal (Maatskaplike Werk), 39 xix-xxii (2003) [C3]
2003 Gray MM, Healy K, Crofts PJ, 'Social enterprise: is it the business of social work?', Australian Social Work, 56 141-154 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1046/j.0312-407X.2003.00060.x
2002 Gray MM, Collett Van Rooyen A, 'The strengths perspective in social work: Lessons from practice', Social Work, 38(3) 193-197 (2002) [C1]
2002 Gray MM, 'Editorial - Dancing to the beat of our own drum', Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk, 38 (4) xx-xxii (2002) [C2]
2002 Gray MM, Allegritti I, 'Cross-cultural Practice and the indigenisation of African social work', Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk, 38 (4) 324-336 (2002) [C1]
2002 Gray MM, Fook J, 'Issues in defining 'social work': Comparing social work in South Africa and Australia', Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk, 38 (4) 363-376 (2002) [C1]
2002 Gray M, 'Developmental social work: A strengths praxis for social development', Social Development Issues, 24 4-14 (2002) [C1]
2002 Gray MM, Crofts PJ, 'Social entrepreneurship and its implications for social work: Preliminary findings of research into business in Newcastle and the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia', Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 12(2) 95-122 (2002) [C1]
2002 Gibbons JL, Gray MM, 'An integrated and experience-based approach to social work education: the Newcastle model', Social Work Education, 21(5) 529-549 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Jill Gibbons
2002 Gray MM, Collett Van Rooyen C, Rennie G, Gaha JS, 'The political participation of social workers: a comparative study', International Journal of Social Welfare, 11(2) 99-110 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11
2002 Gray MM, Mazibuko F, 'Social work in South Africa at the dawn of the new millenium', International Journal of Social Welfare, 11(3) 191-200 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12
2002 Gray MM, Gibbons JL, 'Experience-based learning and its relevance to cocial work practice', The Journal of the Australian Association of Social Workers: Australian Social Work, 55(4) 279-291 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Jill Gibbons
2002 Gray MM, 'Art, irony & ambiguity: Howard Goldstein and his contribution to scoial work', Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 1(4) 413-433 (2002) [C3]
2001 Gray MM, 'Creative Teaching: A case study', Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 37(2) 206-209 (2001) [C1]
2001 Gray MM, 'Editorial - The Caravan Moves On', Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 37(1) 1-2 (2001) [C3]
2000 Gray MMA, Van Rooyen CAJC, 'Part one: Social work political participation: A South African study', Social Work, 36 180-191 (2000)
Citations Scopus - 6
2000 Gray MM, Van Rooyen C, 'Social Work Political Participation: A South Africa Study', Social Work, 36 180-191 (2000) [C1]
2000 Gray MM, 'Social Work and the New Social Service Professions in South Africa', Social Work, 36 99-109 (2000) [C1]
2000 Gray MM, Stofberg J, 'Respect for Persons', Australian Social Work, 53, No 3 55-61 (2000) [C1]
2000 Gray M, 'Social work at the millennium', FAMILIES IN SOCIETY-THE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY HUMAN SERVICES, 81 7-7 (2000)
1999 Gray MMA, 'Writing for a journal: Blood, sweat and tears', Social Work, 35 73-83 (1999) [C1]
1999 Gray MMA, 'Crime prevention in schools: A multi-disciplinary intervention research project (1999) [C1]
1999 Gray MMA, 'Writing for a journal: Blood, sweat and tears. Families in Society (1999) [C1]
1999 Travis R, McFarlin N, Vanrooyen CA, Gray MMA, 'Community development in South Africa: Its use as an intervention strategy (1999) [C1]
1998 Gray MMA, Sewpaul V, 'Critique fo the policy proposals of the inter-ministerial committee on young people at risk (1998) [C1]
1998 Gray MMA, Wint E, 'Social work and the emerging occupational group of community developers (1998) [C1]
1998 Gray MMA, Gannon B, 'The relationship between social work and child and youth care. (1998) [C1]
1998 Gray MMA, 'Welfare policy for reconstruction and development in South Africa (1998) [C1]
1998 Gray MMA, Simpson B, 'Developmental social work education: A South African example. (1998) [C1]
1997 Gray MMA, 'A pragmatic approach to social development: Part 2 (1997) [C1]
1997 Gray MMA, 'A pragmatic approach to social development: Part 1 (1997) [C1]
1997 Gray MMA, 'Editorial (1997) [C1]
1997 Gray MMA, 'The contribution of community social work to social development (1997) [C1]
1997 Neilson D, Gray MMA, 'Integrating social development into child welfare services (1997) [C1]
1996 Gray MMA, 'The role of social workers in developmental social welfare: Is there a place for them? (1996) [C1]
1996 Gray MMA, 'Moral theory for social work. (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
1996 Gray MMA, 'The importance of community development (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
1996 Gray MMA, Sathiparsad R, Sathiparsad R, 'Rands and sense: Some new concerns. (1996) [C1]
1996 Gray MMA, 'Social work and politics. (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8
1996 Gray MMA, 'Towards an understanding of developmental social work. (1996) [C1]
1996 Gray MMA, O'Brien F, Mazibuko F, 'Social work education for social development (1996) [C1]
1995 Gray MMA, Van Rooyen CAJ, 'Participatory research: Compatibility to social work (1995) [C1]
1995 Gray MMA, 'The ethical implications of current theoretical development in social work (1995) [C1]
1995 Gray MMA, 'Putting quality back into social work research (1995) [C1]
1995 Gray MMA, 'Social Work... Adapt or dye. (1995) [C1]
1994 Gray MMA, 'Community development and social work (1994) [C1]
1994 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Pavement people and informal communities: Lessons for social work. (1994) [C1]
1994 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Integrated practice: A misnomer in social work (1994) [C1]
1992 Gray MMA, 'The ethical implications of a primary model of care (1992) [C1]
1992 Gray MMA, 'A pragmatic approach to social work unity (1992) [C1]
1992 Gray MMA, 'Comments on the definition of primary social care (1992) [C1]
1991 Gray MMA, 'Problems in the development of a moral foundation for social work (1991) [C1]
1991 Gray MMA, 'South Africa social work enters its radical hour (1991) [C1]
1991 Gray MMA, 'Analysis of recent welfare policy intiatives in South Africa (1991) [C1]
1991 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Khayalethu: An abortive attempt at dealing with street children (1991) [C1]
1991 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Introducing the South African student to the social work profession (1991) [C1]
1990 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Report on the proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Schools of Social Work, Lima (1990) [C1]
1990 Gray MMA, 'Social Work at the crossroads (1990) [C1]
1989 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Racism: A challenge to South African universities (1989) [C1]
1989 Gray MMA, 'Community development: Has social work met the challenge? (1989) [C1]
1989 Gray MMA, Berstein A, 'An innovative approach to community development (1989) [C1]
1988 Gray MMA, Stofberg JA, 'Teaching values and ethics in social work (1988) [C1]
1980 Gray MMA, Ramasar P, Bernstein A, 'Report on the proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Schools of Social Work, Vienna. (1980) [C1]
1980 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Working together: An experiential programme dealing with cross-cultural awareness (1980) [C1]
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Review (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 Kylie Agllias
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 Kylie Agllias

Conference (43 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Ashby SE, James C, Gray M, 'Practice implications of using psychological frames of reference in mental health practice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Melbourne, Vic (2015)
Co-authors Carole James, Samantha Ashby
2015 Ashby SE, James C, Gray M, 'The challenge of maintaining occupation-based practice in Australian mental health practice: Resisting dominant discourses', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Melbourne, Vic (2015)
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Carole James
2012 Ashby SE, Gray MM, Ryan SE, 'Professional resilience for occupational therapists in psycho-social practice', Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy Conference, Quebec, Canada (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Samantha Ashby, Susan Ryan
2012 Schubert 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 Leanne Schubert
2009 Graham 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 Leanne Schubert
2009 Gray 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 Leanne Schubert
2009 Schubert 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 Leanne Schubert
2009 Gray MM, 'Working together: Preparing students for non-racist South Africa' (2009) [E2]
2009 Gray MMA, 'Social work education: What should unversities be teaching?' (2009) [E2]
2009 Gray 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 Leanne Schubert
2009 Schubert L, Gray MM, Graham AM, 'Safe at Home evaluation', The 2nd ArtsHealth Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Schubert
2009 Gray MM, 'Welfare and professional identity in Australian social work: Mapping the human services', TiSSA 2009: Abstracts, Vilnius, Lithuania (2009) [E3]
2008 Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Safe at home: Using art to build community awareness of domestic violence', 17th International Safe Communities Conference 08 Programme, Christchurch, NZ (2008) [E3]
2008 Gray MM, 'Knowledge production in social work: The 'gold standard' of mode 2?', 34th Biannual Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) Transcending Global-Local Divides. Abstracts, Durban, South Africa (2008) [E3]
2008 Gray MM, 'Indigenous peoples: Language, politics and social work', TiSSA 2008: Abstracts, Riga, Latvia (2008) [E3]
2006 Gray MM, Schubert L, 'Space, Place and Spirit: Imagining the Everyday', International Journal of Arts in Society, Edinburgh, Scotland (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Schubert
2004 Midgley J, Kaseke E, Mehta K, Gray MM, 'Dilemmas of International Social Work: The Indigenisation-Imperialism-Universalism Debate', Abstracts Global Social Work Congress 2004, Adelaide (2004) [E3]
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 Jill Gibbons, Graeme Stuart
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 Kylie Agllias, Jill Gibbons
2002 Gray MM, Fook J, 'Is There a Universal Social Work?', Does a Universal Model of Social Work Exist?, Monpellier, France (2002) [E3]
1999 Gray MMA, 'The marginalisation of social workers in South Africa' (1999) [E2]
1999 Gray MMA, 'Crime prevention in schools: A multi-disciplinary intervention reserach project' (1999) [E1]
1998 Gray MMA, 'The RDP, welfare and social development' (1998) [E2]
1997 Gray MMA, Sathiparsad R, 'Violence against women in South Africa: An analysis of media coverage' (1997) [E2]
1996 Gray MM, 'Welfare policy for reconstruction and development in South Africa' (1996) [E2]
1996 Gray MMA, Simpson B, 'Education for social development: A South African example' (1996) [E2]
1994 Gray MMA, 'Changing social work education for country in transition' (1994) [E2]
1994 Gray MMA, 'Putting quality back into social work research' (1994) [E2]
1994 Gray MMA, 'Changing social work education for a country in transition. Social Work Education: State of the Art' (1994) [E2]
1994 Gray MMA, 'Teaching social work students about the relationship between social work, ethics and politics' (1994) [E2]
1992 Bernstein A, Gray MMA, 'Pavement people and informal communities: Lessons for social work' (1992) [E2]
1992 Gray MMA, 'The ethical implications of a primary model of care' (1992) [E2]
1991 Gray MMA, 'Problems in the development of a moral foundation for social work' (1991) [E2]
1990 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Khayalethu: An abortive attempt at dealing with street children' (1990) [E1]
1990 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Introducing the South African student to the social work profession' (1990) [E2]
1989 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'An innovative approach to community development.' (1989) [E2]
1988 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Working together: Preparing students for non-racist South Africa' (1988) [E2]
1988 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Child abuse and family therapy in the South African context' (1988) [E2]
1988 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Working together: Preparing students for a non-racist South Africa' (1988) [E2]
1988 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, 'Working together: An experiential programme dealing with cross-cultural awareness' (1988) [E1]
1988 Gray MMA, Russell E, 'The contribution of social work to social development' (1988) [E2]
1987 Gray MMA, Welch GW, 'Family therapy as the treatment of choice for adolesent parasuicidies' (1987) [E2]
1986 Gray MMA, Bernstein A, Welch GA, 'Segregation and integration: Education for racially integrated problem-solving' (1986) [E1]
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Schubert 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 Leanne Schubert

Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Schubert L, Art, Social Work and Social Change, The University of Newcastle (2012)
Co-authors Leanne Schubert
2011 Agllias KB, Every family: intergenerational estrangement between older parents and their adult-children, University of Newcastle (2011) [T3]
Co-authors Kylie Agllias
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 33
Total funding $852,473

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


20153 grants / $47,459

Scoping novel rural mental health clinical placements for undergraduate nursing and social work students in northern NSW$25,065

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team Ms Fiona Little, Professor Tony O'Brien, Professor Mel Gray, Dr Rhonda Wilson, Mr Graeme Kershaw
Scheme Hunter and Coast ICTN Research and Quality Improvement Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500768
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Scoping novel rural mental health clinical placements for undergraduate nursing and social work students in northern NSW$20,394

Funding body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Funding body HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)
Project Team Ms Fiona Little, Professor Tony O'Brien, Professor Mel Gray, Dr Rhonda Wilson, Mr Graeme Kershaw
Scheme NSW ICTN Small Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500768
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Social Work in a Restructured Society 13th Annual TiSSA Plenum, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 20-27 August$2,000

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
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500874
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20143 grants / $107,000

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 Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400923
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Impact of Peer Support on the recovery of mental health service users pilot project$15,000

Funding body: Mission Australia

Funding body Mission Australia
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400649
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

TiSSA Transforming Societies: A challenge for social work in Europe, Sofia Bulgaria, 22-27 August 2014$2,000

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
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400669
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $19,300

Examining the effectiveness of peer support for users of mental health services$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301087
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Our Backyard$9,300

Funding body: Eastlakes Women's and Children's Refuge Inc

Funding body Eastlakes Women's and Children's Refuge Inc
Project Team Professor Mel Gray, Doctor Leanne Schubert
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301226
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20103 grants / $14,290

2009 FEA VC's Award for Supervision Excellence$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Award for Supervision Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000407
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2009 FEA VC's Award for Supervision Excellence$5,790

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Award for Supervision Excellence (Equipment)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000882
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

TISSA 2010 "Social Work in times of crisis, What can Social Work deliver - And who benefits?'$1,500

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
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000822
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $382,727

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: Factors that Influence the Use of Research Evidence by Human Service Professionals$240,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Stephen Webb, Professor Mel Gray, Associate Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188702
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Changing modes: A study of the knowledge economy of human service research in Australia$140,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mel Gray, Professor Stephen Webb
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188766
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Safe at Home$2,727

Funding body: NSW Department of Housing

Funding body NSW Department of Housing
Project Team Professor Mel Gray, Conjoint Professor Anne Graham
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189930
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20083 grants / $44,166

'Safe at Home': to created a range of artworks challenging attitudes towards domestic violence$35,000

Funding body: Australia Council for the Arts

Funding body Australia Council for the Arts
Project Team Conjoint Professor Anne Graham, Ms Leanne Schubert, Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Community Partnerships
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189266
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Mapping the Human Services Sector$6,666

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189082
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

International Association of schools of social work, 34th Global Social Work Congress (IASSW 2008 Congress), International Convention Centre (ICC), Durban, South Africa, 20/7/2008 - 24/7/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188931
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,640

15 Symposium of the International Consortium on Social Development, Hong Kong, 16/7/2007 - 20/7/2007$1,640

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187904
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $18,500

Map Your Future: An intervention research project aimed at assisting women to achieve their potential through mentoring relationships$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons, Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185731
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2005 RIBG allocation$8,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185824
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20044 grants / $32,600

Map your future$24,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Housing

Funding body NSW Department of Housing
Project Team Professor Mel Gray, Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0185765
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

A study of the difference between indigenous and Western models of social work in South Africa$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183550
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Transforming Social Work Practice, Education and Inquiry, 16-19 October 2004$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184788
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Visit of A/Prof John Coates 1/10/2004 to 31/11/2004$1,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184483
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20034 grants / $162,491

Preparing a range of policies and procedures to be used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies providing out-of-home care services in NSW$79,991

Funding body: NSW Office of the Children`s Guardian

Funding body NSW Office of the Children`s Guardian
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183326
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183066
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Visit of Prof Stanley L Witkin, from 1 July 2003 to 10 August 2003$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182652
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Transforming Social Work Practice, Education and Inquiry 16/10 to 19/10/03$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183359
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $12,500

Not-for-profits running for-profit enterprises: Case studies in social entrepreneurship$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181373
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work France, 15-18 July 2002$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181976
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $7,400

Towards a development model for business social investment in the Hunter Region.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180006
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Annual Program Meeting of the Council for Social Work Education, USA 8-11 March 2001$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180684
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $2,400

Joint (Biannual) Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers Canada 29 July - 2 August 2000.$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179847
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed17
Current13

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.25
PhD5.3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD A View of Home: Older People, Housing, and Social Policy in Australia
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Patient Empowerment in Adolescent Health: A Model for Adolescents with Chronic Illness
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters Male Counsellors in Sexual Assault Services - Is This the Future? An Exploration into the Views of Clients and Counsellors
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Critical Discourse Analysis of Child Protection Developments in Australia, New Zealand and England: Have Forty Years of Change Management in Child Protection Made a Difference to Children?
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Strengthening Individual and Collective Intercultural Capacity in Community Settings - A Community Based Participatory Action Research Project
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Service user and provider perspectives on services for the homeless in Jamaica: Implications for social work practice and policy development
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Creativity in Social Work Practice.
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Disability, Employment and Social Justice A Case Study of Facilitators and Barriers to Employment for People with Epilepsy in Harare, Zimbabwe
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Poverty Reduction in Uganda. The case of National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) Program
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Decolonizing Social Work in Nepal: From Existing Trends to Needs and Processes of Indigenous Social Work Practice
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Pedagogy within Christian Youth Groups
Education Not Elswr Classified, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Support for Children and Families Living with a Family Member with Mental Illness
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004 PhD Map Your Future - Helping Women Make Changes: An Innovative Mentoring Program for Women in Disadvantaged Communities
Social Work, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD The Philippine Social Economy: A Case Study
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2014 PhD Winning Friends and Influencing People: A Study of Political Influence in Australian Policy-Making
Political Science, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Making Social Work Research Count: Researchers' Perceptions of Using Research in Practice
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters The Homecoming Experiences of Female Saudi Arabian International Students
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Art, Social Work and Social Change
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Service-User Perspectives on Evidence: Shaping Participatory Mental Health and Homelessness Services
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Faith, Hope and Charity
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Every Family: Intergenerational Estrangement Between Older Parents and Their Adult-children
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Indigenous Social Work: A Comparative Study of New Brunswick (Canada) and Alice Springs (Australia)
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2008 PhD Map Your Future: A Study of a Mentoring Program for Women from Disadvantaged Communities
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 Masters A holistic approach to housing: A social work perspective
Social Work, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2007 Masters Consultation as a new method of social work.
Social Work, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2007 Masters Transracial adoption.
Social Work, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2007 Masters An exploration of South African adoption practice in respect of abandoned children.
Social Work, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2003 PhD Nonviolence and Youth Work Practice in Australia
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 Masters The Wellbeing of Older Men: An Exploratory Study
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
1998 Masters Fund dependent organisations: Participation in the NNSDP concerned welfare and non-governmental organisations and their experiences of being involved in the National Nutritional and Social Development Programme (NNSDP).
Social Work, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 51
South Africa 12
Canada 6
United Kingdom 4
United States 2
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News

Professor Mel Gray's Decolonizing Social Work selected by Choice Magazine

Choice Outstanding Academic Title awarded to UON Professor

January 6, 2015

Decolonizing Social Work (Ashgate, 2014), edited by the University of Newcastle's (UON) Professor Mel Gray, has been selected as a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine.

Preparing communities for natural disaster

Preparing communities for natural disasters

May 6, 2014

University of Newcastle research prepares 'at risk' communities for natural disasters

Professor Mel Gray

Position

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Social Work

Contact Details

Email mel.gray@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7322
Fax (02) 4921 7818

Office

Room W223
Building Behavioural Sciences Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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