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Biography

I moved to Newcastle in 1997 and worked as a social worker until joining the uni in 1999. I completed a masters in late 1999 and then have worked on papers and other things until 2004 when I enrolled in a masters by research with a view to upgrading in 2008. I worked part-time and then full-time in the enabling programs unit until the beginning of 2006 when my position moved to Wollotuka: School of Aboriginal Studies.

In 2012 I graduated from a Phd History with my topic being: Women and Constructing Re-membering: Identity Formation in the Stolen Generations.

I currently work as Associate Professor, Coordinator Teaching Quality and Development at The Wollotuka Institute.

I supervise two rhd students and one honours student at this point in time.

My major publications include: "Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work" by (Eds) B. Bennet, S. Green, S. Gilbert, D. Bessarab, 2013, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra, Australia and I have contributed to the development of social work's understandings of Aboriginal people and communities through chapters like my up coming chaper Self-reflective, non-racist social work practice in the neoliberal context of human services in "Doing Critical Social Work" Pease, B, Godingay, S, Hosken, N & Nipperess, S. about to be published by Allen and Unwin.

Qualifications

  • PhD (History), University of Newcastle, 14/01/2013
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Tertiary Teaching), James Cook University
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), James Cook University
  • Associate Diploma in Community Welfare, James Cook University
  • Master of Arts, Deakin University, 29/10/2002

Research

Research keywords

  • Pearl Gibbs
  • Social Work
  • Stolen generations

Research expertise

Most of my work has been centered around Aboriginal communities and education with a particular focus on the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. Indigenous social work practice and Aboriginal education have also featured highly in my research practice.

Languages

  • Aboriginal English, So Described
  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210300Historical Studies100

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Hunter Branch President - Australian Association of Social Workers

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Expert Reference Group for Coag Measures in Mental Health for Indigenous Communities, Commonwealth Office of Aboriginal Affairs
  • member - Research Advisory committee, ARC Research Project reviewing Indigenous Content in Social Work Degrees across Australia
  • member - Research Advisory committee, ARC Research Project reviewing Indigenous Content in Social Work Degrees across Australia

Awards

Research Award.

2013RHD Research Excellence Commendation
Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Award for Research Excellence for the Faculty of Education and Arts

Collaboration

My primary collaboration to this point has been the development of the Our Voices text which initially was lead by an author group of ten Indigeneous social workers who met across Australia to develop this work.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I currently administer all the courses I teach in and also the enabling program I coordinate. I work also for two Boards of studies and two curriculum teaching and learning committees.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Social Work
  • enabling teaching

Teaching expertise

I consider the bulk of my teaching expertise to be in enabling education. I currently coordinate the University's enabling program for Indigenous people and teach in areas of learning skills and professional skills in social welfare and health fields.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Gilbert SL, ''Never forgotten': Pearl Gibbs (Gambanyi)', Uncommon Ground - White Women in Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra 107-125 (2005) [B1]
2005Gilbert SL, 'Social Work with Indigenous Australians', Social Work - Fields of Practice, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 62-72 (2005) [B2]

Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Gilbert S, 'Another World, not a Brave New World: Is there a place for Aboriginal people in higher education?', , Acer Press, Victoria, (2007) [B2]
2005Gilbert SL, ''Never forgotten': Pearl Gibbs (Gambanyi)', Uncommon Ground - White Women in Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra 107-125 (2005) [B1]
2005Gilbert SL, 'Social Work with Indigenous Australians', Social Work - Fields of Practice, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 62-72 (2005) [B2]

Journal article (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Gilbert SL, 'Social work with indigenous communities', Australian Social Work, 61 436-439 (2008) [C3]
2002Gilbert SL, 'Book Review: Lesbians and Lesbian Families: Relections On Theory & Practice', Australian Social Work: The Journal of The Australian Association of Social Workers, 55, No.1, March 88-89 (2002) [C3]

Review (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Chrystall A, Johnson-Woods T, Laugesen A, Laugesen A, Franks R, Braae N, et al., 'BOOK REVIEWS', Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (2013)
2002Gilbert SL, 'Book Review', Australian Social Work: The Journal Of The Australian Association of Social Workers (2002) [D1]
1982Mautner T, Carlson GR, Vuckovic V, Heil J, Martin R, McGinn C, et al., 'Book reviews', Philosophia (1982)
1982Mautner T, Carlson GR, Vuckovic V, Heil J, Martin R, McGinn C, et al., 'Book reviews', Philosophia (1982)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$31,278

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2008 (2 grants)

2008 Equity Research Fellowship - Teaching Relief$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbert
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020082008
GNo:G0188327

2008 Equity Research Fellowship - Research Grant$6,278
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbert
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,27820082008
GNo:G0188217
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.1

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

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016M Philosophy (Abor Studies)Co-SupervisorCreating a Theoretical Framework for 21st Century Aboriginal Pedagogies
20132019PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorVoices of the National Aboriginal Education Committee - Embedding Community Values into Government Policy in Education

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2009M SocialSc (AboriginalStud)[R]Co-Supervisor"One Time Ago": An Urban Aboriginal Tribalography
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Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbert

Work Phone(02) 492 15356
Fax(02) 492 16901
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
Academic
The Wollotuka Institute
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaIndigenous Cultural Studies
Office
SAS1.04,
Birabahn,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/stephanie-gilbert