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Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbert

Senior Lecturer

The Wollotuka Institute (Indigenous Cultural Studies)

Career Summary

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 chapter 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.

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.

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.

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.

Collaborations
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.


Qualifications

  • PhD (History), University of Newcastle
  • 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

Keywords

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Pearl Gibbs
  • Social Work
  • Stolen generations
  • enabling teaching

Languages

  • Aboriginal English, so described (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210399Historical Studies not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/06/1999 - 1/12/1999Research AssistantUniversity of Western Sydney
Arts
Australia
1/01/1990 - 1/01/1996LecturerJames Cook University
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Research Advisory Committee, ARC Research Project Reviewing Indigenous Content in Social Work Degrees Across AustraliaARC Research Project
Australia
Hunter Branch President - Australian Association of Social WorkersAustralian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Australia
Member - Expert Reference Group for Coag Measures in Mental Health for Indigenous Communities, Commonwealth Office of Aboriginal Affairs Commonwealth Office of Aboriginal Affairs
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/02/1997 - 1/04/1998Fostercare BrokerCentacare Newcastle
Social Worker
Australia

Awards

Research Award

YearAward
2013RHD Research Excellence Commendation
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Gilbert S, Our Voices: Aboriginal nd Torres strait Islander Social Work, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra, 255 (2012)

Chapter (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Gilbert SL, 'Aboriginal Issues In Context', Social Work: Contexts and Practice, 3e, OUP Australia & New Zealand, Melbourne 111-123 (2013)
2012Gilbert SL, 'Author's Introduction', Our Voices, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra xiii-xvi (2012)
2012Gilbert SL, 'The People Who Populate Aboriginal Social Work', Our Voices, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra 26-49 (2012)
2012Gilbert SL, Menzies, 'Engaging Communities', Our Voices, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra 50-72 (2012)
2009Gilbert SL, 'Aboriginal Issues In Context', Social Work, Oxford University Press, Sydney 94-106 (2009)
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, 'Social Work with Indigenous Australians', Social Work - Fields of Practice, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 62-72 (2005) [B2]
2005Gilbert SL, ''Never forgotten': Pearl Gibbs (Gambanyi)', Uncommon Ground - White Women in Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra 107-125 (2005) [B1]
1998Gilbert SL, 'Seeking A Place.', Talking Up: Young Women's Take on Feminism, Spinifex Press, North Melbourne 174-182 (1998)
1993Gilbert SL, 'The Effects of Colonisation on Aboriginal Families: Issues and Strategies for Child Welfare Policies', Child Welfare Policy: Critical Australian Perspectives, Hale and Iremonger, Sydney 10 (1993)
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Journal article (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Gilbert SL, 'Social work with indigenous communities', Australian Social Work, 61 436-439 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1080/03124070802430866
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)
DOI10.1386/ajpc.2.3.487_5
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)
DOI10.1007/BF02380845
1982Mautner T, Carlson GR, Vuckovic V, Heil J, Martin R, McGinn C, et al., 'Book reviews', Philosophia (1982)
DOI10.1007/BF02380845
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Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Fletcher GL, 'Speaking from our CORE: Reviving Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Peer Reviewed Abstract, Wagga Wagga (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsGabrielle Fletcher, Maree Gruppetta
2014Gruppetta MM, Fletcher G, Gilbert S, Conlan D, Kelly R, Chambers B, Griffith J, 'Speaking from our CORE: Reviving Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice.', Engagement Australia, Wagga Wagga (2014)
Co-authorsMaree Gruppetta, Gabrielle Fletcher
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$31,278

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20082 grants / $31,278

2008 Equity Research Fellowship - Teaching Relief$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Stephanie Gilbert
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188327
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

2008 Equity Research Fellowship - Research Grant$6,278

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Stephanie Gilbert
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188217
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Miyaya Marama-li Girl Hand Make
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014Creating a Theoretical Framework for 21st Century Aboriginal Pedagogies
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013Voices of the National Aboriginal Education Committee - Embedding Community Values into Government Policy in Education
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2007What Policies and Strategies have Private Sector Organisations Adopted to Redress Labour Market Disadvantage for Indigenous Australians? (What Works and What Doesn't)
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009"One Time Ago": An Urban Aboriginal Tribalography
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbert

Position

Senior Lecturer
Academic
The Wollotuka Institute
Academic Division

Focus area

Indigenous Cultural Studies

Contact Details

Emailstephanie.gilbert@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 492 15356
Fax(02) 492 16901

Office

RoomSAS1.04
BuildingBirabahn
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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