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Dr Tamara Blakemore

Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Social Work)

Taking practice to policy

Dr Tamara Blakemore's framework for social work practice is grounded in an understanding of the complex and connected contexts that prompt, facilitate, and constrain the wellbeing of children, families and communities.

Tamara Blakemore 

"I am interested in people's lives and the links between and within experience - children in families, families in communities, the ties that bind and the ties that break," Tamara explains.

"What keeps people in, what helps people get by and what helps people get ahead."

A social worker, Tamara sees her practice extending further into the three arms of teaching, research, and policy.

Tamara is a social work lecturer and, until recently, the coordinator of the social work field-education program at the University of Newcastle. She has received several awards for her innovative endeavours around work integrated teaching models.

As a member of the Families and Children Expert Panel and Industry provider list for the Federal Department of Social Services, Tamara's work for the Federal Government has informed national social policy including the Family Support Program, the Paid Parental Leave scheme and Child Support Policy reform.

She was closely involved in the design and development of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and is acknowledged as a leading expert on its use to inform social policy initiatives.

CONTEXTUALISING ABUSE AND IMPACT

A conjoint researcher with the University of South Australia, Australian Centre for Child Protection, Tamara is working in collaboration with Professor Fiona Arney. They are currently engaged in research for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and recently submitted work regarding the context and impacts of abuse in institutional settings.

"Institutions can be schools, sporting organisations, the church, childcare or day care, out of home care, justice settings, detention or juvenile detention, so a range of institutional settings," Tamara conveys.

"This work is around exploring the contexts in which abuse occurs and how the contexts in and through which abuse occurs contributes to the impact."

To be published in the coming months, Tamara has submitted a review, identifying information gaps in the existing literature.

She explains that we know very little about peer on peer abuse in institutional settings, and that the bulk of existing literature around experiences of abuse in institutional settings is historic.

"There is a real need to be acknowledging contemporary experiences, by learning from the past but finding out what that looks like now," says Tamara.

"The Royal Commission has expressed great interest in continuing to build that evidence base for practice and for policy, which is encouraging."

OBSERVING LONG TERM OUTCOMES

Inspired by her clinical work, Tamara's doctoral thesis explored the occurrence and outcomes of child sexual abuse in a large scale, longitudinal study of mothers and children in Queensland.

"When looking at the impact of child sexual abuse, it is important to understand how the situations and settings in which abuse occurs influence the impact of abuse, and what that looks like," Tamara says.

Her study expertise was then called upon for Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.

Collected biannually, information on 10,000 children and their families will give Australian researchers and policy makers concrete insight into the contribution of children's social, economic and cultural environments to their adjustment and wellbeing.

"I'm a quantitative researcher; and while the social work discipline is heavily committed to the use and production of evidence – many social workers are more familiar with qualitative methods," Tamara notes.

"Survey design, longitudinal studies and quantitative assessment are therefore a bit unusual as a primary research method in our field. But those skills can be utilised to uncover need and ensure practice remains relevant."

During the first semester of 2016, Tamara will be transferring those skills to practitioners who are delivering federally funded social work programs across Australia, through her role on the Families and Children Expert Panel.

"This will involve going into practice and supporting practitioners around identifying the evidence base that can inform their practice; how to locate it, implement and articulate its value and relevance."

"How do you know if the program you chose is the right one to run where you are? And then how do you implement that? How do you know if you are achieving your aims? How do you evaluate that so that your service continues to work well?" Tamara questions.

"The Federal Government is investing in building up the service sector from within. It shows a real recognition of the importance of up skilling the sector in a way that will foster sustainable and better outcomes for children, families and communities."

CONNECTIONS TO COMMUNITY

Soon after returning to live in Newcastle for the first time since her primary school years, Tamara put up her hand to become Chair of KidSafe Hunter.

She also continues to practice social work alongside her teaching and research roles, maintaining a casual position with Hunter New England Area Health.

"Practice can be lots of things; practice can be policy, research, practice can also be teaching, training, mentoring and supervising. All of those things are still practice," Tamara affirms.  

"But having the opportunity to work with clients is important to me, it helps me remain connected to the community and to my discipline, or trade, in an authentic way."

Since arriving at the University of Newcastle, Tamara has worked closely with Dr Amanda Howard on a suite of community focused local projects that have national impact and implications.

"The first project was about parents understanding and preparation for the National Disability Insurance Scheme when they had a very young child with a disability," Tamara explains.

"We then worked with another local organisation around the financial sustainability and service provision in the disability sector and the value of supported playgroups potentially at risk under the NDIS."

"We've also done some interesting research locally around preparation, planning and recovery around natural disasters."

Tamara's passion for community engagement and commitment to social justice has been recognised in her appointment to the role of University of Newcastle, Equity Ambassador for Community Wellbeing.

In 2016 Tamara herself will be the beneficiary of a University of Newcastle Faculty of Education and Arts Equity Scholarship redressing some of the barriers faced in her academic career as a single mother of two.

WORLD LEADING EXPERIENCE BASED LEARNING

Tamara's innovation in action-learning approaches has been recognised by Work Integrated Learning Staff Member of the year awards in 2014 and 2012 and a Highly Commended award for the same in 2013.

The social work program at the University of Newcastle has an evidence-based focus, and is unique in its employment of an experience-based model.

"It's all about that idea of bringing practice into the classroom and classroom into practice," Tamara says.

Looking at ways to extend this teaching model, Tamara and Dr Howard introduced a hands-on project to the research component of the undergraduate course.

"Amanda and I worked together to reshape that research course to become a course where students did research in the community for the community," Tamara says. 

"It encourages students and new practitioners to have the confidence and know-how to use research as a way to tell the stories of the people and the places they work with."

Tamara is also vital to an innovative collaboration with the University of Newcastle Legal Centre. Working alongside law students, social work students gain valuable practical experience through supporting clients during summertime Law at the Beach clinics.

Noted by local MP Sharon Claydon in a speech in Federal Parliament and lauded at international conferences, this cross-disciplinary mode of problem solving is gaining traction as the way forward to address major social issues.

"We are leaders in teaching in a way that's likely to meet future job market needs much quicker than a textbook, but also addresses those big social demands."

Taking practice to policy

Dr Tamara Blakemore's framework for social work practice is grounded in an understanding of the complex and connected contexts that prompt, facilitate, and cons

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Career Summary

Biography

Dr Tamara Blakemore is a social work lecturer and co-ordinator of the social work field-education program at the University of Newcastle. 

Tamara's framework for social work practice is grounded in an understanding of the complex and connected contexts that prompt, facilitate and  constrain the wellbeing of children, families and communities. Her research interests focus on the lived experience of disadvantage and the impact this has on intra and inter-personal processes, including the development of empathy, critical thinking and capacity for connection. In collaboration with Dr Amanda Howard, she has brought an awareness of the interconnected contexts of experience to build the evidence base for practice in relation to work with families with a child with a disability, individuals, families and communities in the context of natural disaster, and together with Ms Kerrell Bourne at the Family Action Centre, the moments of connection that matter for young people in getting by and getting ahead. 

Prior to her employment at the University of Newcastle, Tamara’s work for the Federal Government was integral in the design and delivery of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, and the ABC documentary series ‘Life at One’ and has informed national social policy including the Family Support Program, the Paid Parental Leave scheme and Child Support Policy reform. Tamara’s doctoral thesis, inspired by her clinical work explored the occurrence and outcomes of child sexual abuse in a large scale, longitudinal study of mothers and children in QLD. Tamara is a conjoint researcher with the University of South Australia, Australian Centre for Child Protection and a member of the Families and Children Expert Panel for the Federal Department of Social Services. In collaboration with Professor Fiona Arney and the Australian Centre for Child Protection is currently engaged in research for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. 

An experienced, creative and innovative social worker, Tamara brings practice wisdom; academic rigor; and a strong knowledge of practice to her teaching and academic role. Her innovation in action-learning approaches has been recognised by Work Integrated Learning Staff Member of the year awards in 2014 and 2012 and a Highly Commended award for the same in 2013. Tamara remains actively involved in clinical practice locally, facilitates regional practice forums, and is an engaged participant in local community events raising awareness and advocating for holistic responses to social issues. Tamara's passion for community engagement and commitment to social justice has been recognised in her recent appointment to the role of University of Newcastle, Equity Ambassador for Community Wellbeing.

Research Expertise
Research interests centre around the lived experience of disadvantage for children and families, child protection and resilience. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), University of Queensland

Keywords

  • child sexual abuse
  • clinical skills
  • community wellbeing
  • connection
  • empathy
  • equity
  • family disadvantage
  • research
  • resilience
  • social work theory and practice

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2011 -  Honorary Associate Appointment Macquarie University
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Conjoint Appointment University of Newcastle
Family Action Centre
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Adjunct Appointment University of South Australia
Australia
1/01/2005 - 1/12/2007 Visiting Fellow Australian National University
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Membership - Kidsafe Hunter Kidsafe Hunter
Australia
1/01/2011 -  Membership - Family Action Centre University of Newcastle Family Action Centre University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2011 -  Membership - Grow Strong Project Advisory Board Grow Strong Project Advisory Board
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2010 Membership - New Investigators Network : Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth New Investigators Network : Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
Australia
1/01/2004 - 31/12/2008 Membership - Design Team : Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Design Team : Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2014 Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award
University of Newcastle
2013 Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year - Highly Commended:
University of Newcastle
2012 Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2013 "I’m not really sure but I hope it’s better": Early thoughts of parents and carers on person and family centred care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Organisation: Australian Social Policy Conference, Description: Invited conference presentation with Amanda Howard, Lou Johnston, Darleen Taylor and Rahni Dibley
2011 Research in a complex world: Reflections on research in a social policy setting
Organisation: Australian Social Policy Research Centre Description: Blakemore, T., Shipley, M., & Esler, M. (2011) “Research in a complex world: Reflections on research in a social policy setting” to be presented at the Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney.
2010 Family wellbeing and responding to disadvantage: A strengths perspective
Organisation: Family Strengths and Assets Summit Description: Esler, M., & Blakemore, T. (2010) “Family wellbeing and responding to disadvantage: A strengths perspective” presented at the Family Strengths and Assets Summit, Newcastle.
2010 Trajectories of family disadvantage in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Organisation: Australian Institute of Family Studies Description: Blakemore, T., Shipley, M., & Zubrick, S. (2010) “Trajectories of family disadvantage in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children” presented at the Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne.
2009 Measuring family disadvantage in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Organisation: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference Description: Blakemore, T., Shipley, M., Zubrick, S., Waters, S. (2009) “Measuring family disadvantage in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children” presented at the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children conference, Melbourne.
2009 Parenting in place: exploring parenting behaviours and socioeconomic position in the context of neighbourhoods
Organisation: Australian Social Policy Research Centre Description: Shipley, M., & Blakemore, T. (2009) "Parenting in place: exploring parenting behaviours and socioeconomic position in the context of neighbourhoods" presented at the Australian Social Policy Research Conference, Sydney.
2009 “Whom do we reach?” Exploring the health and community service utilization of Australian families with young children,
Organisation: Australian Social Policy Research Centre Description: Blakemore, T., & Shipley, M. (2009) “Whom do we reach?” Exploring the health and community service utilization of Australian families with young children, presented at the Australian Social Policy Research Conference, Sydney.
2008 Capital in context: Profiling the developmental contexts of children across a socio-economic gradient
Organisation: Children, Communities Connections Conference Description: Blakemore, T. (2008) Capital in context: Profiling the developmental contexts of children across a socio-economic gradient, presented at the Children, Communities Connections Conference, Adelaide.
2007 Profiling child care arrangements over time, presented at the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Organisation: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference Description: Blakemore, T. (2007) Profiling child care arrangements over time, presented at the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Conference, Melbourne.
2006 Measurement of the socio-economic position of families in LSAC and HILDA
Organisation: Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated Description: Blakemore, T., Gibbings, J., & Strazdins, L. (2006) Measurement of the socio-economic position of families in LSAC and HILDA, presented at the ACSPRI Methodology Conference, Sydney.
2005 Examining the relative influence of social, economic, environmental and family risk factors associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children,
Organisation: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Description: Blakemore, T. (2005) Examining the relative influence of social, economic, environmental and family risk factors associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, presented at the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) conference.
2005 Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children * full report,
Organisation: Australian Social Policy Research Centre Description: Blakemore, T. (2005) Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children * full report, presented at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) Conference, Sydney.
2005 Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (preliminary findings),
Organisation: Australian Institute of Family Studies Description: Blakemore, T. (2005) Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (preliminary findings), presented at the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Conference, Melbourne.

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 What is happening to our Youth? Sturm und Drang & Adolescent Crisis
Organisation: The Mater Hospital Description: Invited Presenter The Mater Hospital - Psychiatry Grand Rounds
2014 Contexts Matter
Organisation: ANZATSA Description: Invited Presenter - ANZATSA Symposium - Parliament House Focussed on the issue of institutional sexual abuse as a complex and varied problem that in recent times – with much support from the Royal Commission – has come to the forefront of Australian society as opposed to remaining hidden, covered up or simply ignored. This symposium will bring together a variety of speakers covering numerous topics and sectors, ranging from: ? perpetrators in positions of authority ? young people who engage in sexually abusive behaviour in residential care ? the role of institutions and organisations not only as enablers of abuse, but also being held accountable and responsible for the prevention of abuse.
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Howard A, Katrak M, Blakemore T, Pallas P, Rural, Regional and Remote Social Work : Practice Research from Australia, Routledge, Milton Park, Abingdon (2016)
Co-authors Amanda Howard

Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Blakemore T, Howard A, 'Engaging undergraduate social work students in research through experience-based learning', Social Work Education, 34 861-880 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02615479.2015.1065809
Co-authors Amanda Howard
2015 Howard A, Blakemore T, Johnston L, Taylor D, Dibley R, '¿I¿m not really sure but I hope it¿s better¿: early thoughts of parents and carers in a regional trial site for the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme', Disability and Society, 30 1365-1381 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the most significant initiatives in Australian social policy history. Its complexity has been co... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the most significant initiatives in Australian social policy history. Its complexity has been compounded by a fast-paced introduction and ongoing refinement throughout the initial trial phase. Parents and carers of very young disabled children face particular challenges accessing and navigating NDIS systems. This article presents findings from a mixed-method pilot study examining the perspectives of parents and carers of disabled children in one NDIS trial site ¿ the Hunter Region of New South Wales. The research highlights a number of policy assumptions potentially impacting on NDIS take up for young disabled children and their families in regional contexts. Based on research findings a number of policy suggestions and improvements for disabled children and their families entering the NDIS and other individualised funding schemes are outlined.

DOI 10.1080/09687599.2015.1093462
Co-authors Lou Johnston, Amanda Howard
2009 Blakemore TJ, Gibbings J, Strazdins L, 'Measurement of the socio-economic position of families', Australian Social Policy (Canberra), 2009 121-169 (2009) [C1]
2006 Blakemore TJ, 'Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children', Australian Social Policy (Canberra), 2006 27-52 (2006) [C1]
HOWARD AMANDA, BLAKEMORE TAMARA, BEVIS MIRIAM, 'Older people as assets in disaster preparedness, response and recovery: lessons from regional Australia', Ageing and Society, 1-20
DOI 10.1017/S0144686X15001270
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Report (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Howard A, Blakemore TJ, Bevis M, 'Hunter Prelude Community Inclusion Playgroups: Evaluation Report', Hunter Prelude (2015)
2014 Howard A, Blakemore T, Bevis M, 'Identifying risk perceptions, level of preparedness and communication channels for 'at risk' communities in respect to natural disasters', HCCREMS, 65 (2014)
Co-authors Amanda Howard
2005 Blakemore TJ, 'Examining potential risk factors, pathways and processes associated with childhood injury in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children' (2005) [R1]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Blakemore TJ, Child sexual abuse occurrence and outcome: Investigation of prospective longitudinal data for a birth cohort, University of Queensland (2009)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 13
Total funding $425,666

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20166 grants / $244,825

Live Learn Grow$136,037

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Ms Louise Rak, Ms Belinda Munn, Doctor Tamara Blakemore
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600142
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Post Disaster Research and Innovation Project$35,000

Funding body: NSW State Emergency Services (SES)

Funding body NSW State Emergency Services (SES)
Project Team Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Jason Von Meding, Doctor Milena Heinsch, Doctor Tamara Blakemore
Scheme Post Disaster Research and Innovation Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600505
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

DSS: Family & Child Expert Panel: Outcomes Measurement Project$27,878

Funding body: Department of Social Services

Funding body Department of Social Services
Project Team Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Professor Fiona Arney, Professor Sharon Dawe, Profesor Leonie Segal, Professor Leah Bromfield
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600384
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

DSS: Family and Child Expert Panel: CAPS Programme Planning & Implementation Project$20,910

Funding body: Department of Social Services

Funding body Department of Social Services
Project Team Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Professor Fiona Arney, Professor Sharon Dawe, Assoc. Prof Leonie Segal, Professor Leah Bromfield
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600380
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

FEDUA Early Career Fellowship$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Scheme FEDUA Internal Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

DSS: Industry Panel: Central Australia Aboriginal Congress$10,000

Funding body: Department of Social Services

Funding body Department of Social Services
Project Team Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Professor Fiona Arney, Professor Sharon Dawe, Assoc. Prof Leonie Segal, Professor Leah Bromfield
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600382
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20151 grants / $15,000

Hunter Prelude Supported Playgroup Program Evaluation$15,000

Funding body: Hunter Prelude

Funding body Hunter Prelude
Project Team Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Mrs Miriam Bevis
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500564
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20145 grants / $162,091

Social Work$90,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Mel Gray, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Doctor Leanne Schubert, Doctor Milena Heinsch, Doctor Kate Davies, Ms Tiani Hetherington
Scheme Research Programme 2014
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400923
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Identifying risk perceptions, level of preparedness and communication channels / barriers for `at risk’ communities in respect to natural disasters$35,000

Funding body: Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environment Management Strategy (NCCREMS)

Funding body Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environment Management Strategy (NCCREMS)
Project Team Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore
Scheme Natural Disaster Social Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400534
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Impacts of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse on Victims / Survivors: A Rapid Review of Research Findings$20,000

Funding body: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Funding body Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Project Team

Consultancy Appointment

Scheme Tendered Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

Evaluation of Financial Sustainability Project: Hunter Early Childhood Intervention Services$9,091

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Doctor Meaghan Katrak, Mrs Miriam Bevis
Scheme NSW Organisation Transition Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401007
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

PASSPORT Disability Program Evaluation$8,000

Funding body: Port Stephens Council

Funding body Port Stephens Council
Project Team Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Mrs Miriam Bevis
Scheme Port Stephens Community Options
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400815
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20121 grants / $3,750

Getting by and getting ahead: Applied Social Work research in practice$3,750

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Tamara Blakemore
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201028
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Social Workers¿ Perceptions of ¿Use of Self¿ in their Practice
PhD (Social Work), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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News

Dr Tamara Blakemore FEDUA Fellow 2016

2016 FEDUA Fellows

May 12, 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 FEDUA Fellows: Dr Tamara Blakemore, Dr Debra Donnelly and Dr Narelle Eather.

Preparing communities for natural disaster

Preparing communities for natural disasters

May 6, 2014

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

Dr Tamara Blakemore

Position

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

Focus area

Social Work

Contact Details

Email tamara.blakemore@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 2085

Office

Room w230
Building Behavioural Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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