See the current and previous work of graduate research scholars in the Social Work Research Group at the University of Newcastle

Research Program

Graduate research

New scholarship offers and existing students

NameTopicSupervisorsExpected completion date
Cath WoodEating disordersAssociate Professor Debbie PlathMid-2014
Debra Carstens Dr Amanda Howard 
Jacob MumgabateDisability in ZimbabweProfessor Mel Gray and Dr Amanda HowardMid-2017
Justin NicholasCreativity in social workProfessor Mel Gray and Dr Leanne ShubertMid-2017
Kimberly Hinds Heron  Mid-2017
Lisette Marilou Liwag  Mid-2017
Lou JohnstonSupervision in social workDr Kylie Agllias and  Dr Amanda Howard 
Raj Kumar YadavDecolonizing social work in NepalProfessor Mel Gray and Dr Amanda HowardMid-2016
Samuel B. Ariong  Mid-2017
Shauna Kimone PorterHomelessness in JamaicaProfessor Mel Gray and Dr Amanda HowardMid-2017
Vicki CowlingFamily support in mental healthProfessor Mel Gray and Dr Graeme StuartMid-2014


Graduate research completions


  • Alice Acejas
  • Damien Hickman
  • Cath Wood
  • Vicki Cowling