Dr Chris Krogh

Dr Chris Krogh


School of Humanities and Social Science

Career Summary


Prior to working in university, Chris' professional roles included counselling (for young people and their families), child protection and out-of-home care casework, youth sector development, NSW government policy rollout (specifically, Keep them Safe child protection reforms) and program evaluation.

Chris' PhD research investigated the effects of documents the NSW Children's Court. The research used document analysis and interviews to respond to the question “what do child protection court documents do to the people closely involved with them?" It found that documents often provoke anger and frustration from the person being written about and also that professionals try to lessen the damaging effects where possible. Court documents are seen to have the elements of narratives and, like all other writing, authors have to make decisions about what to say and how. The research recommends that social work and welfare students have a deeper education in documents before starting to practice.


  • PhD, University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Social Ecology), University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Charles Sturt University
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, MRWED Online Training - RTO - Queensland
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), University of Newcastle


  • Document research; careful professional practice


  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified 70
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2010 - 1/03/2012 Regional Project Manager NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/08/2013 - 1/03/2017 Sessional Academic

This position involved teaching and unit coordination for the school of Social Sciences and Psychology. In this role I had four years of involvement with the unit 'Child abuse as a social issue'.

Western Sydney University


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Evans S, Krogh C, Carmody M, 'Time to get cracking: The challenge of developing best practice in Australian sexual assault prevention education', ACSSA Issues Paper, 11 1-23 (2009)

Other (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Krogh C, Duncan B, 'A Delicate Balance: Implementing an Indigenous Youth Justice Program and Evaluating It', (2017) [O1]
2017 Krogh C, Evans S, 'Signposting children's wellbeing needs in out-of-home care case planning: considering the Capabilities Approach', (2017) [O1]
2017 Krogh CW, Duncan B, 'New Perspectives Forum: Justice Reinvestment. Indigenous Justice Program (Regional Youth Support Services, Inc.)', (2017) [O1]

Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Carmody M, Evans S, Krogh C, Flood M, Heenan M, Ovenden G, 'Framing Best Practice: National Standards for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Assault Through Education, National Sexual Assault Prevention Education Project for NASASV', National Association of Services Against Sexual Violence (2009)

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Krogh CW, All these words should be fragrant as the sea of pines : or, a thesis in which we examine child protection court documents and learn that stories seep from their fabric of facts, Western Sydney University (2017)

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $4,545

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20171 grants / $4,545

Outcomes evaluation: Indigenous Justice Program$4,545

Funding body: Regional Youth Support Services

Funding body Regional Youth Support Services
Project Team Doctor Chris Krogh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701064
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG

Dr Chris Krogh


School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email chris.krogh@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4985 4497


Room W325A
Building Behavioural Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308