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Professor Debbie Plath

Conjoint Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health (Social Work)

Career Summary

Biography

Debbie joined the University of Newcastle in 1992 as a lecturer in social work. After 20 years at UoN, a period of time as a consultant and several years as Professor and Head of Social Work at the Australian Catholic University, she has returned to UoN in 2020 as Conjoint Professor. Professor Plath was part of the original teaching team to establish the Bachelor of Social Work at Newcastle, contributing to the development of the Experience Based Learning model in social work education. Research and scholarship activities focus on enhancing and supporting the use of research evidence that is useful and relevant for social work practitioners and human service organisations. Scholarly and practice contributions include an organisational approach to the implementation of research evidence-informed practice in the human services. She has also researched and published on single session social work and the impacts of the individualised budget model of service provision. Debbie has been the recipient of several teaching awards for excellence and a UoN Vice Chancellor's award for Research Excellence in 2010.



Qualifications

  • PhD- Phiosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), University of Sydney
  • Master of Social Work, University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Experience based learning
  • Practice Based Research
  • Practice Teaching / Field Education
  • Single Session Social Work
  • Social Work

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/7/2010 - 1/12/2010 Equity Research Fellowship University of Newcastle
Australia
1/1/2008 -  UoN representative ACHSSW - Aust Council of Heads of Schools of Social Work
Australia
1/9/2006 - 1/4/2008 Project Leader (UoN team)

UNICEF consultancy

UNICEF
Maldives
1/11/2004 - 1/12/2005 UoN representative Combined Universities Field Education Group
Australia
1/1/1986 -  Membership - Australian Association of Social Work Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/3/1991 - 1/2/1992 Health Services Planner Central Sydney Health Service
Service Planning and Development Unit
Australia
1/2/1988 - 1/3/1991 Community Worker Waverley Municipal Council
Community Services Department
Australia
1/9/1986 - 1/3/1987 Social Worker Blacktown Parent Centre
Community Based Organisation
Australia
1/1/1985 - 1/9/1986 Social Worker Gloucester Community Health Service
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2006 VC Citation
University of Newcastle

Recognition

Year Award
2008 Excellence in Teaching Award
Unknown
2008 VC Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Newcastle

Research Award

Year Award
2010 University of Newcastle Equity Research Fellowship
University of Newcastle
2010 Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Award
Unknown

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2003 International Conference on Practice Teaching in Health and Social Work
Organisation: The Journal of Practice Teaching in Health and Social Work Description: Invited keynote speaker to international conference on Practice Teaching in Health and Social Work, Imperial College, London, April 2003.
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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
2009 Gray MM, Plath DA, Webb SA, Evidence-Based Social Work: A Critical Stance, Routledge, London, 216 (2009) [A1]
Citations Scopus - 106
Co-authors Mel Gray

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Plath D, 'Social work capacity building in the maldives', Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges 303-325 (2011)

Following the 2004 tsunami, and at a time of rapid social and political change, the Maldives embarked on a program to establish child, family and community support services throug... [more]

Following the 2004 tsunami, and at a time of rapid social and political change, the Maldives embarked on a program to establish child, family and community support services throughout the country. This chapter describes how an education program in social service work was established to prepare graduates to undertake this new area of work. The education program is envisaged by the Maldivian stakeholders as part of a longer term plan to establish social work as a profession in the Maldives. The author led a team of social work academics from the University of Newcastle, Australia, to work as partners with the Maldives government and UNICEF to develop a course curriculum. The chapter is thus written from the perspective of an "involved outsider". Maldivian ownership and control remained a central principle for establishing the education program and for developing social services. Challenges encountered in preparing and implementing the curriculum are examined in the chapter. These challenges included negotiating the priorities of the different stakeholders, balancing local and international input, addressing resources for sustainability and ensuring a critical response to the tendency for social work education to assume western values and perspectives. A capacity building approach was used as the underlying framework to guide the project. An Experience-Based Learning model was adapted in preparing the curriculum for the Maldives context. This pedagogical approach was found to be a useful one for a curriculum that is designed to be implemented in another cultural context. The Experience-Based Learning model places particular importance on the experiences and values of the student as the starting point for learning and hence it is less likely to assume western ways of thinking. Findings from an evaluation of the course are presented in the chapter, with attention paid to challenges and directions for the future of social work education in the Maldives in line with the principles of quality, sustainability and promotion of Maldivian models of practice. The ideas and experiences of the Maldivian people involved with the course (students, graduates, College staff, Ministry staff, UNICEF) are presented in the chapter through direct quotes gathered from people who participated in the evaluation process. © 2011 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

2010 Plath DA, 'Social work capacity building in the Maldives', Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 1-32 (2010) [B1]
2009 Plath DA, 'Evidence-based practice', Social Work: Theories and Methods, SAGE, Thousand Oaks 172-183 (2009) [B1]

Journal article (29 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Evans S, Dadich A, Stout B, Plath D, 'Clarifying the role of belief-motive explanations in multi-stakeholder realist evaluation', EVALUATION AND PROGRAM PLANNING, 80 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2020.101800
Citations Scopus - 1
2020 Young C, Zubrzycki J, Plath D, 'The slow interview? Developing key principles and practices', QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, 21 481-497 (2020)
DOI 10.1177/1468794120935300
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2020 Stout B, Dadich A, Evans S, Plath D, Lawson K, 'Researching Social Work Practice Ethically and Developing Ethical Researchers', Ethics and Social Welfare, 14 172-186 (2020) [C1]

Social work research is an ethically significant activity in that both the processes and the outcomes have ethical ramifications for those involved. This paper discusses the ethic... [more]

Social work research is an ethically significant activity in that both the processes and the outcomes have ethical ramifications for those involved. This paper discusses the ethically important moments in a multi-agency evaluation carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers. It shows how the formal ethical approval process was of some benefit but was expensive, time-consuming and of limited utility when some unexpected ethical issues needed to be considered at a later stage of the project. The paper stresses the importance of developing the identity of an ethical researcher during a research project and provides suggestions of strategies to achieve this for both researchers and partners. A social work researcher should be able to engage with ethical issues during research projects without becoming restricted to discussions of bureaucratic processes.

DOI 10.1080/17496535.2019.1698630
2020 Williams LT, Wood C, Plath D, 'Parents Experiences of Family Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa', Australian Social Work, 73 408-419 (2020) [C1]

This study examined parents¿ experiences of family-based interventions for the treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). Nine parents whose child¿s weight had reached t... [more]

This study examined parents¿ experiences of family-based interventions for the treatment of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). Nine parents whose child¿s weight had reached the healthy weight range post-treatment were interviewed about their experiences of parenting a child with AN in either manualised family-based therapy (FBT) (n = 6) or non-manualised family systematic interventions (n = 3). The interviews were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Findings draw attention to the impact of AN on the whole family, the gatekeeping role of health professionals in accessing support and treatment, the value of externalisation, the prime importance of the therapeutic alliance between parents and clinicians, and the importance of tailoring treatment to the unique circumstances, values, and culture of each family. IMPLICATIONS Practitioners should be alert to the feelings of shock, guilt, and responsibility felt by parents of a child with anorexia nervosa and recognise the challenges faced by parents in accessing treatment and responding to their child¿s behaviour, alongside the demands of family, work, and other social roles. The quality of the parent¿practitioner therapeutic relationship influences parental perceptions of support and of the effectiveness of treatment. Regardless of the treatment model, parents respond well to therapists who express empathy, pay attention to building trust, respect, and activate the family¿s unique circumstances and values, offer support, explain the nature and purpose of the treatment, and provide feedback. From the parent perspective, practitioners are more effective if they clarify parents¿ value and belief systems and use these to engage parents with the treatment process.

DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2019.1702707
Citations Scopus - 2
2018 Plath D, 'School-Based Programme for Young Children with Disruptive Behaviours: Two-Year Follow-Up', Children Australia, 43 67-76 (2018)

Got It! is an early intervention programme for children with emerging conduct problems offered to families in schools. This article builds on prior research and reports on outcome... [more]

Got It! is an early intervention programme for children with emerging conduct problems offered to families in schools. This article builds on prior research and reports on outcomes and experiences for a cohort of participants two years after programme completion. Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) child conduct scores were obtained pre-intervention, and at three post-intervention time-points, and were used to map children's behaviour trajectories. Whilst statistically significant two-year post-intervention improvement was not found for the whole sample, qualitative parent interviews produced insights into experiences of children in different behaviour trajectory groups, including sustained improvement, no improvement and fluctuating child behaviour. The findings provide a better understanding of the role that Got It! can play in assisting families with young children with conduct concerns. The targeted group intervention appears to have a lasting impact for children who maintain a shift from the abnormal to normal behaviour bands. For the group of children who began and remained in the abnormal or borderline bands, however, Got It! also had a role to play in linking families with specialist follow-up services. The integration of Got It! within schools and the value of professional development and consultation for teachers is also indicated.

DOI 10.1017/cha.2018.2
Citations Scopus - 1
2016 Plath D, 'Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice', AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL WORK, 69 382-383 (2016)
DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2015.1134295
2016 Plath D, Croce N, Crofts P, Stuart G, 'Outcomes of a School-Based Program for Young Children with Disruptive Behaviors', CHILDREN & SCHOOLS, 38 9-19 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/cs/cdv036
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Penny Crofts, Graeme Stuart
2016 Plath D, Crofts P, Stuart G, 'Engaging Families in Early Intervention for Child Conduct Concerns', CHILDREN AUSTRALIA, 41 49-58 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/cha.2015.5
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Graeme Stuart, Penny Crofts
2016 Plath D, Williams LT, Wood C, 'Clinicians views on parental involvement in the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa', Eating Disorders, 24 393-411 (2016) [C1]

A questionnaire and in-depth interviews with 20 allied health clinicians generated data on key aspects of family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa that enhance recov... [more]

A questionnaire and in-depth interviews with 20 allied health clinicians generated data on key aspects of family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa that enhance recovery, processes that engage parents in treatment, and how and why clinicians modify or adapt the manualized Maudsley Family Based Treatment model. Findings indicate that clinicians support key principles in the Maudsley model, but that the approach is not implemented in the full, manualized form. Rather, aspects are integrated with clinicians¿ own clinical judgements based on assessment of the needs and capacities of families, cultural appropriateness, impact on family dynamics, and gains during early treatment.

DOI 10.1080/10640266.2016.1189796
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2015 Gray M, Joy E, Plath D, Webb SA, 'What supports and impedes evidence-based practice implementation? A survey of Australian social workers', British Journal of Social Work, 45 667-684 (2015) [C1]

This paper reports on findings from a national survey (n = 364) of social workers' views on what impedes and supports evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation. In contras... [more]

This paper reports on findings from a national survey (n = 364) of social workers' views on what impedes and supports evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation. In contrast to some prior research, support for EBP was found to be strong among the social workers surveyed. Open-ended responses, however, reflected some reservations about the formalisation, relevance, usability and applicability of EBP in social work. A range of barriers to EBP implementation for social workers were identified at individual and organisational levels, which is largely supportive of findings from prior research. An interesting distinction was discerned between those respondents who preferred to engage in the whole EBP process themselves (locating, appraising and applying research) and those who preferred to adopt practice guidelines based on appraisal of research evidence by other experts. This finding has implications for the way organisations and the social work profession approach the implementation of EBP.

DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bct123
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Mel Gray
2014 Fawcett B, Plath D, 'A National Disability Insurance Scheme: What Social Work Has to Offer', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, 44 747-762 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcs141
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 29
2014 Plath D, 'Implementing evidence-based practice: An organisational perspective', British Journal of Social Work, 44 905-923 (2014) [C1]

Qualitative findings on how evidence-based practice (EBP) is conceptualised and implemented in an Australian human service organisation are presented. The paper examines the appli... [more]

Qualitative findings on how evidence-based practice (EBP) is conceptualised and implemented in an Australian human service organisation are presented. The paper examines the application and relevance of the five-step decision-making model of EBP to the organisational context and also the position of standardised 'evidence-based programmes' in relation to EBP decision making. The case study has shown that the five-step model of EBP decision making is relevant to a human service organisational context, but that some modifications of the model would enhance its applicability and utility. First, it is proposed that the five-step model would be better conceived systemically to reflect the relational and contextual processes impacting on practice decision making in the teams and organisations in which social workers practise, rather than being confined to individual, clinical decision making. Second, a cyclic model is offered in order to capture a process of ongoing critical reflection, evidence gathering and programme modification as organisations develop and refine programmes to address priorities and improve client outcomes in complex and dynamic environments. © 2012 The Author.

DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcs169
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
2014 Gray M, Joy E, Plath D, Webb SA, 'Opinions about evidence: A study of social workers' attitudes towards evidence-based practice', Journal of Social Work, 14 23-40 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1468017313475555
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 41
Co-authors Mel Gray
2013 Plath D, 'Support for Evidence-Based Practice in a Human Service Organization', ADMINISTRATION IN SOCIAL WORK, 37 25-38 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03643107.2011.638731
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2013 Plath D, 'Organizational Processes Supporting Evidence-Based Practice', ADMINISTRATION IN SOCIAL WORK, 37 171-188 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03643107.2012.672946
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2013 Gray M, Joy E, Plath D, Webb SA, 'Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: A Review of the Empirical Research Literature', RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, 23 157-166 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1049731512467072
Citations Scopus - 95Web of Science - 90
Co-authors Mel Gray
2012 Gibbons JL, Plath DA, 'Single session social work in hospitals', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 33 39-53 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 6
2011 Hart V, Plath DA, ''Egg donor wanted': Social work with women looking for an egg donor', Australian Social Work, 64 515-525 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2010 Plath DA, Gibbons JL, 'Discoveries on a data-mining expedition: Single session social work in hospitals', Social Work in Health Care, 49 703-717 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00981380903520525
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2009 Gibbons JL, Plath DA, 'Single contacts with hospital social workers: The clients' experiences', Social Work in Health Care, 48 721-735 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00981380902928935
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
2009 Plath DA, 'International policy perspectives on independence in old age', Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 21 209-223 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08959420902733173
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23
2008 Plath DA, 'Independence in old age: The route to social exclusion?', British Journal of Social Work, 38 1353-1369 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcm045
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 31
2008 Plath DA, 'Supporting women after domestic violence', Australian Social Work, 61 291-292 (2008) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/03124070802229789
2006 Plath DA, 'Evidence-Based Practice: Current Issues and Future Directions', Australian Social Work, 59 56-72 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03124070500449788
Citations Scopus - 59
2005 Gibbons JL, Plath DA, ''Everybody Puts a Lot into It!' Single Session Contacts in Hospital Social Work', Social Work in Health Care, 42 17-34 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1300/J010v42n01_02
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 18
2003 Plath DA, 'An experience based model for practice learning: International perspective from Australia', Journal of Practice Teaching in Health & Social Work, 5 23-38 (2003) [C1]
2002 Plath DA, 'Independence in old age: Shifting meanings in Australian social policy', Just Policy, 26 40-47 (2002) [C1]
1999 Plath DA, English BA, Connors L, Beveridge AR, 'Evaluating the outcomes of intensive critical thinking instruction for social work students', Social Work Education, 18 207-217 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 28
Co-authors Alex Beveridge
1994 Plath D, 'Fostering Creativity Through Social Work Education (1994) [C1]
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Plath DA, 'Engaging students' interest in tertiary learning: An experienced based model of social work education', 6th Pacific rim, First Year in Higher Education Conference 2002, The University of Christchurch, New Zealand (2002) [E1]

Report (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Plath D, Walker A, 'Plath, D. & Walker, A. (2009) Evaluation of Social Service Worker Education Program in the Maldives, University of Newcastle.', University of Newcastle (2009) [R2]
2007 Plath D, Gibbons J, Agllias K, 'Maldives Social Services: Curriculum Development and Implementation, Report and Recommendations to Project Reference Group and Key Stakeholders, Univ of Newcastle / UNICEF.' (2007) [R2]
2006 Plath D, Gibbons J, 'Proposal for the Development of Social Services in the Maldives, University of Newcastle (funded by UNICEF).' (2006) [R2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 15
Total funding $339,271

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20103 grants / $28,516

ERF Teaching Relief - Plath$24,016

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900098
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Organisational case studies examining the implementation of Evidence Based Practice in the Human Services$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190633
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Faculty of Education and Arts - Award for Research Excellence$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Award for Research Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1001015
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $240,000

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: Factors that Influence the Use of Research Evidence by Human Service Professionals$240,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Stephen Webb, Emeritus Professor Mel Gray, Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0188702
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20081 grants / $6,666

Evaluation of social service training and development program in the Maldives: building capacities or imposing western models?$6,666

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189058
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $6,000

Family violence client profile$3,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186656
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Family violence client profile$3,000

Funding body: Relationships Australia

Funding body Relationships Australia
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme University Grant Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186862
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20032 grants / $4,824

Practice model for single session social work interventions in hospitals: social worker perspectives$4,219

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182711
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

'Co-operating for Social Justice' Australian Association of Social Workers National Conference 2003 28/09/03 to 01/10/03$605

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183602
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $897

6th Pacific Rim, First Year in Higher Education conference; Changing Agendas Christchurch New Zealand, 8-10 July, 2002$897

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182040
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $380

The Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the IFSW, APASWE and AASWWE, Brisbane$380

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0180475
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $31,639

Independence in Old Age$31,639

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Research & Development Grant (RADGAC)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0176920
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19952 grants / $18,349

Critical thinking skills of social work students$18,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Debbie Plath

Scheme Quality Assurance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

24th National Conference of the Australian Assoc., Tasmania, 3-6 July$349

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176895
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19941 grants / $2,000

What factors influence the successful functioning of interagency groups in the community services field ?$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174590
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Parents as Partners in the Treatment of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa: Experiences and Insights for Practitioners PhD (Social Work), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2004 Masters An Investigation of Social Work Assessment with Child Protection Cases in Non-Statutory Settings M Social Work [R], College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2002 Masters A Study of a Child Protection Program - NEWPIN. What are the Experiences of the Participants: Children, Mothers and Staff? M Social Work [R], College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
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Professor Debbie Plath

Position

Conjoint Professor
Social Work Discipline
School of Medicine and Public Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Focus area

Social Work

Contact Details

Email debbie.plath@newcastle.edu.au

Office

Room W228
Building Behavioural Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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