Dr Jill Gibbons

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Social Work)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
- Social Work

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • Experience-based approach to education
  • Social work

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified 100
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 - 5Web 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 - 2Web 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 - 7Web of Science - 7
2008 Boddy JHM, Agllias KB, Gray MM, Gibbons JL, 'Athena's legacy: Preparing women for a mentoring program', Social Work with Groups, 31 203-222 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01609510801980666
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Mel Gray, Kylie Agllias
2007 Gray MM, Gibbons JL, 'There are no answers, only choices: Teaching ethical decision making in social work', Australian Social Work, 60 222-238 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03124070701323840
Citations Scopus - 23
Co-authors Mel Gray
2007 Gibbons JL, Bore MR, Munro D, Powis DA, 'Using personal quality assessment for selection of social work students', Australian Social Work, 60 210-221 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03124070701323832
Citations Scopus - 17
Co-authors Miles Bore
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 - 19Web of Science - 13
2005 Gibbons JL, Gray MM, 'Teaching social work students about social policy', Australian Social Work, 58 58-75 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.0312-407X.2005.00184.x
Co-authors Mel Gray
2005 Gibbons JL, 'Brief Treatment in Clinical Social Work Practice', Australian Social Work, 58 115-117 (2005) [C3]
2004 Gibbons JL, Gray MM, 'Critical Thinking as Integral to Social Work Practice', Journal of Teaching in Social Work: innovations in instruction, training and educational practice, 24 19-38 (2004) [C1]
Co-authors Mel Gray
2002 Gibbons JL, Gray MM, 'An integrated and experience-based approach to social work education: the Newcastle model', Social Work Education, 21(5) 529-549 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Mel Gray
2002 Gray MM, Gibbons JL, 'Experience-based learning and its relevance to cocial work practice', The Journal of the Australian Association of Social Workers: Australian Social Work, 55(4) 279-291 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Mel Gray
2002 Gibbons JL, 'Experiencing an experienced-based learning approach to social work education', Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 8(2) 49-54 (2002) [C1]
2002 Giles RJ, Leprince J, Gibbons JL, 'Multi-disciplinary Student Learning: A model for structural change', Advanced in Social Work and Welfare Education, 4(1) 23-33 (2002) [C1]
2001 Gibbons JL, 'Effective practice: Social work's long history of concern about outcomes', Australian Social Work, 54(3) 3-13 (2001) [C1]
1996 Gibbons J, 'Services for adults who have experienced child sexual assault: Improving agency response', Social Science and Medicine, 43 1755-1763 (1996)

Adults who experienced child sexual assault are likely to be present in all parts of the health and welfare systems both as clients and as staff. Research studies and accounts by ... [more]

Adults who experienced child sexual assault are likely to be present in all parts of the health and welfare systems both as clients and as staff. Research studies and accounts by survivors indicate that their experiences of seeking help are often not positive. In failing to acknowledge and deal with the issue of childhood sexual assault for adult clients and to be aware of its correlation with current problems, the health and welfare system reflects the larger society by avoiding knowledge of the impact of violence and abuse on health and well-being. This paper begins with an overview of studies on the prevalence of childhood sexual assault in adult populations and in clinical populations and of literature on the long term consequences of child sexual assault. It goes on to consider, with particular reference to an Australian context, how service providers can respond to the needs of survivors within their own agencies and notes the resources they may need to do this well.

DOI 10.1016/S0277-9536(96)00070-6
Citations Scopus - 12
1993 Gibbons J, 'Express: News, Views and Ideas from around Australia', Australian Social Work, 46 58-60 (1993)
DOI 10.1080/03124079308411094
1991 Gibbons JL, Thomas J, VandeCreek L, Jessen AK, 'The value of hospital chaplains: patient perspectives.', Journal of pastoral care, 45 117-125 (1991)

Reports the results of a questionnaire mailed to insurance claimants (N = 2480) recently discharged from a hospital. Analyzes the results and concludes from the data that patients... [more]

Reports the results of a questionnaire mailed to insurance claimants (N = 2480) recently discharged from a hospital. Analyzes the results and concludes from the data that patients place high value on pastoral services. Suggests that both hospital administrators and chaplains make sure that adequate attention be given to serving patient families, long-stay and repeated admission patients, and to the patients' demonstrated need for frequent visits, particularly in these times of rapid changes in condensing hospital stays.

Citations Scopus - 8
1991 VandeCreek L, Thomas J, Jessen A, Gibbons J, Strasser S, 'Patient and family perceptions of hospital chaplains', Hospital and Health Services Administration, 36 455-467 (1991)

While most hospitals provide chaplaincy services for patients, families, and staff, these services are seldom studied and their contribution is poorly understood. A questionnaire ... [more]

While most hospitals provide chaplaincy services for patients, families, and staff, these services are seldom studied and their contribution is poorly understood. A questionnaire created by the College of Chaplains of the American Protestant Health Association was mailed by an insurance company to patients recently dismissed from the hospital, requesting evaluation of three non-medical services (social services, chaplaincy, and patient representatives) and how well the spiritual needs for support/counseling, prayer, and sacraments were met. Responses revealed that, in comparison to the other two non-medical services, patients receive more visits from chaplains, evaluate these visits as more important (p < 0.000), and report that these visits meet their expectations more highly (p < 0.000). Regression analyses demonstrate that when the chaplain meets the patient's need for support/counseling, the respondent is more likely to select the hospital again (p = 0.04) and recommend it to others (p = 0.05). Similarly, when chaplains meet the family's need for support/counseling, the respondent is likely to choose the hospital again. Since chaplains clearly make an important contribution to patients, their families, and the hospital, administrators should review the adequacy of their chaplaincy services in the light of these data.

Citations Scopus - 3
1989 Gibbons JL, Miller SL, 'An image of contemporary hospital chaplaincy.', Journal of pastoral care, 43 355-361 (1989)

Claims that modern hospitals are settings for human change and for religious ministry. Uses a pastoral care event in a Special Care Nursery to demonstrate the aspects of preparati... [more]

Claims that modern hospitals are settings for human change and for religious ministry. Uses a pastoral care event in a Special Care Nursery to demonstrate the aspects of preparation, intervention, case development, crisis, and resolution. Details eleven salient features of the hospital chaplain in the modern hospital.

Citations Scopus - 8
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Gray MM, Crofts PJ, Geggie JB, Gibbons JL, Stuart GR, 'Putting Families First - Towards the Development of a one stop model of service provision for families of young children', Family and Community Strengths Conference (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Graeme Stuart, Mel Gray, Judi Geggie
2003 Gray MM, Gibbons JL, Lawrence W, Agllias KB, 'The Windale Wisdom Project: Researching Community Strengths', Family and Community Strengths Conference (2003) [E3]
Co-authors Kylie Agllias, Mel Gray
2002 Gibbons JL, 'Critical Thinking: Preparing students for the complexities of social work practice', Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (2002) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 15
Total funding $72,279

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20062 grants / $11,500

Capacity building in aged residential care: An intervention research project$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons, Ms PENNY Crofts
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186673
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

33rd International Congress of Schools of Social Work, 28 Aug - 1 Sept 2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186147
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20055 grants / $22,574

Map Your Future: An intervention research project aimed at assisting women to achieve their potential through mentoring relationships$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons, Professor Mel Gray
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185731
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Map your future: An intervention research project aimed at assisting women from socio-economically disadvantaged areas to achieve their potential$5,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184737
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Visit of Prof Linda Reeser 24/5/2005 to 10/6/2005$4,134

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184449
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Mentoring male social work students - Developing a strategy to increase retention rates$2,500

Funding body: Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Educators

Funding body Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Educators
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons, Ms PENNY Crofts
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185863
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The 4th Australian Family and Community Strengths Conference, 5-8 December 2005$440

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185997
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20043 grants / $33,085

Map your future$24,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Housing

Funding body NSW Department of Housing
Project Team Professor Mel Gray, Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0185765
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Single session social work interventions in hospitals: Client perspectives$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183803
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Global Social Work Congress 2004, 2-6 October 2004, Adelaide$1,085

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184457
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $470

Third Australian Family and Community Strengths Conference (Biennial) 30/11/03 to 3/12/03$470

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183677
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,400

Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work France, 15-18 July 2002$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181975
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20011 grants / $1,350

3rd International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Finland 1-5 July 2001$1,350

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180760
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $344

The Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the IFSW, APASWE, and AASWWE, Brisbane.$344

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0179096
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $556

2nd International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Melbourne 12-15 January 1998$556

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Gibbons
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179799
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed6
Current0

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2013 Masters The Homecoming Experiences of Female Saudi Arabian International Students M Philosophy (Social Work), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Every Family: Intergenerational Estrangement Between Older Parents and Their Adult-children PhD (Social Work), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Map Your Future: A Study of a Mentoring Program for Women from Disadvantaged Communities PhD (Social Work), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2004 Masters "Not a specialist...just a decent human being M Social Work [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2004 Masters The Medicalisation of Feelings: Processes That Determine the Use of Anti Depressant Pharmacotherapy Rather Than Combined Models of Care Within the Acute Care Setting M Social Work [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2002 Masters Evaluation of Sexual Assault Clinical Guideline Implementation M Social Work [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
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Dr Jill Gibbons

Position

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

Focus area

Social Work

Contact Details

Email jill.gibbons@newcastle.edu.au
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