Mrs Judi Geggie

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

As Director of the Family Action Centre Judi Geggie has advocated strongly for research to inform community development and family services policy and practice, with considerable success. Important research areas of the Family Action Centre include family strengths, community development with marginaised communities, men and boys, including fatherhood and organisational change with a focus on strength-based practices. As an administrator of an organisation with 35 staff, Judi has concentrated on advocacy and development of research initiatives. Her efforts have brought in almost $5 million in research income to the Family Action Centre from 2001 to 2006. While not having a specific research focus to her role as director, Judi has nonetheless published in the fields of interest of the FAC; been an invited keynote at several international and national conferences and has negotiated and developed many research collaborations with international and national agencies and organisations that have lead to changes in government policy and in innovative models of practice being adopted in areas of family and community work. The Google Scholar search engine was used to determine how many people have cited Judis work. A Google scholar search using the search terms Judi Geggie Australia found 3 publications, with 1 citation. Another Google Scholar search using the search terms Judi Geggie Family Action Centre found a total of 6 publications, with a total of 2 citations. An ordinary Google search under Judi Geggie Australia found 27 results. An ordinary Google search under Judi Geggie Family Action Centre found 19 results.

Research Expertise
Ms Geggie is an intellectual leader in the field of family strengths practices and organisational change based on the strengths approach. She has particularly fostered the concept of the strengths approach in men and boys work and Indigenous community development. She has developed several important international, national and internal university collaborations with researchers, institutional partners and practitioners in this field and has contributed to the development of new models of practice being adopted across government and community services in several countries including Australia, China, Korea and Mexico. As director of the centre, Ms Geggie has initiated and provided intellectual leadership for over 20 new family and community research projects.

Teaching Expertise
Ms Geggie has been an invited lecturer to students in Social work, social welfare, education and allied health degrees at the University of Newcastle.

Administrative Expertise
Ms Geggie has been director of the Family Action Centre since 2000 and the assistant director from 1991 to 2000. Under her leadership, the research functions of the Family Action Centre have grown to the extent that FAC has brought in almost $5 million in research funding in he period 2001 to 2006. Under Ms Geggie's leadership, the research and dissemination functions of the FAC are now in equal proportion in staffing and funding to the community programs functions of the FAC. 

Qualifications

  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Physical Education, Wollongong Teachers College
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • family strengths
  • strengths-based approaches to community development

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 50
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2002 - 1/06/2003 Consultant for FACS, 2002-2003 Department of Family and Community Services
1/01/2000 -  Director University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1997 -  Lecturer in Physical Education and Early Childhood Movement Hunter Institute of Higher Education
Australia
1/01/1991 - 1/12/2000 Assistant Director University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1990 - 1/12/2005 Invited Lecturer University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/1989 - 1/12/1999 Executive Project Officer, National Dissemination Program

Family Action Centre, Faculty of Health

University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1986 - 1/12/1988 Field Director, Hunter Caravan Project Hunter Institute of Higher Education
Hunter Caravan Project
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research Ltd Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research Ltd
Australia
Member - Australian Institute of Family Studies Australian Institute of Family Studies

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Creative Environments that Support Children and Families
Organisation: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Description: Invited Keynote Speaker. Creating Environments that Support Children and Families Conference, Adelaide, March 2006. Paper delivered: Using Research to Assist in the Development of Effective Father Inclusive Practice
2005 Family Stress and Psychological Consulting
Organisation: Institute of Sociology of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, the Shanghai Center of Psychological Consulting and Training, and the Shaghai Association of Marriage and Family Research Description: Invited Keynote Speaker. "Family Stress and Psychological Consulting" held in Shanghai, China in July 2005. Paper delivered: Australian Practices in Family Education. This paper has been translated and published as a book chapter in China.
2005 The Mexican International Family Strengths Conference
Organisation: Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios en Antropologia Social (CIESAS), Cemanahuac Educativa Comunidad, the International Family Strengths Consortium and the University of Nebraska-Lincon, USA. Description: Invited Keynote Speaker. The Mexican International Family Strengths Conference, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2005. Paper delivered: Service Providers, Policy Makers and Researchers: Thinking and Acting Differently to Strengthen Families.
2004 Korean International Family Strengths Conference
Organisation: The Korean Family Studies Association, Korean Association of Family Relations, and Korean Family Counselling and Education Description: Invited Keynote Speaker at the Korean International Family Strengths Conference, Seoul, Korea, 2004. Paper entitled: Discovering the Strengths of Australian Families Making the Results into Effective Tools for Professionals and Families.
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Publications

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


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Defrain J, Asay S, Geggie JB, 'Family strengths: An international perspective', Working with Vulnerable Families: A Partnership Approach, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 29-48 (2010) [B1]
2009 Geggie JB, 'Una universidad australiana que trabaja de manera excepcional promoviendo cambios de politicas y practicas a fin de fortalecer a las familias y a las comunidades', Construyendo Relaciones y Fortalezas Familiares: Un Panorama Internacional, Miguel Angel Porrua, Alvaro Obregon, Mexico 233-278 (2009) [B1]
2006 Geggie JB, 'Australian Practices in Family Education', Urban Transition and Family Education, Shanghai Culture Publishing House, Shanghai, China 219-232 (2006) [B1]

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Geggie JB, Weston R, Hayes A, Silberberg S, 'The shaping of strengths and challenges of Australian families: Implications for policy and practice', Marriage and Family Review, 41 217-239 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1300/J002v41n03_01
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Alan Hayes

Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Geggie JB, Defrain J, Defrain N, Blyton GM, Holt L, 'Australian Families, Cultures and Environments: An Annotated Bibliography', - (2009) [D2]

Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Geggie JB, 'Co-responsibility for family, community and institutions to enhance child development outcomes: A role for universities', Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Early Childhood Development and Education. Programme (2012) [E3]
2008 Geggie JB, Crofts PJ, 'Case study 3: No survey without service: A unique idea for a university', 5th Australian Family and Community Strengths Conference: Program & Abstract Book (2008) [E3]
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 Jill Gibbons, Graeme Stuart, Mel Gray
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Mrs Judi Geggie

Position

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email judi.geggie@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6859
Fax (02) 4921 8686

Office

Room ST3-1A
Building The Station
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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