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 forcus 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 intrest 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 lectuerer 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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160599Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified50
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2002 - 1/06/2003Consultant for FACS, 2002-2003Department of Family and Community Services
1/01/2000 - DirectorUniversity of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1997 - Lecturer in Physical Education and Early Childhood MovementHunter Institute of Higher Education
Australia
1/01/1991 - 1/12/2000Assistant DirectorUniversity of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1990 - 1/12/2005Invited LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/1989 - 1/12/1999Executive Project Officer, National Dissemination Program
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse:collapse;width:241pt;" width="321"><tbody><tr height="19" style="height:14.4pt;"><td height="19" style="height:14.4pt;width:241pt;" width="321">Family Action Centre, Faculty of Health</td></tr></tbody></table>
University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1986 - 1/12/1988Field Director, Hunter Caravan ProjectHunter Institute of Higher Education
Hunter Caravan Project
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research LtdAustralia New Zealand Third Sector Research Ltd
Australia
Member - Australian Institute of Family StudiesAustralian Institute of Family Studies

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2006Creative 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
2005Family 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.
2005The 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.
2004Korean 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.
Edit

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Defrain 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]
2009Geggie 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]
2006Geggie 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Geggie 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]
DOI10.1300/J002v41n03_01
CitationsScopus - 2

Review (1 outputs)

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

Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Geggie 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, Cape Town, South Africa (2012) [E3]
2008Geggie 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, Callaghan, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsPenny Crofts
2003Gray 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, Newcastle University (2003) [E3]
Co-authorsPenny Crofts, Graeme Stuart, Jill Gibbons, Mel Gray
Edit

Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants22
Total funding$1,536,206

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20121 grants / $1,500

Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice: Where We've Been and Where We need to Go, Houston, Texas, USA, 18 - 21 April 2012$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200419
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $1,500

Third International Congress of Family, Puebla, Mexico, 7 - 9 September 2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100810
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20101 grants / $1,500

Pan African Family International Conference, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 20 - 24 July 2010$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000628
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $1,700

AUCEA National COnference 2008, University of Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island, Queensland, 9/7/2008 - 11/7/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189225
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $1,000

The First Asian International Conference on Humanized Health Care (2007), Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 3/12/2007 - 5/12/2007$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188381
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $43,840

Supporting caravan park residents - A national best practice forum$43,840

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding bodyDepartment of Family and Community Services
Project TeamDoctor Graeme Stuart, Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeNational Homelessness Strategy
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186658
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20054 grants / $750,570

Raymond Terrace Communities for Children$665,000

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding bodyDepartment of Family and Community Services
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeConsultancy/Tender
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185639
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Cross Cultural Awareness and Communication - Promoting Acceptance of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities$50,000

Funding body: Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs

Funding bodyDepartment of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeLiving in Harmony Community Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0186016
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Brothers Inside - Implementation Phase$27,000

Funding body: Perpetual Limited

Funding bodyPerpetual Limited
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeCharitable Trusts and Foundations Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184106
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Brothers Inside - Implementation Phase$8,570

Funding body: Perpetual Limited

Funding bodyPerpetual Limited
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeCharitable Trusts and Foundations Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184830
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20043 grants / $106,000

Building healthy caravan park communities$80,000

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamMr Paul Schott, Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeNational Illicit Drug Strategy
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183214
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Brothers Inside$15,000

Funding body: Mercy Foundation

Funding bodyMercy Foundation
Project TeamMs Gus Eddy, Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeMajor Research Grants
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184027
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Brothers Inside$11,000

Funding body: Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation

Funding bodyRio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0186909
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20031 grants / $75,000

Integrated Service Centre$75,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Community Services

Funding bodyNSW Department of Community Services
Project TeamProfessor Mel Gray, Mrs Judi Geggie
SchemeHunter Families First
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183066
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20022 grants / $159,551

Parents and Children's Support Service (PACSS).$99,551

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding bodyDepartment of Family and Community Services
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie, Mr Paul Schott
SchemeStronger Families and Communities Strategy
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182620
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

To develop literacy practices to involve fathers in the lives of their children.$60,000

Funding body: Ian Potter Foundation

Funding bodyIan Potter Foundation
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181682
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

20002 grants / $94,800

Engaging Fathers Project.$84,800

Funding body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Funding bodyBernard van Leer Foundation
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180180
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

Trends analysis of statistical information of Home-Start for the period 1989-2000.$10,000

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding bodyDepartment of Family and Community Services
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeData Analysis Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179572
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

19991 grants / $108,818

Building Family Strengths - A Resource for the Community$108,818

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeHealth & Family Services-Health Services Outcomes Branch
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178304
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

19981 grants / $50,000

CARAVAN PARKS PROJECT$50,000

Funding body: Westmead Hospital

Funding bodyWestmead Hospital
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeNSW Cervical Screening Program
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0178011
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

19971 grants / $113,000

Caravan Park Initiative - Development of National Training and Information Modules for SAAP Workers$113,000

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeCommunity Organisations` Support Program (COSP)
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0177637
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

19961 grants / $27,427

Health Workers' Think Tank on Strategies to Improve Access and Continuity for Transient Rural Groups$27,427

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding bodyCommonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project TeamMrs Judi Geggie
SchemeRural Health Support Education & Training (RHSET)
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0177653
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY
Edit

Mrs Judi Geggie

Position

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

Contact Details

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

Office

RoomST3-1A
BuildingThe Station
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
Edit