Dr Meaghan Katrak
School of Humanities and Social Science (Social Work)
- Phone: (02) 4921 5765
Meaghan joins the school of Humanities and Social Sciences with an extensive social work background of practice spanning counselling, group work, program development, capacity building, community development and academia. Meaghan has particular interest in and commitment to social work with Indigenous communities, and has spent over 25 years working alongside her local (Victorian) Aboriginal community.Research Expertise
Meaghan's research interests span community development and capacity building, particularly the lived experiences of Indignenous communities in relation to social work practice.
Ethics Social work interpersonal skills Group work
Meaghan has particular interest in communities, particularly the lived experiences of strength and resilience within Aboriginal communities in contemporary society.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
- Bachelor of Social Work, La Trobe University
- Master of Social Work, Monash University
- Community Capacity Building
- Ethical Decision Making in Social Work
- Indigenous communities and social work
- Indigenous research methodologies
- Social Work Education
- Social Work Interpersonal Skills
Fields of Research
|160799||Social Work not elsewhere classified||100|
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Book (1 outputs)
Howard A, Katrak M, Blakemore T, Pallas P, Rural, Regional and Remote Social Work : Practice Research from Australia, Routledge, Milton Park, Abingdon, 129 (2016) [A1]
Journal article (1 outputs)
Day J, Thorington Taylor AC, Hunter S, Summons P, van der Riet P, Harris M, et al., 'Experiences of older people following the introduction of consumer-directed care to home care packages: A qualitative descriptive study', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37 275-282 (2018) [C1]
© 2018 AJA Inc. Objective: To explore the experiences of older people receiving home care package (HCP) support following the introduction of consumer-directed care (CDC) by the A... [more]
© 2018 AJA Inc. Objective: To explore the experiences of older people receiving home care package (HCP) support following the introduction of consumer-directed care (CDC) by the Australian government on 1 July 2015. Methods: Thirty-one older people with existing HCP support from two service providers in regional New South Wales, Australia, participated in a face-to-face interview and/or a qualitative survey. Results: Analysis revealed the theme of Choices: Preferences, constraints, balancing and choosing. Participants described choosing to live at home with HCP support; however, they were constrained by poor communication and information about service changes and options, personal budgets and access to future care. HCP services remained largely unchanged during transition to CDC. Conclusion: Many aspects of the initial implementation of CDC were challenging for older people. Clear, relevant and timely communication and information about CDC and its consequences for consumers appear to be needed to enhance CDC.
Conference (1 outputs)
Wubishet BL, Harris M, Abbas SS, Lang D, Acharya S, Byles J, 'COSTS OF MAJOR COMPLICATIONS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW', VALUE IN HEALTH (2017)
Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
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20141 grants / $9,091
Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services
|Funding body||Department of Family and Community Services|
|Project Team||Doctor Amanda Howard, Doctor Tamara Blakemore, Doctor Meaghan Katrak, Mrs Miriam Bevis|
|Scheme||NSW Organisation Transition Fund|
|Type Of Funding||Other Public Sector - State|