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Dr Meaghan Katrak

Conjoint Fellow

School of Humanities and Social Science (Social Work)

  • Phone: (02) 4921 5765

Career Summary


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.

Teaching Expertise
Ethics Social work interpersonal skills Group work

Administrative Expertise

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

Code Description Percentage
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified 100


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 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]
Co-authors Meaghan Katrak, Amanda Howard, Tamara Blakemore

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $9,091

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20141 grants / $9,091

Evaluation of Financial Sustainability Project: Hunter Early Childhood Intervention Services$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
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401007
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS

Dr Meaghan Katrak


Conjoint Fellow
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Social Work

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 5765


Room W228
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308