The University of Newcastle, Australia

People

UON researchers

Professor Margaret Alston

Professor Margaret Alston

T: (02) 4921 6702
E: Margaret.alston@newcastle.edu.au

BIO: Margaret is a Professor of Social Work in the School of Humanities and Social Science at UON. Prior to coming to Newcastle, she was Professor of Social Work and Head of Department at Monash University, where she established the Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS) research unit in 2008. Previously Margaret worked at Charles Sturt University for 21 years.

A/Professor Wendy Foote

A/Professor Wendy Foote

T: (02) 4921 53041
E: wendy.foote@newcastle.edu.au

BIO: Wendy is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at UON. Wendy has had extensive experience in different theatres of social work practice and research, with a career that has included working with families and children in health, welfare and forensic settings. Wendy’s research interests have been inspired by her experiences as a practitioner. Wendy has recently returned to academia after spending seven years as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies.

A/Professor Penny Buykx

A/Professor Penny Buykx

T: (02) 4921 7786
E: penelope.buykx@newcastle.edu.au

BIO: Penny is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science at UON. Her research interests include public health, alcohol and other substance use policy, access to treatment systems, hard to reach populations and rural health. Prior to joining the University of Newcastle, Penny spent almost five years at the University of Sheffield in the UK. She has also worked for Monash University School of Rural Health (Bendigo), Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre (Melbourne), and the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University (Perth).

Other researchers

Dr Kerri Whittenbury

Dr Kerri Whittenbury

E:Kerri.whittenbury@monash.edu

BIO: Kerri is a Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University. Kerri is also a sociologist with research interests in women and gender, rural communities, rural and farm families, irrigation communities and gender and climate change. Kerri is currently working on several research projects that focus on the gendered social and health impacts of climate change and drought.

Margareta Windisch, PhD candidate (Monash University)

Margareta Windisch, PhD candidate (Monash University)

E: margareta.windisch@monash.edu.

BIO: Margareta is an experienced educator who has worked in Community Services and Social Work programs in the Australian TAFE and Higher Education sector for the last nine years. Margareta has a strong interest in Community Development practices and social action and has been engaged in many social justice and human rights campaigns over the years. She is particularity passionate about climate justice and women's rights and is a PhD candidate at Monash University, focusing on the nexus of urban heatwaves and gendered social vulnerability.

GLASS Centre staff

Tanya Carlyle

Tanya Carlyle

Research Assistant

M: 0407  276 061 
E: tanya.carlyle@newcastle.edu.au