The University of Newcastle, Australia

HCSF people

Professor Margaret Alston

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Social Work

Expertise: climate change; environmental disaster; gender; rural women; social sustainability; violence against women

Dr David Betts

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Social Work

Expertise: gerontology; sexual and gender minorities; social work

Dr Tamara Blakemore

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Social Work

Expertise: child sexual abuse, family disadvantage, resilience

Associate Professor Penny Buykx

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Social Work

Expertise: access to treatment; alcohol and substance abuse; public health policy; rural health

Dr Traci Flynn

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Speech Pathology

Expertise: hearing impairment; language; rehabilitation

Associate Professor Wendy Foote

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Social Work

Expertise: welfare practice, policy and regulations; vulnerable child and family health; child protection; kinship care

Emeritus Professor Mel Gray

Emeritus Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Social Work

Expertise: Australian human services; evidence-based practice; Indigenous social work; knowledge production; knowledge translation; morals, values and ethics; neoliberalism; social development; social policy; social work; social work ethics; social work and art; social work theory & philosophy; theory and philosophy of social work; welfare reform.

Associate Professor Mark Harvey

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Linguistics

Expertise: language description and documentation, focussing on indigenous Australian languages; phonology; morphology; complex predicates.

Associate Professor Sally Hewat

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Speech Pathology

Expertise: clinical education, evidence-based practice, stuttering, International engagement

Dr Kiwako Ito

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Linguistics

Expertise: eye tracking for studying language processing; language acquisition; psycholinguistics; speech signal processing.

Dr Alan Libert

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Linguistics

Expertise: Turkic languages; artificial languages; adpositions; onomastics.

Dr Catriona Malau

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Linguistics

Expertise: Language description and documentation; Oceanic languages of the Pacific, focussing on Vanuatu.

Dr Christo Moskovsky

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Linguistics

Expertise: Second language acquisition; bilingualism.

Associate Professor Bill Palmer

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Linguistics

Expertise: language description and documentation; Oceanic languages of Pacific, focussing on Bougainville and Solomon Islands; syntax.

Mr Phillip Pallas

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Social Work

Expertise: communication skills; community development; remote social work; indigenous knowledge

Mrs Julie Steffner

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Social Work

Expertise: child and family services with non-government organizations; out-of-home child care; regional family resilience strategy

Dr Joanne Steel

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Speech Pathology

Expertise: adult neurogenic communication disability; cognitive communication; discourse analysis; social communication; traumatic brain injury

Dr Liz Spencer

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Speech Pathology

Expertise: clinical linguistics, discourse analysis, language and ageing, paediatric language

Dr Rachael Unicomb

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Speech Pathology

Expertise: blended learning; clinical education; clinical skills; evidence-based practice; fluency; paediatric language; paediatric speech sound disorders; stuttering

Ms Joanne Walters

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Speech Pathology

Expertise: clinical education; clinical skills; evidence-based practice; inter professional learning (IPL); paediatric language; paediatric speech and sound disorders; simulation; work-integrated learning

Dr Gwendalyn Webb

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Speech Pathology

Expertise: Australian Aboriginal peoples; disability; early childhood; intercultural communication