The University of Newcastle, Australia

Our researchers

Healthy Communities and Social Futures

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

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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

Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry

HCCI people

Our team regularly produces new research knowledge on their areas of expertise as well as making it accessible to others through teaching and public engagement initiatives. Further details can be found on their university profile pages linked below.

Dr Kate Ariotti

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: Australian history; the First World War; prisoners of war; war and society.

Dr Elizabeth Baynham

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Ancient History

Expertise: cultural studies; Greek studies; historical studies.

Dr James Bennett

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: Australia and the Pacific; Australian history; documentary film; gender and sexuality; history, film and representation; the First World War especially film and representation; the Labour movement; war and society.

Professor Joanna Bourke

Global Innovation Chair
Office PVC - Education and Arts

History

Expertise: history of violence; face-to-face killing; nineteenth to twentieth-century history of British, Irish, American and Australian society.

Dr Kit Candlin

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: American History, especially colonial America; European empires; the history of violence and war.

Associate Professor Nancy Cushing

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: air pollution; Australian cultural history; environmental history; food studies; heritage studies; human/animal relations; Newcastle; urban history

Dr Sacha Davis

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: Germany; Habsburg; Hungary; Roma; Romania; Saxon; Transylvania; Transylvanianism; Zigeuner; diaspora; eugenics; fascism; landscape; migration; minority; nationalism; transnationalism; travel writing; travelogue; wine.

Professor Philip Dwyer

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: biography; eighteenth-century Europe; Europe and the world; film and history; history of violence; modern European history; the French Revolution and Napoleon; the massacre in history; war memoirs; war and society.

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Professor Marguerite Johnson

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Ancient History

Expertise: classical reception; gender and sexuality studies; Greek and Latin literature; magic in antiquity; myth and fairytale.

Dr Effie Karageorgos

Education Focused Academic
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: war history; history of psychiatry and mental illness; history of gender; history of race; South African history; Vietnamese history.

Associate Professor Hans Lukas Kieser

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: Alevilik history; Armenian history; biography; contemporary Middle East; genocide; history of Turkey; massacre; modern history; modern history of the Kurds; Ottoman Empire; political violence; violence studies; religion; war; World War I.

Mr Hugh Lindsay

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Ancient History

Expertise: Roman imperial history; Greek and Roman historiography; Roman biography, especially Suetonius; Greek and Roman society; ancient geography; the geographer Strabo.

Dr Julie McIntyre

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: agriculture; Australia's Atlantic; Australian and international wine studies; environmental history; global Newcastle; histories of science; knowledge mobilities; theories of civilising processes; tourism; trans-imperial migration.

Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: Defence history; international affairs.

Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen

ARC DECRA Fellow
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: gender and war; history of psychiatry; war memorialisation; World War II.

Professor Lyndall Ryan

Conjoint Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: Aboriginal history; Australian history; Australian studies; feminist history; women's studies.

Dr Timothy Stanley

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Studies of Religion

Expertise: philosophy of religion; intellectual history; history of religious ideas.

Dr Chip Van Dyk

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

History

Expertise: food history; early modern and modern European history; economic history; business history and law.

Screens, Languages, English and Writing

SLEW people

Dr Rebecca Beirne

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Expertise: television studies; gender, sexuality and LGBTIQ studies; film studies; media audiences and consumption; race and ethnicity in media cultures; postcolonial studies; documentary film and television; popular culture; media institutions; comics and graphic novels

Dr Brooke Collins-Gearing

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: Indigenous literature; postcolonial literature; children's literature; Young Adult Literature

Emeritus Professor Hugh Craig

Emeritus Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: authorship; computational stylistics; drama; early modern; English literature; Jane Austen; literary studies; Renaissance drama; Shakespeare; stylistics; text mining.

Dr Gabriella Edelstein

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: drama; early modern literature; Jacobean and Elizabethan playwrights; Shakespeare

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Dr Jessica Ford

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Expertise: contemporary feminisms; American indie cinema; gender studies; women filmmakers; television studies; Australian television; authorship on screen; race and gender in media cultures; feminist media studies; gender, sexuality and race in digital cultures; popular culture; reboots, adaptations and retellings; celebrity studies

Associate Professor Keri Glastonbury

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: contemporary Australian poetry; nonfiction; creative writing.

Associate Professor Jesper Gulddal

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: global crime fiction; mobility studies; World Literature; comparative literature; history and theory of the novel; 18th and 19th century literature; literary theory

Dr Alexandra Lewis

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: Australian literature; creative writing; fiction; fin-de-siècle literature; history of medicine, psychology and the emotions; life writing; literature and science 1800 to present; memory studies; Neo-Victorian fiction; short fiction; the Brontes and George Eliot; trauma narratives circa 19th century to present; travel writing; twentieth-century women’s writing; Victorian literature and culture

Dr Erin McCarthy

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: British literature; bibliography; book history; computational humanities; digital humanities; early modernity; history of reading; manuscript studies; paleography; poetry and poetics; quantitative methods; scholarly editing; women’s writing

Dr David Musgrave

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: contemporary Australian poetry and novel; the satire; creative writing

Associate Professor Trisha Pender

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: early modern women's literature; Jane Austen; literature and film; popular culture; contemporary women's literature

Mrs Sophie Rankin

Associate Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

French

Expertise: French language, foreign language acquisition.

Associate Professor Alistair Rolls

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

French

Expertise: Boris Vian; existentialism; fetishism; twentieth and twenty-first century literature

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Dr Shigeru Sato

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Japanese

Expertise: Socio-economic impact of World War II in Southeast Asia; literary studies

Professor Rosalind Smith

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, especially women’s writing; material cultures of the book; marginalia; form; genre; sonnets; complaint; authorship and attribution; true crime in early modern and Australian literature

Dr Graham Squires

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Japanese

Expertise: intellectual history in the Meiji period; Japanese-English translation

Dr Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

French

Expertise: foreign language acquisition; French culture, language and literature; literary analysis; literary translation theories and practices

Associate Professor Caroline Webb

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

English and Writing

Expertise: SF and fantasy literature, including Children's/YA fantasy literature; British modernist literature; recent British women's fiction

Societies and Cultures and Human Services

SACHS people

Dr Hedda Askland

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Anthropology

Expertise: social anthropology; community and identity; migration and displacement; place and place attachment; coal, energy, resources and extraction; social and environmental impact (incl. SIA).

Associate Professor Caragh Brosnan

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: health and illness; medicine; complementary medicine; bioscience; professions; professional knowledge; professional identity; higher education; medical education

Professor Penny Jane Burke

Director, Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education and Global Innovation Chair of Equity
Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Ed

Sociology

Expertise: higher education; access and student experience; community wellbeing; culture and agency; governance, policy and practice

Dr Julia Coffey

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: sociology of health; youth studies; sociology of gender; sociology of the body; identity

Dr Julia Cook

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: futurity; housing; place; residential mobility; sociology of time; young adulthood; youth

Dr Kate Davies

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Human Services

Expertise: community development; disability; evaluation; international aid and development; mental health; peer support; service-user participation and lived experience; sociology of health

Dr Justin Ellis

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Criminology

Expertise: communications technology; LGBTIQ studies; accountability; digital media; journalism; legitimacy; policing; surveillance; vulnerable populations

Dr David Farrugia

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: sociology of youth; rural and regional sociology; sociology of space and place; homelessness

Professor Rosalind Gill

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: work and labour; new technologies; practices of inequality; media and gender; intimacy and sexuality; identity and subjectivity.

Associate Professor Daniela Heil

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Anthropology

Expertise: social and cultural anthropology; medical anthropology; political economy of health; Indigenous health and wellbeing; body, personhood and self; surrogacy

Dr S. A. Hamed Hosseini

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: Post-capitalist Alternative Futures; Quantitative and Mixed Methods, Social movements including youth movements; Applied Social and Community Informatics, Sociology of information technologies and big data analytics, Social Psychology, Social wellbeing and well-living, Ethnic minorities and discrimination.

Dr Chris Krogh

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Human Services

Expertise: care-full human services practice; document research; ecological paradigm; evaluation; Gosford CBD reinvigoration

Dr Xanthe Mallett

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Criminology

Expertise: criminology; gendered crime; miscarriages of justice; media and crime; forensic anthropology; evidential evaluation

Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra

Professor of Urban Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: borderlands; cities; concrete; digital urbanism; environmental justice; frontiers; gender and masculinity; infrastructure; piracy and fakes; face and ethnicity; ruins; South Asia; technology; urbanization

Dr Kathleen McPhillips

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: religion and gender; sexual violence and trauma; sociology of child abuse; sociology of institutions; psychoanalysis and culture; sociology of mental health; politics of post-secularism and religion; feminist theory

Dr Kate Senior

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Anthropology

Expertise: public health and health services; Australian Aboriginal communities; health and wellbeing of Indigenous adolescents

Dr Ann Taylor

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: sociology of health and gender; professions, midwifery and childbirth; primary health care; qualitative methods

Dr Steven Threadgold

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Sociology

Expertise: youth sociology; class and inequality; youth transitions; youth culture; popular culture; Pierre Bourdieu; reflexivity and youth subjectivity; moral panic; consumer culture; risk and risk society