Overview

Current Work

Senior Lecturer, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University
Program Director, Postgraduate Programs (Human Services)
 

Expertise Keywords

  • Creative research methods
  • Embodied and place based research methods
  • Music health and wellbeing
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Qualitative Research
  • Social determinants of health and wellbeing

Subject Area Codes

  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
  • Social Change
  • Social Work

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 60 (Other: 60)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Invitations

  • Workshop
    Collaborative songwriting for community and cultural development,   Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu,   2016,  
    Invited songwriting workshop facilitator for community and cultural development project involving traditional and contemporary musics in Vanuatu. Jointly developed song with local musicians that went on to win the Pacific Song Competition 2016.
  • Workshop
    First Peoples Health and Practice,   First Peoples Health Unit, Griffith University,   2016,  
    Invited guest presenter on frameworks for anti-oppressive and anti-racist practice to physiotherapy students involved in intensive study. Built student and staff awareness of whiteness and privilege and how this intersects with racism and anti-racist practice.
  • Panelist
    Music as a social determinant of health,   Queensland Conservatorium,   2016,  
    Invited panelist in half day public event exploring music and mental health, a collaborative project between researchers in Griffith University Health and the Queensland Conservatorium.
  • Workshop
    1000 Voices Disability Life storytelling,   United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP),   2010,  
    Invited expert on methodology and practice knowledge from the 1000 Voices project to shape Asia-Pacific Disability Livelihoods research conducted by the UN-ESCAP.
  • Panelist
    Healthy Places, Healthy Communities,   Menzies Health Institute Queensland,   2016,  
    Invited panelist in discussions on qualitative and mixed methods research. Planning for applied collaborative research projects.
  • Other
    Board Member,   Sweet Freedom Pty Ltd,   2014,  
    Established this organisation as a tax deductible gift recipient in Australia and contributed to new constitution and fundraising activities. Facilitated strategic planning workshops and organisational development.

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • First Aust & Social Justice (2032HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust & Social Justice (2032HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Australians (7210MED)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Australians (7210MED)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Peoples Health (7210MED)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Peoples Health (7210MED)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Australians (7210PBH)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Australians (7210PBH)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Indigenous Health (7210PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • Indigenous Health (7210PBH)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust & Social Justice (2032HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust & Social Justice (2032HSV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust & Social Justice (2032HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Australians (7210MED)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Australians (7210MED)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • First Australians (7210MED)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Australians (7210MED)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Australians (7210PBH)
    Convenor, In Person, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Australians (7210PBH)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Australians (7210PBH)
    Convenor, Online, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • First Australians (7210PBH)
    Teacher, Online, South Bank Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2016.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Australian Indigenous Practice (2032HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust & Social Justice (2032HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2015.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Working with Diverse Pops (7030HSV)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2014.
  • Working with Diverse Pops (7030HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2014.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Aboriginal and TSI Practice (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Equity and Diversity (1028HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Working with Diverse Pops (7030HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Summer semester (Jan/Feb), 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • First Aust&Social Justice(Adv) (7047HSV)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Exploring Music (1101QCM)
    Teacher, In Person, South Bank Campus, Semester 1, 2013.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

Supervising qualitative research with strong social justice and creative foci.

Background

Bio

Research Expertise: qualitative research methodologies; creative narrative research; sensory ethnography; music and sound in social life; happiness and wellbeing.  

Education and Training

  • GCertMusSt Graduate Certificate In Music Studies, Queensland University of Technology 2010 - 2011
  • BBusHons Bachelor Of Business With Honours, Queensland University of Technology 1995 - 1998
  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology 2000 - 2003