Category Archives: Being an academic

University of Newcastle improving student experience???

A number of decisions and actions by the University of Newcastle (UON) leadership over the 12 months or so, have left me disillusioned and angry. I’m sick of their rhetoric that they are making changes to improve the experience of students, I cannot support some of their decisions, and I am angry when they have shown little empathy and compassion. Continue reading

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Best practice in counselling and mediation services: A collaborative case study of Uniting

A summary of a recently published report by Tamara Blakemore and me: Best practice and trends in counselling and mediation services in NSW: A collaborative case study of Uniting. Continue reading

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List of 2020 posts

A list of all my blog Continue reading

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Blog statistics for 2020 (Transparency report)

Each year I provide an overview of my blog statistics in case they are helpful or of interest to anybody else. I know when I started I had no idea what to expect in terms of number of views, so … Continue reading

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My current projects (February 2020)

My focus is slowing shifting and, in some ways, I’m returning to my roots in the peace movement. Here’s a brief overview of some of the projects I’m involved in. Continue reading

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List of 2019 posts

Here is a list of my blog posts for 2019 and how many views they received. Continue reading

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Blog statistics for 2019 (Transparency report)

Some blog statistics for 2019 including total views and the top posts for the year. Continue reading

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An example of strengths-based engagement

The following is part of a reflection from Vanessa Linden, one of my students in HLSC6105 (Engaging families and communities) as part of her Master of Family Studies at the University of Newcastle. She was happy for me to share … Continue reading

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Research at the Family Action Centre

Today I’m giving a two minute “pitch” about research at the Family Action Centre. We have to “show how your discipline’s research contributes to a consumer, client or potential industry partner.” Continue reading

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My current projects (April 2019)

I’m employed as a lecturer at the Family Action Centre (FAC), University of Newcastle (Australia) which is a great place for somebody with my interests as the FAC incorporates teaching, research, and the delivery of family and community programs. There is always something interesting going on. Here are some of the projects I’m currently involved in. Continue reading

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