|Position/s:||Convenor, Bachelor of Justice and Society and Bachelor of Justice and Society (Law Pathway)|
Flinders Law School
Flinders Law School
|Phone:||+61 8 82013856|
|Location:||Law Commerce (3.41)|
|Postal address:||GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia|
Mary joined Legal Studies at Flinders University in 2004 after studying at Flinders as a mature age student. She currently teaches and conducts research about a range of social justice issues related to the family. In particular her research explores the development of policies that impact on the family and the practical implications of those policies for family members. She has a keen interest in developing links between the university and the community, particularly in the southern area of Adelaide. Her current PhD thesis, What a shame to Blame, explores the experiences of parents of adolescents who are behaving violently within the family. She has co-authored a report Exposing the Dark side of parenting: A report of parents' experiences of child and adolescent family violence presenting research which was undertaken in cooperation with a number of community agencies. Following from this she has co-authored Walking on eggshells...a resources booklet for parents http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/law/law-resources/
BA (Hons) Flinders University
Equal Opportunity Medal recipient 2001
Australian Postgraduate award with Stipen 1998
Chancellor's Letter of Commendation 1997
Heather Barnes Scholarship 1996
Jessie Cooper Study Grant 1995
Course coordinator Bachelor of Justice and Society, Teaching into Bachelor of Justice and Society and Legal Studies topics, researching in the area of family violence and particularly adolescent family violence.
Children, parents and families
Adolescent family violence
Mental Health Policy
Coordinating two Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects, the Southern Justice Network and the Respectful Relationships project.
Actively involved with the Onkaparing Collaborative Approach for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Indigenous Family Violence.
Developing Work Integrated learning topics through liaison with government and community organisations.