Associate Professor Damien Riggs

ARC Future Fellowship

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Sciences South (359)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. My Fellowship focuses on family diversity, and to date has included studies of public attitudes to family diversity, transgender parents, fertility preservation, heterosexual first time parents, surrogacy, foster care, and embryo donation for formation formation.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor Behaviour Sciences (Flinders)
  • Bachelor Social Sciences (Psychology Honours) (CSU)
  • Phd (Adelaide)
Honours, awards and grants
2010 Early Career Researcher Award, APS
2011 VC Early Career Research Award, Flinders
Research expertise
Communication and media studies
Gender Studies
Health professional education
Health services research
Mental health promotion in educational settings
Social work
Research interests
  • kinship studies
  • child protection
  • LGBTQ social science research¬†
  • health education
  • wellbeing in marginalised communities
Supervisory interests
Child protection
Family changes in Australia
Family development
Family responses to grief and loss
Gender and sexuality
Health education, curriculum development
Health education, primary and middle school setting
Sexual health and family planning
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: gender, cultural geographies, sexuality, place (1), families, diversity, genealogy, adoption, surrogacy, marriage (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Psychology (2), foster care, specialist care, residential care, child protection (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Children/Youth
Gender studies
Reproduction
Surrogacy
Foster Care
Lesbian and Gay Parenting
Transgender people
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Children/Youth
  • Gender studies
  • Reproduction
  • Surrogacy
Interests
  • Foster Care
  • Lesbian and Gay Parenting
  • Transgender people
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