Dr Kate Seymour

Lecturer in Social Work

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Sciences South (339)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Kate is a qualified social worker with direct practice experience in a range of metropolitan and regional areas including child protection and work with adult offenders. Her research interests and expertise centre on the discursive construction of gender, masculinities and violence within the context of policy and practice in preventing, and responding to, violence.


PhD (Deakin University)

Masters of Social Science (Criminology)

Bachelor of Social Administration

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)

Key responsibilities

Academic Lead, Strengthening Social Work Practice Education (project)

Peer Evaluator (Teaching)

Research expertise
Gender Studies
Policy and administration
Social work
Research interests
Masculinities and violence
Gender(ed) violence
Policy constructions of social problems
Critical social work 
Topic coordinator
SOAD3102 Field Education 1
SOAD3107 Identity, Self and Agency
SOAD2011 Social Work & Reflective Practice
Supervisory interests
Critical criminology
Critical masculinity studies (scholarly distinction from masculinity or men's studies)
Critical social work
Domestic violence, criminal justice system responses
Gendered violence
Social policy
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: 1607 (1)
Associate supervisor: 1602 (1)
Expert for media contact
Gender studies
Social policy/welfare
Violence, Gendered Violence, Gender and Masculinities
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Crime
  • Culture
  • Deviance
  • Gender studies
  • Justice
  • Social policy/welfare
  • Violence
  • Violence, Gendered Violence, Gender and Masculinities
Further information

Current research grants

  • Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People ($40,000), 11/4/2018. Project: Understanding, exploring and evaluating a community visiting scheme for children in care. CIs: L Hallahan, K Seymour, S Wendt.

  • EPSW College Research Grant ($10,000), awarded 19/12/2017. Project: Working with complexity: Social work, professional judgement and adult protection. CIs: K Seymour (Lead) and L Hallahan.
  • EPSW College Research Grant ($12,000), awarded 19/12/2017. Project: Male violence – Educating for violence prevention. CIs: B Wadham, K Seymour, A Hutton.
  • Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream ($93,080), awarded, 1/5/2017. Project: Engaging Men: Invitational Narrative Approaches.CIs: S Wendt, K. Seymour, F. Buchanan.
  • School of Nursing & Midwifery ($17,650) & the Sammy D Foundation, 2017. Project: Men’s violence: Health, education, relationships, change. CIs: A Hutton, B Wadham, K Seymour.

Kate Seymour CV Sept 2018 (pdf)