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Researcher: Patford, J (Dr Janet Patford)

Fields of Research

Social work
Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Social policy
Social psychology
Health psychology
Psychology of ageing
Public policy
People with disability
Family care
Health and community services
Other Indigenous studies
Health services and systems
Preventative health care
Mental health services
Primary health care
Social change
Family law

Research Objectives

Families and family services
Professions and professionalisation
Pacific Peoples community services
Other culture and society
Expanding knowledge in human society
Women's and maternal health
Other education and training
Behaviour and health
Health policy evaluation
Children's services and childcare
Communication
Other health
Mental health
Nga tokoingoa hauora (determinants of Maori health)

Career Best Publications

Barriers to help seeking during separation and divorce; Australian Journal of Social Research
How counsellors generate process knowledge: A content analysis of commentaries on referrals concerning gambling; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Linked Lives: Adult Children's Experiences of Late Onset Parental Gambling Problems; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Partners and Cross-Sex Friends: A Preliminary Study of the Way Marital and Defacto Partnerships Affect Verbal Intimacy with Cross-Sex Friends; Journal of Family Studies
The Yoke of Care: How Parents and Parents-in-law Experience and Understand Adult Children's Gambling; Australian Journal of Primary Health

Research Publications

A plea to the forgotten victims
Barriers to help seeking during separation and divorce; Australian Journal of Social Research
Can I do social work and do I want to? Students' perception of significant learning incidents during practica; Australian Social Work
Comments on the Pupil Welfare Coordinator Scheme; Inter View
Dilemmas for Social Workers in Secondary Settings; In the Shadow of the Law
Educating for cross-disciplinary collaboration: Present trends and future possibilities; Australian Social Work
For poorer: how men experience, understand and respond to problematic aspects of a partner's gambling; Gambling Research
For Worse, for Poorer and in Ill Health: How Women Experience, Understand and Respond to a Partner's Gambling Problems; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Homes away from home: Registered clubs as leisure providers for older people living in the Tweed Heads region of Australia; Annals of Leisure Research
How counsellors generate process knowledge: A content analysis of commentaries on referrals concerning gambling; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Intimacy in the Friendships of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People: A preliminary study of gender and age effects; The Australian Journal of Social Research
Linked Lives: Adult Children's Experiences of Late Onset Parental Gambling Problems; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Moving Forward: A Study of the Needs of Developmentally Disabled People in Northern Tasmania
Partners and Cross-Sex Friends: A Preliminary Study of the Way Marital and Defacto Partnerships Affect Verbal Intimacy with Cross-Sex Friends; Journal of Family Studies
Stepfamily life: Problems and positives; Inter View
The Doctor's Role in Separation: Reflections on some preliminary data; Australian Family Physician
The Yoke of Care: How Parents and Parents-in-law Experience and Understand Adult Children's Gambling; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Welfare committees - a forum where schools can tackle the issues; Inter View
What shall I do?; Inter View
What's happening in health: Progress and prospects for social work
With due consideration: Australian human service practitioners' understandings of confidentiality and disclosure obligations in regard to cases concerning gambling-related theft; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

Research Projects

Adolescents' and Young Adults' Stories Regarding Gambling: A Narrative Inquiry; Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
Effects of Parental Gambling on the Family: How Partners and Dependent Children Cope; Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania (DHHS)
Family Violence and Problem Gambling in Help-Seeking Populations: Prevalence, Comorbidity, Impact and Coping; Australian Research Council (ARC)
General practitioners' role in divorce; Department of Health and Ageing (DHA)
Governing Gambling: A Comparison of Voluntary Codes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Third Party Exclusion Schemes for the Victims of Problem Gambling: In Concept and in Practice; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Adolescents' and Young Adults' Stories Regarding Gambling- A Narrative Inquiry
Dementia
Evaluation of a group program working with children & non-abusive parents who have observed & experienced domestic violence
Gambling
Laboured Sexualities- The Experiences of Young Queer People in the Workplace
Long Term Foster Care in Tasmania- Outcomes and Vested Interests
Meaning systems, quality of life & leteracy/numeracy tuition within the mental health setting
Mental Health and Migration
Nurturing Citizens- An enquiry into Citizenship and Attachment Theory
Older Women Who Live Alone- An Interpretive Approach to Bridging the Gap Between Lived Experiences and Policy Discourses
Psycho-social support in episodic affective disorders experienced by adolescents with diagnosed mental health conditions
Responsible Fathering- Its effect on therapeutic outcomes with children with difficult behaviours
The nature and extent of agression in nurses clinical settings.
The nexus between social owrk, volunteer work and social capital
The police experience of domestic violence inteventions
Unemployment and community
Who Cares When a Temporary Visa Holder Leaves a Relationship Because of Domestic Violence?