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Date: 11/2/2021
Subject: October & November 2021 Newsletter
From: TASA Applied Sociology convenor

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Newsletter of the
Applied Sociology Thematic Group 

October & November 2021

Hi everyone

Update from October meeting
We finalised the last details for our end of year event with guest speaker Jayne Malenfant (see event details below!). We chose to focus the event on Jayne's talk + general Q&A about her talk, followed by a collegial discussion/debate about the challenges and opportunities for 'co-design' in our work across diverse contexts. I am very much looking forward to it and hope you can make it!
Many members are having a exhausting year and preferred to defer the members-presentations component. We have approval to use the remaining funds to host a hybrid/face-to-face event perhaps around end Feb/March 2022, once lockdowns/restrictions ease (?!). More info on that in the new year.
Don't forget to register for our special event: 
Jayne's talk is entitled 'The Commodification of Lived Experience in Co-design and Participatory Research: Fostering Conditions for Real Transformation' and draws on her work as a 'LivEx' researcher in youth homelessness. 
Big shout out to Sienna for creating our beautiful social media tiles and advertising, thank you!
Not to be missed!
TASA Thursday event
Andrew Jakubowicz will be speaking, from his own experience, on transitioning to a sociologist in private practice. He will be joined by Applied Sociology member Catherine Hastings!
Time: Nov 18, 2021 12:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Meeting ID: 832 7503 8428
Passcode: 727721
New paper from member Sienna Aguilar!
Congrats Sienna on your first paper working in the non-Academic space! This paper is from her work with Carers NSW on the experiences of young people with caring responsibility for a family member. If anyone's not currently attached to a university or unable to access journals they can use the free eprint link, which has 50 free online copies of the article:
  • Isaac Yeboah Addo, Sienna Aguilar, Sarah Judd-Lam, Lukas Hofstaetter & Abner Weng Cheong Poon (2021) Young Carers in Australia: Understanding Experiences of Caring and Support-Seeking Behaviour, Australian Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2021.1971271
Looking forward to seeing you at upcoming TASA November events!
As always, please feel free to drop me a line at
TASA Applied Sociology Thematic group convenor

Dr Sophie Hickey

Postdoctoral researcher, PhD (She/her)

Molly Wardaguga Research Centre

College of Nursing and Midwifery

Level 11, East Tower

410 Ann St, Brisbane Qld 4000 Australia

Charles Darwin University


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Latest paper: Massi L, Hickey S, Maidment SJ, Roe Y, Kildea S, Nelson C and Kruske S (2021) Improving interagency service integration of the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program for First Nations women and babies: a qualitative study. International Journal for Equity in Health. 20:212


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