Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake

Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake

Associate Dean, Engagement,
Dean's Unit, School of Social Sciences

Associate Professor in Social Work, Field Education,
Social Work & Community Welfare

Biography

Dr Gabrielle Drake is Associate Dean Engagement at Western Sydney University. She is a recognised expert in the areas of social policy, mental health and disability, and homelessness and housing pathways. Gabrielle’s research interests include social work practice in mental health; disability; boarding houses; housing and homelessness pathways; consumer and carer voices in social work education; and inclusive and emancipatory research.

Gabrielle has twenty-five years practice experience spanning a variety of roles and practice settings including community and public sector management, strategic policy and reform, research, teaching in graduate and postgraduate social work programs, direct practice, and oversight.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Drake.

Qualifications

  • Phd Curtin University of Technology
  • MSocPcy University of Western Sydney
  • BSW University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association of Social Workers (2011)
  • Expert Consultative Group, Stop the Violence Project (2013)
  • Social Work Health Inequalities Network (2012)
  • Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (2015 - 2018)
  • Disability Justice Project (2015 - 2018)

Interests

  • Social work practice; mental health; disability; licensed boarding houses; housing;

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Social Sciences
  • Social Work & Community Welfare

Committees

  • Disability Justice Project with ACWA
  • Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN)
  • Expert Consultative Group, Stop the Violence Project
  • TAFE Pathways Project
  • FACS MOU Steering Group
  • LikeMind

Contact

Email: G.Drake@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9665

Mobile:
Location: EI.G.25
ParramattaParramatta52
Parramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101594 Mental Health in the Community, 2012
  • 101594 Mental Health in the Community, 2013
  • 101594 Mental Health in the Community, 2014
  • 101594 Mental Health in the Community, 2015
  • 400513 Social Work and Health, 2012
  • 400513 Social Work and Health, 2013
  • C3903 Social Work and Health, 2014

Publications

Books

  • Bland, R., Drake, G. and Drayton, J. (2021), 'Social Work Practice in Mental Health: An Introduction', : Routledge 9780367710040.

Chapters in Books

  • Drake, G., Mason, J., Fattore, T., Mogensen, L., Falloon, J., Edenborough, M. and Felton, R. (2021), 'School and well-being : education, self-determination and adult-imposed aspirations', Children's Concepts of Well-being: Challenges in International Comparative Qualitative Research, Springer 9783030671662.
  • Bland, R. and Drake, G. (2020), 'Community and mental health', Mental Health and Social Work, Springer Singapore 9789811369742.
  • Blunden, H. and Drake, G. (2015), 'Homelessness, the 'housing first' approach and the creation of 'home'', Housing in 21st-Century Australia: People, Practices and Policies, Ashgate 9781472431134.

Journal Articles

  • Headrick, K., Thornton, M., Hogan, A., Denver, B., Drake, G. and Wallen, M. (2022), '[In Press] Consumer involvement in research : parent perceptions of partnership in cerebral palsy research : a qualitative study', Disability and Rehabilitation, .
  • Cavens, C., Imms, C., Drake, G., Garrity, N. and Wallen, M. (2021), '[In Press] Perspectives of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy about involvement as research partners : a qualitative study', Disability and Rehabilitation, .
  • Drake, G., Edenborough, M., Falloon, J., Fattore, T., Felton, R., Mason, J. and Mogensen, L. (2019), 'Is there a place for children as emotional beings in child protection policy and practice?', International Journal of Emotional Education, vol 11, no 1 , pp 115 - 134.
  • Drake, G. and Herbert, J. (2015), 'Leaving a licensed boarding house : transcending trans-institutionalisation with person-centred transitions', Disability and Society, vol 30, no 4 , pp 583 - 596.
  • Drake, G. and Blunden, H. (2015), 'The role of engagement, ongoing support and housing availability in rehousing people experiencing chronic homelessness', Third Sector Review, vol 21, no 1 , pp 101 - 120.
  • Bridges, D., Drake, G., North, R., Houlbrook, M. and Mears, J. (2015), 'The "write" conditions : how to overcome writing for publication barriers through academic development', Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, vol 17, no 2 , pp 23 - 38.
  • Drake, G. (2014), 'The transinstitutionalisation of people living in licensed boarding houses in Sydney', Australian Social Work, vol 67, no 2 , pp 240 - 255.
  • Drake, G. (2013), 'The ethical and methodological challenges of social work research with participants who fear retribution : to ?do no harm'', Qualitative Social Work, .
  • Drake, G., Blunden, H. and Darcy, M. (2012), 'Rough sleepers in Parramatta : from street to home', Parity, vol 25, no 5 , pp 25 - 26.
  • Drake, G. and Darcy, M. (2011), 'Chronically Homeless Men in Parramatta CBD', Parity, vol 24, no 9 , pp 42 - 42.

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'Evaluation of the Boarding Houses Act 2012: Final Report', Report
  • 2016, 'Boarding Houses Act Evaluation: Interval 3 Report', Report
  • 2015, 'Evaluation of the Boarding Houses Act: Interval Report Number 2, 2015', Report
  • 2014, 'Boarding Houses Act 2012 Evaluation Report 1: Final Report', Report
  • 2013, 'Rough Sleepers in Parramatta: From Street to Home: Final Report', Report

Social work practice; children's rights' mental health; disability; boarding houses; housing; homelessness pathways; inclusive research; consumer and carer voices in social work education.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Drake.

Current Projects

Title: CALD Women in Prison: Pre-prison experiences and post-release re-integration
Funder:
  • Corrective Services NSW
Western Researchers: Rimple Mehta and Gabrielle Drake
Years: 2022-02-01 - 2023-03-31
ID: P00027769
Title: Make Your Mark [Via MECA]
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Western Researchers: Brahm Marjadi, Gabrielle Drake and Aunty Kerrie Doyle
Years: 2022-04-26 - 2024-04-30
ID: P00027890

Previous Projects

Title: Parramatta Boarding House Review
Funder:
  • City of Parramatta Council
Western Researchers: Gabrielle Drake, Hazel Blunden and Michael Darcy
Years: 2012-12-17 - 2013-06-28
ID: P00021353
Title: Into the community: Leaving a licensed boarding house
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • UnitingCare NSW.ACT
Western Researchers: Gabrielle Drake
Years: 2012-06-05 - 2013-10-01
ID: P00020484
Title: Data improvement on hoarding and squalor in the FACS SWS District
Funder:
  • Department of Family and Community Services - Housing NSW
Western Researchers: Gabrielle Drake
Years: 2015-07-14 - 2016-07-30
ID: P00022901
Title: Evaluation of the NSW Boarding House Act 2012 [via Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Inc]
Funder:
  • Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Western Researchers: Gabrielle Drake and Carolyn Sappideen
Years: 2013-12-10 - 2017-05-01
ID: P00021934
Title: Chronically Homeless Men in the CBD [via Parramatta Mission]
Funder:
  • City of Parramatta Council
Western Researchers: Michael Darcy and Gabrielle Drake
Years: 2011-08-25 - 2012-01-17
ID: P00020457
Title: Navigating the transition from school to adult disability services: Experiences of young people with intellectual disability
Funder:
  • Endeavour Foundation
Western Researchers: Lise Mogensen, Jenny Mcdonald, Gabrielle Drake and Nicole Sharp
Years: 2018-06-18 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00025045
Title: "Nothing about us without us": Inclusive research with former residents of licensed boarding houses.
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Gabrielle Drake and Natalie Bolzan
Years: 2011-09-13 - 2012-09-12
ID: P00020415
Title: Our Place 'Mirrung': The Ashcroft Wellbeing Hub
Funder:
  • Council of Social Service of NSW
Western Researchers: Rebekah Grace, Gabrielle Drake, Christine Woodrow, Christine Johnston, Teddy Nagaddya, Kelly Baird and Cathy Kaplun
Years: 2022-03-07 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00027871
Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Evaluation Tools for Men's Behaviour Change Programs
Funder:
  • Department of Communities & Justice
Western Researchers: Lucy Nicholas, Ann Dadich, Caroline Compton, Gabrielle Drake, Benjamin Hanckel, Kate Huppatz and Kerry Robinson
Years: 2022-04-19 - 2022-06-03
ID: P00027959

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Navigating Human Services Placements: The Experiences of Students, Graduates and Practitioners with Physical Disabilities
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Sexual education and experiences of violence: exploring the lives of women with physical disability
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Mediating the Complexities of Practice: Practitioner Understandings of Technology in Contemporary Social Work
Field of Research: Social Work
Thesis Title: A Human Rights and Social Justice Perspective of Disability and Participation in Higher Education
Field of Research: Social Work
Thesis Title: The Lived Experiences of Muslim Women in Australia: Racism and Gendered Responses
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Breaking the Limits: Deconstructing the Experience of Physical ?Disability? from the Perspective of Young Adults
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Sexual education and experiences of violence: exploring the lives of women with physical disability
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: 'Music as Therapy' for Addressing Complex Needs and Offending Behaviour
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Navigating Human Services Placements: The Experiences of Students, Graduates and Practitioners with Physical Disabilities
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Mediating the Complexities of Practice: Practitioner Understandings of Technology in Contemporary Social Work
Field of Research: Social Work
Thesis Title: Stories from the Margins to the Centre: Decolonising Social Work Based on Experiences of Older Women and Social Workers in Uganda
Field of Research: Society And Culture
Thesis Title: Breaking the Limits: Deconstructing the Experience of Physical 'Disability' from the Perspective of Young Adults
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: 'Music as Therapy' for Addressing Complex Needs and Offending Behaviour
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: A human rights and social justice perspective of disability and participation in higher education.
Field of Research: Social Work
Thesis Title: Gendered Resiliance Amongst Australian Muslim Women: Racism and In(Visibility).
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Enhancing referral pathways for patients leaving hospital and the impact of couples and family (relational) interventions in the context of a broad model of recovery
Field of Research:

Media

Title: Archaic Boarding Houses
Description: Media Release
Title: Damning Report into Boarding Houses
Description: ABC Life Matters Interview

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