Doctor Anna Denejkina

Doctor Anna Denejkina

Lecturer,
Graduate Research School

Biography

Dr Denejkina is a lecturer in the Graduate Research School. Her research focuses on intergenerational trauma transmission, specifically in military families. She is interested in military family wellbeing, including the psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing of children in military families. 

Dr Denejkina has a PhD in Sociology - this research examined familial relationships pertaining to returned Soviet veterans of the Soviet-Afghan War, 1979 to ’89: a mixed methods study into the intergenerational transmission of war-related trauma from parents to children.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Denejkina.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Technology, Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (2018)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (2018)
  • Translational Health Research Institute (THRI) (2020)
  • Open Door: Veteran Transition Integration Wellbeing Initiative (2020)
  • Trauma and Resilience Research Group, Translational Health Research Institute (THRI), Founding Member (2021)
  • International Veteran Education & Employment Network (2021)
  • Young and Resilient Research Centre (2021)
  • The Australian Sociological Association (2016)

Awards

  • University of Technology Research Excellence Scholarship 2016-01-01
  • Young and Resilient Research Centre Strategic Research Development Fund, Western Sydney University 2021-08-23
  • The Australian Sociological Association Precarious Work Conference Scholarship 2019-01-01
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Casual Academic Professional Development Grant, University of Technology Sydney 2019-01-01
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Casual Academic Professional Development Grant, University of Technology Sydney 2016-01-01
  • HDR Fieldwork Funding, University of Technology Sydney 2016-01-01
  • Research Training Program Scholarship (Australian Commonwealth Government) 2016-01-01

Interests

  • Intergenerational Trauma Transmission
  • Military Families
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Psychotraumatology
  • Veteran health and wellbeing

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Graduate Research School

Committees

  • Rainbow Western, Western Sydney University
  • Graduate Research School, School Academic Committee, Western Sydney University
  • Graduate Research School, Executive Committee, Western Sydney University
  • Graduate Research School Academic Workplan Committee, Western Sydney University

Contact

Email: A.Denejkina@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9706
Mobile:
Location: ED.G.14
Parramatta

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Denejkina, A. (2022), 'Exo-autoethnography as method for research on intergenerational trauma transmission', Handbook of Autoethnography, Routledge 9781138363113.
  • Denejkina, A. (2022), 'Reflections on unanticipated ethical issues during intergenerational trauma transmission research in the former Soviet Union', The Doctoral Journey as an Emotional, Embodied, Political Experience: Stories from the Field, Routledge 9780367352837.
  • Denejkina, A. (2019), 'Writing trauma : the other into the story of the self', Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss, Routledge 9780367193188.

Journal Articles

  • Smith, C., Hill, E., Denejkina, A., Thornton, C. and Dahlen, H. (2022), 'The effectiveness and safety of complementary health approaches to managing postpartum pain : a systematic review and meta-analysis', Integrative Medicine Research, vol 11, no 1 .
  • Jacoby, V., Straud, C., Bagley, J., Tyler, H., Baker, S., Denejkina, A., Sippel, L., Kaya, R., Rozek, D., Fina, B. and Dondanville, K. (2022), 'Evidence-based posttraumatic stress disorder treatment in a community sample : military-affiliated versus civilian patient outcomes', Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol 35, no 4 , pp 1072 - 1086.
  • Denejkina, A. (2020), 'Book review : On Drugs', Ethical Space, vol 17, no 1 , pp 37 - 38.
  • Denejkina, A. (2018), 'Ethics of de-identification : exploring issues of erasure, safety, and agency', Nexus: Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association, vol 30, no 1 .
  • Denejkina, A. (2018), 'Book review : Trauma, Shame, and Secret Making: Being a Family without a Narrative', Ethical Space, vol 15, no 3/4 , pp 98 - 100.
  • Denejkina, A. (2017), 'Exo-autoethnography : an introduction', Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, vol 18, no 3 .
  • Denejkina, A. (2017), 'Book review : The Art of Memoir', Ethical Space, vol 14, no 1 , pp 44 - 44.
  • Denejkina, A. (2015), 'Down on the [body] farm', Popular Science, vol November , pp 64 - 69.

Conference Papers

  • Kassam-Adams, N., Denejkina, A., Hurska, B., Greene, T. and Sadeh, Y. (2022), 'Making your data count : practical tips and tools for FAIR data across the research lifecycle', International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga..
  • Denejkina, A. and Joseph, S. (2021), 'Collaborative reflection and trauma : narrative writing as a healing intervention', Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, online.
  • Denejkina, A. (2019), '(Black Tulip) : an excerpt of exo-autoethnographic writing on intergenerational transmission of war-related trauma', Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Denejkina, A. (2019), 'Impact of the 'disappearance' of individual trauma in the Soviet Union on post-Soviet society', Australian Sociological Association. Conference, Parramatta, N.S.W..
  • Denejkina, A. (2019), 'War veterans and makeshift group therapy in post-Soviet society', Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Denejkina, A. (2019), 'Impact on the Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989) on the first post-Soviet generation : an investigation into intergenerational transmission of combat-related trauma from parents to children', International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Meeting, Boston, Mass..
  • Denejkina, A. (2017), 'Ethics of de-identification : exploring issues of erasure, safety, and agency', Australian Sociological Association. Conference, Perth, W.A..
  • Denejkina, A. (2017), 'De-identification : ethics of erasure, safety, and agency', UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Science Higher Degree by Research Conference, Broadway, N.S.W..
  • Denejkina, A. (2016), 'Exo-autoethnography : writing and research on transgenerational transmission of trauma', Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Conference, Canberra, A.C.T..
  • Denejkina, A. (2016), 'IF-AT scratch cards for self directed learning activities', UTS Teaching and Learning Forum, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Denejkina, A. (2016), 'Exo-autoethnography and the trauma narrative', Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, London, U.K..
  • Denejkina, A. (2016), 'Autoethnography and the journalist : an ethical comparison', Australasian Association of Writing Programs. Conference, Swinburne University of Technology.

Other Publications

  • 2020, 'The Creative Equity Toolkit', Recorded Work

2021 – Present:

  • Principal Investigator: Impact of parental deployment vs non-deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts on the wellbeing of adult children in military families, Department of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs (ethics), Western Sydney University. Pilot. FUNDING: Researcher Development Funding – Early Career Researcher Fellowship, Western Sydney University ($14,923)
  • Principal Investigator: Former serving-ADF Student Veteran Online Mentorship Program at Western Sydney University. Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement and Advancement) Western Sydney University. Pilot. FUNDING: Young and Resilient Research Centre Strategic Research Development Fund, Western Sydney University ($4,997)
  • Project lead: Development and implementation of Cultural Competency Training on Military and Veteran Culture, aimed at academic and professional staff (phase 1). Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement and Advancement) Western Sydney University

2020 - Present:

  • Co-lead: Findable Trauma Data project – Indexing global traumatic stress datasets and data resources. International collaboration to make traumatic research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable https://www.global-psychotrauma.net/fair

This information has been contributed by Doctor Denejkina.

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Most child sex abuse occurs in families. Has the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse supported or Hindered our Society's ability to address this issue?
Field of Research:

Media

Title: Considerations for treating military-affiliated patients for PTSD in community clinics
Description: Research article for StressPoints, 36(2), International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Title: Trauma and adversity research highlighted during Research Week
Description: WSU News Centre article highlighting the work of the Trauma and Resilience Research Group (THRI) as part of Research Week 2021
Title: What others are saying
Description: Article on domestic violence and abuse in Russia. Published with Chicago Tribune
Title: When war comes home
Description: Interview and article about my research into transgenerational trauma transmission
Title: In Russia, Feminist Memes Buy Jail Time, but Domestic Abuse Doesn't
Description: Article of domestic violence and abuse in Russia. Published with Foreign Policy
Title: Transhumanist hacking
Description: Article on transhumanism. Published with Vertigo Magazine
Title: The Body is Obsolete: Stelarc's Radical Experiments with Alternate Human Forms
Description: Article on Stelarc's use of science and technology in art. Published with The Daily Dot's online magazine The Kernel
Title: The promise and peril of DIY electrical brain stimulation
Description: Article on Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Published with The Daily Dot's online magazine The Kernel
Title: Stop centring Western academic ethics: deidentification in social science research
Description: Published with Research Ethics Monthly, Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services.
Title: In Russia, feminist memes can land people in jail. But beating women won't
Description: Article of domestic violence and abuse in Russia. Published with Business Insider
Title: The mother wound
Description: Video interview on processes of intergenerational trauma transmission, and collective trauma

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