Doctor Frances Gale

Doctor Frances Gale

Senior Lecturer,
Social Work and Community Welfare

Biography

Senior Lecturer in Social Work, School of  Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney  (teaching in the areas of Theory and Critique of Practice; Ideologies of Practice in Social Work; Adolescent Health and Development and Social Policy).  From 1997- 1994 Associate Lecturer in Government Sydney University, teaching units in Australian Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics and Political Sociology. Recent and current research and practice includes youth and community development work in East Timor after the independence referendum; work with remote indigenous Australian young people and work with young asylum seekers in Australian Immigration Detention Centres as well as in the community.

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Social Work and Community Welfare

Contact

Email: fw.gale@westernsydney.edu.au
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Publications

Books

  • Dudley, M., Silove, D. and Gale, F. (2012), 'Mental Health and Human Rights: Vision, Praxis and Courage', : Oxford University Press 9780199213962.
  • Gale, F., Bolzan, N. and McRae- McMahon, D. (2007), 'Spirited Practices; Spirituality and the Helping Professions', : Allen and Unwin .

Chapters in Books

  • Edenborough, M. and Gale, F. (2019), 'Through their eyes : Blacktown City Council hosts digital mapping with children to provide unique insights into children's perspectives on community spaces', The Australian Local Government Health + Community Services Yearbook, Executive Media 9781921345456.
  • Gale, F. and Dudley, M. (2017), 'Ultimate concerns and human rights : how can practice sensitive to spirituality and religion expand and sharpen social work capacity to challenge social injustice?', The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work, Routledge 9781138931220.
  • Gale, F. and Dudley, M. (2013), 'Spirituality in social work', Social Work: Contexts and Practice, Oxford University Press 9780195520187.
  • Dudley, M. and Gale, F. (2012), 'Genocide and the healing professions', Genocide Perspectives IV: Essays on Holocuast and Genocide, UTSePress 9780987236975.
  • Dudley, M., Silove, D. and Gale, F. (2012), 'Mental health, human rights and their relationship : an introduction', Human Rights and Mental Health: Vision, Praxis and Courage, Oxford University Press 9780199213962.
  • Gale, F. and Dudley, M. (2012), 'Promoting a just society and preventing human rights violation : a post Nuremberg inheritance for the helping professions', Human Rights and Mental Health: Vision, Praxis and Courage, Oxford University Press 9780199213962.
  • Dudley, M. and Gale, F. (2012), 'Through a glass, darkly : Nazi era illuminations of psychiatry, human Rights and rights violations', Human Rights and Mental Health: Vision, Praxis and Courage, Oxford University Press 9780199213962.
  • Gale, F. (2007), 'Spiritually sensitive helping practices', Spirited Practices: Spirituality and the helping professions, Allen & Unwin 9781741750614.
  • Bolzan, N. and Gale, F. (2007), 'Conclusion 'The end is where we start...'', Spirited Practices: Spirituality and the helping professions, Allen & Unwin 9781741750614.
  • Gale, F. and Dudley, M. (2006), 'Why aren't there any flowers in Australia', Fenced Out Fenced In: Border Protection, Asylum and Detention in Australia, Common Ground Publishing 1863355995.
  • Gale, F. and Bolzan, N. (2004), 'The graffiti's on the wall: Youth and social justice', A Fair Go: Some Issues of Social Justice in Australia, Common Ground Publishing 1863355618.

Journal Articles

  • Gale, F. and Edenborough, M. (2021), 'Promoting youth-directed social change : engaging transformational critical practice', Social Work Education, vol 40, no 1 , pp 58 - 79.
  • Dudley, M., Young, P., Newman, L., Gale, F. and Stoddart, R. (2021), 'Health professionals confront the intentional harms of indefinite immigration detention : an Australian overview, evaluation of alternative responses and proposed strategy', International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol 17, no 1 , pp 35 - 51.
  • Bolzan, N. and Gale, F. (2018), 'Social resilience : transformation in two Australian communities facing chronic adversity', International Social Work, vol 61, no 6 , pp 843 - 856.
  • Gale, F. and Bolzan, N. (2016), 'Online ghettoes, perils or supernannies? : Australian young people with chronic illness and disability challenge some moral panics about young people online', Disability and Society, vol 31, no 8 , pp 1112 - 1126.
  • Gale, F. and Bolzan, N. (2013), 'Social resilience : challenging neo-colonial thinking and practices around 'risk'', Journal of Youth Studies, vol 16, no 2 , pp 257 - 271.
  • Bolzan, N. and Gale, F. (2012), 'Using an interrupted space to explore social resilience with marginalized young people', Qualitative Social Work, vol 11, no 5 , pp 502 - 516.
  • Bolzan, N. and Gale, F. (2011), 'Expect the unexpected', Child Indicators Research, vol 4, no 2 , pp 269 - 281.
  • Gale, F., Bolzan, N. and Momartin, S. (2010), 'Transit to connection : aspirations and identities of asylum seeking young people', Women in Welfare Education, vol No 9, no February 2010 , pp 28 - 39.
  • Gale, F. and Bolzan, N. (2008), 'Young people social capital and mental health', Communities, Children and Families Australia, vol 3, no 2 , pp 39 - 48.
  • Bolzan, N., Gale, F. and Dudley, M. (2004), 'Time to Father', Social Work in Health Care: A Quarterly Journal, vol 39, no 1-2 , pp 67 - 88.
  • Bolzan, N., Gale, F. and Skelton, L. (2004), 'Which Social Capital? Young People's Narratives as Oppositional Voices', Scottish Youth Issues Journal, vol 8 , pp 11 - 26.
  • Gale, F. and Rankin, G. (2003), 'Keep Them In the Dark: Australian government strategy to weaken activism against Australia's new nuclear reactor', Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, vol 14, no 3 , pp 137 - 158.
  • Mares, S., Newman, L., Dudley, M. and Gale, F. (2002), 'Seeking Refuge, losing hope:parents and children in immigration detention', Australasian Psychiatry, vol 10, no 2 , pp 91 - 97.
  • Dudley, M. and Gale, F. (2002), 'Psychiatrists as a moral community? Psychiatry under the Nazis and its Contemporary Relevance', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 36, no 5 , pp 585 - 595.
  • Bolzan, N. and Gale, F. (2002), 'The Citizenship of Excluded Groups:Challenging the Consumerist Agenda', Social Policy and Administration, vol 36, no 4 , pp 363 - 376.
  • Gale, F. and Kelly, G. (2002), 'To Know or Not to Know: Psychic Numbing and Australia's New Nuclear Reactor', Network: The Official Journal of the Australian Psychological Society College of COmmunity Psychologists, vol 13, no 1 , pp 34 - 40.

Conference Papers

  • Edenborough, M., Gale, F., Briskman, L., Mehta, R., Al-Wahab, S., Hema, T. and Farhat, Z. (2020), 'Critical social work in action : equipping social work graduates for socially just practice', Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research. Symposium, Online.
  • Edenborough, M. and Gale, F. (2019), 'The effectiveness of digital mapping to enable hard-to-reach children to co-design, with the local authority, a Children Friendly City (UNESCO) in a disadvantaged community in Australia', Digital Inclusion Policy and Research Conference, London, England.

Other Publications

  • 2020, 'Inclusion Education and Mental Health', Recorded Work
  • 2019, 'Promoting Intercultural Understanding, Connectedness, and Belonging: An Independent Qualitative Evaluation of Together for Humanity Programs', Report
  • 2016, 'Fostering Social Resilience Through Online Communities: An Evaluation of the Livewire Chat Room', Report
  • 2012, 'Supporting Strong and Connected Communities', Report

Critical socio-political theories and practices; social citizenship and civic connectedness of marginalised groups (one focus of which is research and work with marginalised young people, often from diverse and traumatised populations); social advocacy; spirituality and social justice; human rights.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Gale.

Current Projects

Title: Evaluation of Together For Humanity Teacher professional learning programs; School and Student programs
Funder:
  • Together for Humanity Foundation Limited
Western Researchers: Frances Gale, Michel Edenborough and Mary Hawkins
Years: 2020-08-01 - 2022-05-31
ID: P00026746

Previous Projects

Title: The mental health of youth asylum seekers, both those previously detained and those non-detained
Funder:
  • Wentworth Area Health Service
Western Researchers: Frances Gale and Natalie Bolzan
Years: 2002-08-01 - 2008-06-30
ID: P0013216
Title: Understanding and strengthening the foundations of social resilience with refugee young people in Western Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Youth Off The Streets
Western Researchers: Frances Gale and Michel Edenborough
Years: 2018-01-08 - 2019-02-18
ID: P00024522
Title: Evaluation of Together For Humanity programs
Funder:
  • Together for Humanity Foundation Limited
Western Researchers: Frances Gale, Michel Edenborough, Mary Hawkins and Deirdre Russell-Bowie
Years: 2018-03-01 - 2019-07-31
ID: P00024856
Title: Community Foundations of Resilience of Young People
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Community Services, Department of Human Services
  • Illawarra Regional Coordination Program
  • Bankstown Multicultural Youth Service
  • Armidale Regional Coordination Program
Western Researchers: Natalie Bolzan and Frances Gale
Years: 2006-06-06 - 2009-06-05
ID: P0014735
Title: Young People and Social Engagement in Rural Communities
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Western Researchers: Natalie Bolzan and Frances Gale
Years: 2008-10-07 - 2009-10-01
ID: P00016443
Title: Blacktown LGA Digital Mapping
Funder:
  • Blacktown City Council
Western Researchers: Frances Gale and Michel Edenborough
Years: 2016-11-10 - 2017-10-10
ID: P00024412
Title: YAWCRC - Vulnerable Young People, Technology and Well-being (Online Community, Engagement and Creativity: Young People with a Disability or Chronic Illness)
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Western Researchers: Frances Gale and Natalie Bolzan
Years: 2011-09-01 - 2013-11-30
ID: P00020673
Title: Literature review report - Supporting Strong and Connected Communities: a review of Social Resilience approaches
Funder:
  • Office of Communities
Western Researchers: Frances Gale and Natalie Bolzan
Years: 2012-03-01 - 2013-12-20
ID: P00020972

Supervision

Doctor Gale is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects ?

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: How are Changing Gender Relations and Gender Identity Affecting Male Refugees in Australia and How they are Informed about these Socio-Cultural Changes and Challenges
Field of Research:

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