Doctor Michel Edenborough

Doctor Michel Edenborough

Lecturer in Social Work,
Social Work & Community Welfare

Biography

Dr Michel Edenborough has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Humanities with distinction), and Social Science (Hons first class). Michel’s PhD was conferred in 2008, a mixed methods study titled Prevalence, experience and nature of child-to-mother violence in a high-risk geographical area. She is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Western Sydney University, teaching into the Social Work and Community Welfare programs. Michel shares unit coordination for Community and Social Acton and Family Violence Policy and Practice. Michel is adept in diverse research methodologies for quantitative and qualitative paradigms. She is an experienced Higher Degree Research supervisor and research mentor. Michel’s primary research interests focus on working with inclusive communities, promoting social change and social resilience; the role of digital technology, particularly for children and young people; refugees and asylum seekers; women and family violence.

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BA University of Western Sydney
  • BSocSc University of Western Sydney

Awards

  • Western Sydney Citation Award 2015-12-18

Interests

  • Support for vulnerable families, family and community health, issues in parenting, family violence, aged care and palliation.

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Social Work & Community Welfare

Committees

  • Student Transition and Retention Success
  • Low and Negligible Risk Committee

Contact

Email: m.edenborough@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9050
(02) 9685 9050
Mobile:
Location: EJD.G.50
ParramattaEJD.G.50
Parramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101595 Community and Social Action, 2016
  • 101596 Context of Human Services, 2016
  • 400620 Family Violence Policy and Practice 1, 2017

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Edenborough, M. and Chang, E. (2020), 'Processes of change in bureaucratic environments', Transitions in Nursing: Preparing for Professional Practice, Elsevier 9780729543040.
  • 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.
  • Karacsony, S. and Edenborough, M. (2013), 'Pain', Living with Dementia: a Practical Guide for Families and Personal Carers, Australian Council for Educational Research 9781742860442.

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.
  • Chang, E., Edenborough, M., Nicholls, D., Johnson, A., Brownhill, S. and Simard, J. (2019), 'Generation of a function affect model for residents with advanced dementia', International Journal of Nursing Practice, vol 25, no 2 .
  • 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.
  • Karacsony, S., Good, A., Chang, E., Johnson, A. and Edenborough, M. (2019), 'An instrument to assess the education needs of nursing assistants within a palliative approach in residential aged care facilities', BMC Palliative Care, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Karacsony, S., Chang, E., Johnson, A., Good, A. and Edenborough, M. (2018), 'Assessing nursing assistants' competency in palliative care : an evaluation tool', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 33 , pp 70 - 76.
  • Karacsony, S., Chang, E., Johnson, A., Good, A. and Edenborough, M. (2015), 'Measuring nursing assistants' knowledge, skills and attitudes in a palliative approach : a literature review', Nurse Education Today, vol 35, no 12 , pp 1232 - 1239.
  • Nicholls, D., Chang, E., Johnson, A. and Edenborough, M. (2013), 'Touch, the essence of caring for people with end-stage dementia : a mental health perspective in Namaste Care', Aging and Mental Health, vol 17, no 5 , pp 571 - 578.
  • Edenborough, M., Wilkes, L., Jackson, D. and Mannix, J. (2011), 'Development and validation of the Child-to-Mother Violence Scale.', Nurse researcher, vol 18, no 2 , pp 63 - 76.
  • Jackson, D., Peters, K., Hutchinson, M., Edenborough, M., Luck, L. and Wilkes, L. (2011), 'Exploring confidentiality in the context of nurse whistle blowing: Issues for nurse managers', Journal of Nursing Management, vol 19, no 5 , pp 655 - 663.
  • Jackson, D., Peters, K., Andrew, S., Edenborough, M., Halcomb, E., Luck, L., Salamonson, Y. and Wilkes, L. (2010), 'Understanding whistleblowing : qualitative insights from nurse whistleblowers', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 66, no 10 , pp 2194 - 2201.
  • Jackson, D., Peters, K., Andrew, S., Edenborough, M., Halcomb, E., Luck, L., Salamonson, Y., Weaver, R. and Wilkes, L. (2010), 'Trial and retribution : a qualitative study of whistleblowing and workplace relationships in nursing', Advances in Contemporary Nursing, vol 36, no 40575 , pp 34 - 44.
  • Edenborough, M., Jackson, D., Mannix, J. and Wilkes, L. (2008), 'Living in the red zone : the experience of child-to-mother violence', Child and Family Social Work, vol 13, no 4 , pp 464 - 473.
  • Jackson, D., Firtko, A. and Edenborough, M. (2007), 'Personal resilience as a strategy for surviving and thriving in the face of workplace adversity: A literature review', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 60, no 1 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Edenborough, M., Burns, A. and Leonard, R. (2007), 'Dark side of the mothering role: Abuse of mothers by adolescent and adult children', Sex Roles, vol 56, no 40636 , pp 183 - 191.
  • Edenborough, M., Wilkes, L., Jackson, D. and Mannix, J. (2006), 'Child-to-mother violence: A pilot study', Contemporary Nurse, vol 21, no 2 , pp 297 - 310.
  • Edenborough, M., Jackson, D., Mannix, J., Wilkes, L. and Lines, K. (2005), 'Current state of knowledge on child-to-mother violence: A literature review', Contemporary Nurse, vol 18, no 1-2 , pp 199 - 210.
  • Wilkes, L., Borbasi, S., Hawes, C., Edenborough, M. and May, D. (2002), 'Measuring the outputs of nursing research and development in Australia: the researchers', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 19, no 4 , pp 15 - 20.
  • Borbasi, S., Hawes, C., Wilkes, L., Edenborough, M. and May, D. (2002), 'Measuring the outputs of Australian nursing research published 1995-2000.', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 38, no 5 , pp 489 - 497.

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

  • 2019, 'Promoting Intercultural Understanding, Connectedness, and Belonging: An Independent Qualitative Evaluation of Together for Humanity Programs', Report

Children's Worlds: A multi-national qualitative investigation of children's well-being H11446. CI Dr Tobia Fattore,  Macquarie University PIs Dr Jan Mason, Dr Michel Edenborough,  Ms Jan Falloon,  Gabrielle Drake,  Western Sydney University

A qualitative approach of children's understandings and experiences of well-being. A qualitative counterpart to the flagship study within the research field of children’s well-being, the Children’s Worlds study (CWS). The Children’s Worlds study, aims to understand children’s subjective well-being and how they experience daily activities within their families, neighbourhoods and at school across 24 nations and is part of a multi-national research project. 

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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: 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: Blacktown LGA Digital Mapping
Funder:
  • Blacktown City Council
Western Researchers: Frances Gale and Michel Edenborough
Years: 2016-11-10 - 2017-10-10
ID: P00024412

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Translating the Palliative Care Approach into Everyday Practice in Residential Aged Care Facilities
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Beyond Trauma and Resilience; A Phenomenological Study of a Refugee Crisis in Australia. Understanding resilience and mental health presentation among Syrian refugees in early stages of settlement in Australia. What are the significant complex impacts and contributing factors on refugee (re) settlement to trauma in the first two years of settlement? What are the strategies of resilience and mental health wellbeing of Syrian refugees in Western Sydney in their first two years of settlement?
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Domestic Violence Death Reviews: Can the Model Influence Social Policy?
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Exploring Children?s Perspectives of Well-Being and Safety
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture

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