Professor Rosemary Leonard

Professor Rosemary Leonard

Professor, Social Capital and Sustainability,
Anthropology & Sociology

Professor, Social Capital and Sustainability,
Anthropology & Sociology

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD Macquarie University
  • BA Macquarie University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Anthropology & Sociology
  • Anthropology & Sociology

Contact

Email: R.Leonard@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 368
Mobile: 0417689838
Location: P.G.10
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Publications

Books

  • Sidoti, E., Banks, R., Darcy, M., O'Shea, P., Leonard, R., Atie, R., Di Nicola, M. and Stevenson, S. (2009), 'A question of balance: Principles, contracts and the government-not for profit relationship', : UWS The Whitlam Insititute 9781741081817.
  • Leonard, R. and Onyx, J. (2004), 'Social Capital and Community Building: Spinning straw into gold', : Janus Publishing Company 1857565592.

Chapters in Books

  • Leonard, R., Iftekhar, S., Green, M. and Walton, A. (2019), 'Community perceptions of the implementation and adoption of WSUD approaches for stormwater management', Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design: Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Urban Greening, Economics, Policies, and Community Perceptions, Elsevier 9780128128435.
  • Leonard, R. and Cairnes, M. (2019), 'Changing work realities : creating socially and environmentally responsible workplaces', Challenging Future Practice Possibilities, Brill 9789004400788.
  • Horsfall, D., Leonard, R., Rosenberg, J. and Noonan, K. (2019), 'People and place : co-creating an ecology of care at end of life', Death Down Under: Twenty-first Century Dying, Death, Disposal and Memorialisation in the Antipodes, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9781527540705.
  • Spinks, A., Fielding, K., Mankad, A., Leonard, R., Leviston, Z. and Gardner, J. (2017), 'Dipping in the well : how behaviours and attitudes influence urban water security', Social Science and Sustainability, CSIRO 9781486306404.
  • Bellamy, J. and Leonard, R. (2014), 'Volunteering among church attendees in Australia : individual and collective dimensions', Religion and Volunteering: Complex, Contested and Ambiguous Relationships, Springer 9783319045849.
  • Pepper, M., Leonard, R. and Powell, R. (2013), 'Denominational identification, church participation, and concern about climate change in Australia', Climate Change Cultural Change: Religious Responses and Responsibilities, Mosaic Press 9781743240526.
  • Leonard, R. (2010), 'The place of qualitative research in helping voices be heard', Researching Practice: A Discourse on Qualitative Methodologies, Sense Publishers 9789460911811.
  • Johansson, S. and Leonard, R. (2007), 'Aktivt medborgarskap: en jamforelse mellan Sverige och Australien', Social omsorg i socialt arbete (Social Care and Social Work), Gleerups 9789140647603.
  • Keenahan, D. and Leonard, R. (2004), 'Introduction', A Fair Go: Some Issues of Social Justice in Australia, Common Ground Publishing 1863355618.
  • Leonard, R. and Keenahan, D. (2004), 'Conclusion. Strategies for Addressing Injustice.', A Fair Go: Some Issues of Social Justice in Australia, Common Ground Publishing 1863355618.
  • Leonard, R. (2004), 'Increasing Older Women's Agency to Overcome Injustice', A Fair Go: Some Issues of Social Justice in Australia, Common Ground Publishing 1863355618.

Journal Articles

  • Leonard, R., Noonan, K., Horsfall, D., Kelly, M., Rosenberg, J., Grindrod, A., Rumbold, B. and Rahn, A. (2022), 'Developing a death literacy index', Death Studies, vol 46, no 9 , pp 2110 - 2122.
  • Leonard, R., Horsfall, D., Rosenberg, J. and Noonan, K. (2020), 'Carer experience of end-of-life service provision : a social network analysis', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol 10, no 2 .
  • Vivekananda, K., Parratt, C., Tucker, M. and Leonard, R. (2020), 'The impact of online death literacy education on psychology students to have better end-of-life conversations', Australian Psychologist, vol 55, no 4 , pp 410 - 422.
  • McCrea, R., Walton, A. and Leonard, R. (2019), 'Rural communities and unconventional gas development : what's important for maintaining subjective community wellbeing and resilience over time?', Journal of Rural Studies, vol 68 , pp 87 - 99.
  • Rosenberg, J., Horsfall, D., Leonard, R. and Noonan, K. (2018), 'Informal care networks' views of palliative care services : help or hindrance?', Death Studies, vol 42, no 6 , pp 362 - 370.
  • Green, M., Leonard, R. and Malkin, S. (2018), 'Organisational responses to climate change : do collaborative forums make a difference?', Geographical Research, vol 56, no 3 , pp 311 - 324.
  • Walton, A., Williams, R. and Leonard, R. (2017), 'Community perspectives of coal seam gas development during two phases of industry activity : construction and post-construction', Rural Society, vol 26, no 1 , pp 85 - 101.
  • Horsfall, D., Leonard, R., Rosenberg, J. and Noonan, K. (2017), 'Home as a place of caring and wellbeing? : a qualitative study of informal carers and caring networks lived experiences of providing in-home end-of-life care', Health and Place, vol 46 , pp 58 - 64.
  • Leonard, R., Horsfall, D., Noonan, K. and Rosenberg, J. (2017), 'Identity and the end-of-life story : a role for psychologists', Australian Psychologist, vol 52, no 5 , pp 346 - 353.
  • Leonard, R. and Leviston, Z. (2017), 'Applying a model of collective efficacy for understanding consumer and civic pro-environmental actions', Socijalna Ekologija, vol 26, no 3 , pp 105 - 123.
  • McCrea, R., Walton, A. and Leonard, R. (2016), 'Developing a model of community wellbeing and resilience in response to change', Social Indicators Research, vol 195, no 214 , pp 195 - 214.
  • Noonan, K., Horsfall, D., Leonard, R. and Rosenberg, J. (2016), 'Developing death literacy', Progress in Palliative Care, vol 24, no 1 , pp 31 - 35.
  • Wu, W., Maier, H., Dandy, G., Leonard, R., Bellette, K., Cuddy, S. and Maheepala, S. (2016), 'Including stakeholder input in formulating and solving real-world optimisation problems: generic framework and case study', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol 79 , pp 197 - 213.
  • Pepper, M. and Leonard, R. (2016), 'How ecotheological beliefs vary among Australian churchgoers and consequences for environmental attitudes and behaviors', Review of Religious Research, vol 58, no 1 , pp 101 - 124.
  • Pepper, M. and Leonard, R. (2016), 'Climate change, politics and religion : Australian churchgoers' beliefs about climate change', Religions, vol 7, no 5 .
  • Leonard, R., McCrea, R. and Walton, A. (2016), 'Perceptions of community responses to the unconventional gas industry : the importance of community agency', Journal of Rural Studies, vol 48 , pp 11 - 21.
  • Sharma, A., Pezzaniti, D., Myers, B., Cook, S., Tjandraatmadja, G., Chacko, P., Chavoshi, S., Kemp, D., Leonard, R., Koth, B. and Walton, A. (2016), 'Water sensitive urban design : an investigation of current systems, implementation drivers, community perceptions and potential to supplement urban water services', Water, vol 8, no 7 .
  • Leonard, R., Horsfall, D. and Noonan, K. (2015), 'Identifying changes in the support networks of end-of-life carers using social network analysis', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, .
  • Leonard, R., Walton, A. and Farbotko, C. (2015), 'Using the concept of common pool resources to understand community perceptions of diverse water sources in Adelaide, South Australia', Water Resources Management, vol 29, no 5 , pp 1697 - 1711.
  • Leonard, R., Mankad, A. and Alexander, K. (2015), 'Predicting support and likelihood of protest in relation to the use of treated stormwater with managed aquifer recharge for potable and non-potable purposes', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 92 , pp 248 - 256.
  • Leonard, R. and Bellamy, J. (2015), 'Dimensions of bonding social capital in Christian congregations across Australia', Voluntas, vol 26, no 4 , pp 1046 - 1065.
  • Leonard, R. and Pepper, M. (2015), 'Les attitudes face aux changements climatiques et les actions pour la decroissance energetique des chretiens pratiquants : les effets des persuasions religieuses et du capital social', Social Compass, vol 62, no 3 , pp 326 - 343.
  • Rosenberg, J., Horsfall, D., Leonard, R. and Noonan, K. (2015), 'Informal caring networks for people at end of life : building social capital in Australian communities', Health Sociology Review, vol 24, no 1 , pp 29 - 37.
  • Greenhill, M., Leviston, Z., Leonard, R. and Walker, I. (2014), 'Assessing climate change beliefs : response effects of question wording and response alternatives', Public Understanding of Science, .
  • McCrea, R., Walton, A. and Leonard, R. (2014), 'A conceptual framework for investigating community wellbeing and resilience', Rural Society, vol 23, no 3 , pp 270 - 282.
  • Dillon, P., Page, D., Dandy, G., Leonard, R., Tjandraatmadja, G., Vanderzalm, J., Rouse, K., Barry, K., Gonzalez, D. and Myers, B. (2014), 'Using urban stormwater and aquifers or reservoirs for non-potable and potable supplies : key outcomes from the MARSUO research project', Water, vol 41, no 5 , pp 62 - 67.
  • Horsfall, D., Leonard, R., Noonan, K. and Rosenberg, J. (2013), 'Working together-apart: exploring the relationships between formal and informal care networks for people dying at home', Progress in Palliative Care, vol 21, no 6 , pp 331 - 336.
  • Abel, J., Walter, T., Carey, L., Rosenberg, J., Noonan, K., Horsfall, D., Leonard, R., Rumbold, B. and Morris, D. (2013), 'Circles of care : should community development redefine the practice of palliative care?', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol 3, no 4 , pp 383 - 388.
  • Bates, L., Green, M., Leonard, R. and Walker, I. (2013), 'The influence of forums and multilevel governance on the climate adaptation practices of Australian organizations', Ecology and Society, vol 18, no 4 .
  • Walton, A., McCrea, R., Leonard, R. and Williams, R. (2013), 'Resilience in a changing community landscape of coal seam gas : Chinchilla in Southern Queensland', Journal of Economic and Social Policy, vol 15, no 3 .
  • Johansson, S., Leonard, R. and Noonan, K. (2012), 'Caring and the generation of social capital : two models for a positive relationship', International Journal of Social Welfare, vol 21, no 1 , pp 44 - 52.
  • Horsfall, D., Noonan, K. and Leonard, R. (2012), 'Bringing our dying home : how caring for someone at end of life builds social capital and develops compassionate communities', Health Sociology Review, vol 21, no 4 , pp 373 - 382.
  • Leonard, R. and Leviston, Z. (2012), 'Changes in trust in environmental organisations and the implicataions for their legitimising strategies', Third Sector Review, vol 18, no 1 , pp 121 - 144.
  • Onyx, J. and Leonard, R. (2011), 'Complex systems leadership in emergent community projects', Community Development Journal, vol 46, no 4 , pp 493 - 510.
  • Noonan, K., Leonard, R. and Horsfall, D. (2011), 'You can't do that! Researching alternate stories of community participation at end of life', Third Sector Review, vol 17, no 1 , pp 75 - 89.
  • Onyx, J. and Leonard, R. (2010), 'The conversion of social capital into community development : an intervention in Australia's outback', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol 34, no 2 , pp 381 - 397.
  • Leonard, R. and Bellamy, J. (2010), 'The relationship between bonding and bridging social capital among christian denominations across Australia', Nonprofit Management and Leadership, vol 20, no 4 , pp 445 - 460.
  • Mcglashan, L., Leonard, R. and Mason, J. (2010), 'From rhetoric to practice : the implementation of an early intervention program partnership from an NGO perspective', Third Sector Review, vol 16, no 3 , pp 101 - 118.
  • Leonard, R., Horsfall, D. and Noonan, K. (2010), 'Models of caring from India and Australia and their relationship to social capital', Nepalese Journal of Public Policy and Governance, vol XXVI, no 3 .
  • Leonard, R., Bellamy, J. and Ollerton, R. (2009), 'Volunteering among Christian church attendees 1991-2006', Australian Journal on Volunteering, vol 14 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Leonard, R. and Onyx, J. (2009), 'Volunteer tourism : the interests and motivations of Grey Nomads', Annals of Leisure Research, vol 12, no 3 & 4 , pp 315 - 332.
  • Leonard, R. and Johansson, S. (2008), 'Policy and practices relating to the active engagement of older people in the community : a comparison of Sweden and Australia', International Journal of Social Welfare, vol 17, no 1 , pp 37 - 45.
  • Onyx, J. and Leonard, R. (2007), 'The Grey Nomad Phenomenon: Changing the Script of Aging', International Journal of Aging and Human Development, vol 64, no 4 , pp 381 - 398.
  • O'Shea, P., Leonard, R. and Darcy, M. (2007), 'Does 'Competition' Kill Social Capital', Third Sector Review, vol 13, no 2 , pp 49 - 69.
  • Leonard, R., Onyx, J. and Maher, A. (2007), 'Constructing Short Episodic Volunteering Experiences: Matching grey nomads and the need of small country towns', Third Sector Review, vol 13, no 2 , pp 121 - 139.
  • 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.
  • Leonard, R. and Burns, A. (2006), 'Turning points in the lives of midlife and older women: Five year follow-up', Australian Psychologist, vol 41, no 1 , pp 28 - 36.
  • Leonard, R. and Bellamy, J. (2006), 'Volunteering within and beyond the congregation: A survey of volunteering among Christian church attendees', Australian Journal on Volunteering, vol 11 , pp 16 - 24.
  • Onyx, J. and Leonard, R. (2005), 'Australian Grey Nomads and American Snowbirds: Similarities and Differences', The Journal of Tourism Studies, vol 16, no 1 , pp 61 - 68.
  • Burns, A. and Leonard, R. (2005), 'Chapters of Our LIves: Life Narratives of Midlife and Older Australian Women', Sex Roles, vol 52, no 40699 , pp 269 - 277.
  • Leonard, R. (2005), 'Social Agency in Community-Sector Organisations', Third Sector Review, vol 11, no 2 , pp 79 - 94.
  • Leonard, R., Onyx, J. and Hayward-Brown, H. (2005), 'Quality Gifts: Issues in understanding quality volunteering in human services', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol 40, no 3 , pp 411 - 425.
  • Hayward-Brown, H., Leonard, R. and Onyx, J. (2004), 'The intricacy of the volunteer-client relationship in the construction of social capital', Australian Journal of Volunteering, vol 9, no 2 , pp 37 - 46.
  • Leonard, R., Onyx, J. and Hayward-Brown, H. (2004), 'Volunteer and Coordinator Perspectives on Managing Women Volunteers', Nonprofit Management & Leadership, vol 15, no 2 , pp 205 - 219.
  • Leonard, R. and Burns, A. (2003), 'Personal agency and public recognition in women's volunteering: does the organisation make a difference', Australian Journal on Volunteering, vol 8, no 2 , pp 33 - 41.
  • Leonard, R. and Onyx, J. (2003), 'Networking Through Loose and Strong Ties: An Australian Qualitative Study', Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, vol 14, no 2 , pp 189 - 203.
  • Leonard, R. (2003), 'Doing feminist action research: examining women's participation in third sector organisations for older people', Third Sector Review, vol 9, no 2 , pp 81 - 93.
  • Onyx, J., Leonard, R. and Hayward-Brown, H. (2003), 'The special position of volunteers in the formation of social capital', Voluntary Action, vol 6, no 1 , pp 59 - 74.
  • Leonard, R. and Hayward-Brown, H. (2002), 'A qualitative exploration of women's volunteering in human services', Third Sector Review, vol 8, no 2 , pp 31 - 50.
  • Onyx, J., Leonard, R. and Hayward-Brown, H. (2001), 'The experiences of volunteers in the provision of human services in NSW: A regional perspective', Australian Journal on Volunteering, vol 6, no 2 , pp 128 - 138.

Conference Papers

  • McCrea, R., Foliente, G., Leonard, R. and Walton, A. (2015), 'Responding to change in a growing Melbourne : community acceptance, wellbeing, and resilience', State of Australian Cities Conference, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Onyx, J. and Leonard, R. (2006), 'Grey nomads: The potential for volunteering in outback towns', Inaugural Volunteering Research Symnposium, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Onyx, J. and Leonard, R. (2002), 'The Relationship between Formal and Informal Volunteering: A social capital framework', International Society for Third-Sector Research Fifth Biennial Conference, Capetown, South Africa.
  • Leonard, R. and Burns, A. (2001), 'Models of the Life-span for an ageing society', Society for Theoretical Psychology 1999 Conference, Sydney.

Other Publications

  • 2020, 'Death Literacy Index: A Report on its Development and Implementation', Report
  • 2020, 'The 10K Initiative: Towards Meaningful Relationships and Network Centred Aged Care', Report
  • 2015, 'A Review of Community Concerns about Onshore Gas Development: Challenges and Opportunities', Report
  • 2015, 'End of Life at Home: Co-Creating an Ecology of Care', Report
  • 2014, 'A Study into the Supply, Demand, Economic, Social and Institutional Aspects of Optimising Water Supply to Metropolitan Adelaide - Preliminary Research Findings: Summary Report from Project U2.2', Report
  • 2014, 'Fire Behaviour Knowledge in Australia: A Synthesis of Disciplinary and Stakeholder Knowledge on Fire Spread Prediction Capability and Application', Report
  • 2014, 'Managed Aquifer Recharge and Urban Stormwater Use Options: Summary of Research Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'CSIRO Survey of Community Wellbeing and Responding to Change: Western Downs Region in Queensland', Report
  • 2014, 'Community Acceptance of Water Sensitive Urban Design: Six Case Studies', Report
  • 2013, 'Public Attitudes Towards Managed Aquifer Recharge and Urban Stormwater Use in Adelaide', Report
  • 2011, 'Australians' Views of Climate Change', Report
  • 2010, 'Care Networks Project: Growing and Maintaining Social Networks for Older People', Report

Previous Projects

Title: The experience of volunteers in the provision of human services in NSW: A regional perspective
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • NSW Department for Women
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2001-01-01 - 2002-12-30
ID: P0009642
Title: Academic Unit Research Support Scheme - School of Social Community and Organisational Studies
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard
Years: 1998-07-27 - 2000-12-31
ID: P0012802
Title: New Partnerships: Promoting development in outback towns through voluntary programs for Grey Nomads [Via UTS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2006-05-11 - 2007-12-31
ID: P0014748
Title: Investing and Cashing in Social Capital: Using denominational differences among Christian churches to identify the costs and benefits of different network patterns
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • NCLS Research
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard and Richard Ollerton
Years: 2008-05-13 - 2011-05-12
ID: P0015679
Title: Women Coming of Age Stage 3: Age and cohort differences in strategies for positive ageing
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2006-12-20 - 2008-01-03
ID: P0015391
Title: Researching Compassionate Communities Practice
Funder:
  • The GroundSwell Project
Western Researchers: Debbie Horsfall and Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2018-05-21 - 2020-04-30
ID: P00025067
Title: Journeys to Safety: the survival stories of women who have experienced domestic violence in the past
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Bonnie Support Services Ltd
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard and Debbie Horsfall
Years: 2016-03-01 - 2017-08-30
ID: P00022926
Title: Customer satisfaction with complaints handling in State Rail
Funder:
  • NSW State Rail Authority
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2003-07-01 - 2003-12-31
ID: P0013448
Title: Women coming of age (Stage 2): Strategies for positive aging
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard and Jane Mears
Years: 2001-01-01 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0011454
Title: The GroundSwell Project _ Measuring death literacy in Australia
Funder:
  • The GroundSwell Project
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard and Debbie Horsfall
Years: 2017-03-06 - 2020-03-06
ID: P00024336
Title: Bringing our dying home: Creating community at end of life
Funder:
  • Cancer-Care Home Hospice Incorporated
  • The Cancer Council NSW
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Debbie Horsfall and Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2009-01-13 - 2010-12-30
ID: P00016459
Title: The 10K Project: A Community Wellbeing approach to ageing well_GroundSwell
Funder:
  • The GroundSwell Project
Western Researchers: Debbie Horsfall and Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2017-04-01 - 2020-04-30
ID: P00024358
Title: Community Management of Human Services in the Quasi-market: A critical examination of management practices in government funded community service providers
Funder:
  • Local Community Services Association Inc
  • WESTIR Limited
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Michael Darcy and Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2003-09-18 - 2007-06-17
ID: P0012684
Title: Purchasing, Partnerships & Social Contracts: Giving effect to Government-NGO relationships
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Jobs Australia Limited
Western Researchers: Eric Sidoti, Rosemary Leonard and Michael Darcy
Years: 2008-02-19 - 2011-12-31
ID: P0015883
Title: Social Policy Research and Evaluation Panel SPREP Services for FACSIA - No funding to UWS
Funder:
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Western Researchers: Michael Darcy, Rosemary Leonard, John Macdonald, Jan Mason, Natalie Bolzan, Jane Mears, Moira Carmody, Ingrid Schraner and X
Years: 2007-08-23 - 2011-12-31
ID: P0015519
Title: Bringing our dying home: Creating community at end of life - Widening the Sample
Funder:
  • The Cancer Council NSW
Western Researchers: Debbie Horsfall and Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2010-10-20 - 2011-03-31
ID: P00019377
Title: Active engagement of older people in the community: Mapping and developing the caring networks of older people receiving DADHC and Home Hospice services
Funder:
  • Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Western Researchers: Debbie Horsfall and Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2009-07-01 - 2010-06-30
ID: P00017000
Title: UWS WSCF SONG - Identifying, evaluating and recording the importance of process in small community organisations
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Western Sydney Community Forum
Western Researchers: Michael Houlbrook and Rosemary Leonard
Years: 2009-11-23 - 2012-10-06
ID: P00017593
Title: Brisbane South Death Literacy Baseline Survey and Needs Analysis
Funder:
  • The GroundSwell Project
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard and Debbie Horsfall
Years: 2020-03-13 - 2020-10-30
ID: P00026506
Title: A Palliative Care Needs Analysis in CALD and Aboriginal Communities in the Western Sydney Local Health District
Funder:
  • Western Sydney Local Health District
Western Researchers: Rosemary Leonard and Joy Paton
Years: 2020-02-17 - 2022-11-30
ID: P00026475

Supervision

Professor Leonard is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: The Advocacy, Agency and Competence of Women Activists Participating in the Australian Environmental Movement
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Women Coming of Age: The Experiences of Rural Women
Field of Research:

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