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Dr Marilyn Palmer

Dr Marilyn Palmer


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9780 7778, Email:, Campus: Bunbury, Room: BU2.141
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9780 7778  
Campus: Bunbury  
Room: BU2.141  



  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2005.
  • MA (Master of Arts), The University of Western Australia, 1998.
  • BAppSc (Bachelor of Applied Science), Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1978.


Recent Research Grants

  • Transition to Sustainability: ECU South West - A Study of The Transformation of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $65,525.
  • Suicide Research for the South West,  Val Lishman Health Research Foundation Inc,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $30,000.
  • Examining rural youth needs in the South-West of WA: Implications for pedagogy,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $15,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Palmer, M., (2014), Beyond madness: Ways to foster nonviolence in human systems. Social Alternatives, 33(3), 60-64, Queensland WA.
  • Palmer, M., Ross, D., (2014), Tracing the maddening effects of abuses of authority: Rationalities gone violent in mental health services and universities. Social Alternatives, 33(3), 28-36, Queensland.
  • Wooltorton, S., Palmer, M., Steele, F., (2011), A process for transition to sustainability: Implementation. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 27(1), 160-174, St. Lucia, Queensland.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Social Science,  Social Work Is What Social Workers Do: A Study Of Hospital Social Workers' Understanding Of Their Work And Their Professional Identity.
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