MA (Master of Arts), The University of Western Australia, 1998.
BAppSc (Bachelor of Applied Science), Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1978.
Recent Research Grants
How is leadership and decision-making understood during the process of disaster
recovery?, Edith Cowan University, School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,
2016 - 2017, $13,858.
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)
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.
Research Student Supervision
Master of Social Science, School Social Work: Supporting Children's Primary Education In The South West Of Western Australia
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.