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Dr Marilyn Palmer


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9780 7778, Email:, Campus: South West, Room: BU2.141
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9780 7778
Campus: South West  
Room: BU2.141  



  • Doctor of Philosophy Health Human Sciences Interdisciplinary, Edith Cowan University, 2005.
  • Master of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1998.
  • 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)

Journal Articles

  • Palmer, M., (2014), Beyond madness: Ways to foster nonviolence in human systems. Social Alternatives, 33(3), 60-64, Queensland WA, University of Queensland.
  • 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, University of Queensland.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • 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.
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