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Dr Marilyn Palmer


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9780 7778
Campus: South West  
Room: BU5.136  


  • 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., White, P., Wooltorton, S., (2018), Embodying our future through collaboration: The change is in the doing. The Journal of Environmental Education, 49(4), 309-317, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/00958964.2017.1364214.
  • Bailey, S., Hendrick, A., Palmer, M., (2018), Eco-social Work in Action: A Place for Community Gardens. Australian Social Work, 71(1), 98-110, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2017.1384032.

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.
  • Master of Social Science,  School social work: Supporting children's primary education in the South West of Western Australia
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