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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)
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.
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.
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.