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Dr Kate Saxton

Dr Kate Saxton
Name Kate Saxton
Pronoun She/Her/Hers
Position Senior Lecturer (Social Work and Human Services)
Section School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6079
Extension 6079
Qualifications BSocWk(Hons) RMIT , MSocSc RMIT , PhD Western Sydney
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Dr. Kate Saxton was born on Wadawurrung Country and is first generation Australian. Her maternal ancestry is Dutch and her paternal ancestry is Cherokee. Kate is passionate about social and ecological justice issues that affect us at both the local and global level. She has worked extensively in both research and direct practice with community groups across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Kate has strong grounding in decolonising and critical research methodologies and is familiar with a range of qualitative methods including Participatory and Emancipatory Action Research, Auto-ethnography, Critical Reflection, Memory Work, Talanoa, focus groups, discourse analysis and in-depth interviews. Kate has a commitment to research that facilitates meaningful social change and strives to work alongside research partners and students, rather than a more traditional top down approach. Kate's research interests include critical social work, intersectional feminism and de-colonisation within education, research, and practice.

  • Sociological Methodology And Research Methods ( 441006 )
  • Social Work ( 440900 )
  • Sociology ( 441000 )
  • Social Work not elsewhere classified ( 440999 )
  • Counselling ( 440902 )
  • Pacific Peoples Social Work And Social Justice ( 451822 )
  • Pacific Peoples Society And Community ( 451800 )
  • Intersectional Studies ( 440505 )
  • Social Program Evaluation ( 440903 )
  • Feminist Methodologies ( 440502 )
  • Gender Studies ( 440500 )

Critical social work; decolonisation; qualitative research methods; social and ecological justice; gender-based violence; Pacific Communities


Chair, Pacific Community of Practice Group
Board Member, Women's Community Aid Association
Member of the Editorial Board, Advances in Social Work and Welfare Journal

SWM5001; SWM5002

14 Years