- Dr Judith Burton
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
- IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
- Discipline *
- Social Work, Sociology
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Education (In-service) (Uni of South Australia)
- Professional memberships
- Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Educators
- Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability
- Centre for Applied Youth Research
- National Tertiary Education Union
Child and Family services, Prevention and intervention in child abuse and neglect, Cross cultural child welfare, Evaluation
Judith brings insights from a career in early childhood education and care to her teaching in the child and family services area.
She has been at QUT since 1999 and prior to that worked at Griffith University School of Human Services where she helped establish the child welfare major.
She also injects an interest in children’s and women’s issues across a number of units offered within the Social Work and Human Services Program.
She was a member of the (previously named) Department of Child Safety Research Advisory Group that helped establish the research agenda and protocols within the Department.
- Practitioner decision-making
- Qualitative research methodologies
- Collaborative service and program evaluation
- Child and family services
- Child and family studies
Judith’s doctoral research examined how the organisational context interacts with professional decision making and she brings this interest to collaborative evaluation.
- Evaluation of an Early Intervention Project funded by a National Crime Prevention Grant
- Evaluation of process for establishing a Youth Space
- Exploration of the views of young people who had experienced homelessness on leaving care
Teaching areas Judith teaches three units focused on services for children and families. She also provides guest lecturers in a number of units.
Postgraduate supervision: Judith is also on the supervision team of a number of postgraduate student projects including a qualitative study of family communication in Saudi Arabia, an examination of placement trajectories for children and young people in care, and legal decision making regarding children’s participation in family law matters.
Real World engagement
- Invited evalution of a children’s contact service
- Previously a Management Committee Member of a women’s refuge
- NTEU delegate
- Student supervision Dr HU Yang: Doctoral study of the needs of children left behind with kinship carers when parents migrate for work
- Student supervision (ongoing) Faiz ALSAEDY: Doctoral study of how family communication in Saudi Arabia is affected by children’s access to media and technology.
- Hu Y, Lonne RL, Burton JA, (2014) Enhancing the capacity of kin caregivers and their families to meet the needs of children left behind, China Journal of Social Work p131-144
- Hu Y, Lonne RL, Burton JA, (2014) Informal kinship care in rural China: the influence of Confucianism and attachment, Families, Relationships and Societies: an international journal of research and debate p287-302
- Crane PR, Kaur J, Burton JA, (2014) Homelessness and leaving care: The experiences of young adults in Queensland and Victoria, and implications for practice, http://eprints.qut.edu.au/74794/1/Crane_Kaur_Burton_2014_HomelessnessLeavingCare_final.pdf p1-106
- Withington T, Burton JA, Lonne RL, (2013) Placement trajectory: Mapping the journeys of children and young people in out-of-home care, Communities, Children and Families Australia p21-34
- Crane PR, Burton JA, Kaur J, (2013) A better future for young people leaving care, Parity p11-12
- Burton JA, van den Broek D, (2009) Accountable and countable: Information management systems and the bureaucratization of social work, The British Journal of Social Work p1326-1342
- Burton JA, Van Der Broek D, (2006) Information Management Systems and Human Service Work, Social Change in the 21st Century 2006 Conference Proceedings p1-14
- Burton JA, (2005) Learning from Practice Dilemmas in the Human Services: The Case of Children's Contact Centres, Social Change in the 21st Century Conference Proceedings 2005 p1-10
- Burton JA, (2003) In the Child's Best Interests: Strategies Workers Use to Make Supervised Contact with Non-Residential Parents a Positive Experience For Children, Social Change in the 21st Century 2003 Conference Refereed Proceedings p1-11
- Petrie A, Burton JA, (2000) Empowerment and Entrapment: Women Workers in Home-Based and Center-Based Settings, Landscapes In Early Childhood Education: Cross-national Perspectives On Empowerment, A Guide For The New Millenium p205-218
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Constructions of Children's needs in Informal Kinship Care in Rural China (2013)
- Reinvigorating the Domestic Violence Sector: Systemically addressing conflict, power and practitioner turnover (2012)
- The global division of labour and the division in global labour (2011)
- A Critical Analysis of Sperm Donation Practices: the personal and social effects of disrupting the unity of Biological and Social Relatedness for the Offspring (2009)
- The Praxis of Voluntary Service: an investigation of the logic of service in Rotary and Zonta (2008)
- The Development of a Professional Framework for Practice (2007)