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Ms Jennifer Kaighin

Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work

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Name
Ms Jennifer Kaighin
Position(s)
Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
Discipline *
Other Studies in Human Society
Phone
+61 7 3138 4646
Fax
+61 7 3138 0296
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Master of Arts (Justice Studies) (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Diploma Education (Higher Education) (Queensland University of Technology)

Keywords

young people, lesbian gay bisexual transgender, homelessness, teaching and learning

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background

Jenny has been lecturing at QUT since 2001, first as a sessional lecturer and tutor and now full time. She teaches in a range of units from introductory subjects, including Introduction to Human Services and Social work and The Human Condition, to theory and skills units and a final year Capstone unit. Prior to joining QUT Jenny was a youthwork practitioner for 20 years in Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory. Jenny maintains her connection to the youth sector through her membership of management committees and networks and doing team and group professional supervision for youthwork practitioners.

Jenny’s other research interests include

  • lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues
  • youth work practice
  • young people and social exclusion
  • homelessness
  • public space
  • scholarship of teaching

Awards

Teaching Awards

  • 2008: Vice Chancellors Performance Award
  • 2006: DVC(A) Teaching Award
  • 2006, 2007: Carseldine Staff Achievement Awards.

Research Interests

  • Young people and social exclusion/marginalisation
  • Young people experiencing homelessness
  • Youth work practice
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues
  • Legal and social rights of same sex families
  • Scholarship of teaching
This information has been contributed by Ms Jennifer Kaighin.

Teaching

Teaching interests

Teaching areas

  • Services to young people
  • Human development and behaviour
  • Human service theory and practice
  • Orientation to social work and human services
This information has been contributed by Ms Jennifer Kaighin.

Experience

Community Engagement

  • Member of QUT Ally Network
  • Member Open Doors Youth Service
  • Inner Urban Youth Interagency member
This information has been contributed by Ms Jennifer Kaighin.

Publications