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Dr Danielle Davidson
Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
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Public Health and Health Services
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland), Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Queensland University of Technology)

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


Dr Danielle Davidson is a lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology.

Dr Davidson studied Arts with first class Honours (majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice) at Griffith University and her PhD in Social Work at the University of Queensland.

Dr Davidson has extensive experience researching in the tertiary sector, as well as clinical experience as a counsellor for several leading counselling services. Her current research interests centre on the role played by environments in shaping social outcomes for health and well being.

Dr Davidson has played a role in several international and local research projects that have required the application of theory to produce practical outcomes for communities.

Since joining QUT, Dr Davidson has developed her expertise in place based community development.

Previous appointments
Counsellor: Kids Helpline, Parentline, Drug Arm
University of Queensland – Sessional Tutor/Lecturer – 2007-16
Research assistant with the Bristol City Council (UK), 2002
Paralegal with Osborne and Clarke, Bristol (UK) 2001-2002
Research Assistant for Prof Ian O’Connor, University of Queensland, School of Social Work and Human Services, 2000
Research assistant for Prof Ross Homel, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, 1998-2000

This information has been contributed by Dr Danielle Davidson.


Reports and Practice Guides
Crane, P., Moore, T., O’Regan, M., Davidson, D., Francis, C. and Davis, C. (2016). Youth alcohol and drug practice guide 5: Working with families and significant others. Brisbane: Dovetail.

Marston, G., Davidson, D., Mays, J. and Johnson-Abdelmalik, J. (2015). No wrong Door: The Salvation Army Doorways case management service. Brisbane: QUT, School of Public Health and Social Work.

Homel, R., Burrows, T., Gross, J., Herd, B., Ramsden, D. and Teague, R. (1999). Preventing violence: A review of the literature on violence and violence prevention. A report prepared for the Crime Prevention Division of the NSW Attorney General’s Department.
Mays, J., Marston, G. & Tomlinson, J. (2016). Basic income in Australia and New Zealand: Perspectives from the neoliberal frontier. Palgrave Macmillan.
Editing and proofreading
Jones, A. et al. (2010). Service integrated housing for Australians in later life. AHURI Final Report No. 141. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Queensland Research Centre.
Research assistance and drafting paper
Jones, A. et al. (2008). The role of home maintenance and modification services in achieving health, community care and housing outcomes in later life. AHURI Final Report No. 123. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Queensland Research Centre.
Research assistance and drafting paper
 Conferences and Workshops

  • Space and Place Project: September, 2016

The spatiality of telephone counselling

  • Australian Counselling Association Conference 2011

A case study of youth counsellors’ experiences of working in a Nf2f counselling service

  • Queensland Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Conference 2006

Tailoring suicide prevention across counselling modalities (phone/ web/ email)

  • Conference on Indigenous Suicide Prevention: Adelaide Sept 2005

Jointly ran a workshop on counselling suicidal callers

This information has been contributed by Dr Danielle Davidson.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.