Dr Michael Dee

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Other studies in Human Society

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


  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • MA in Social and Community Work Studies (University of Bradford)
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Queensland University of Technology)
  • BA (Honours) in Contemporary Cultural Studies (Middlesex Polytechnic)
  • BA Social Sciences (Open University, Milton Keynes)
  • Diploma in Health and Social Welfare (Open University, Milton Keynes)
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (University of Birmingham)
  • Certificate in Community and Youth Work (Council for National Academic Awards)

Professional memberships and associations

Current research interests: Children, Young People and how they use or don't use Urban Public Space. Urban Public Space-design, social justice and inclusion/exclusion issues. Urban Public Space and public health and wellbeing. Urban and rural shopping malls as sites for/against/of children and young people. CCTV surveillance, 'Big Data' and other forms of sensor surveillance of public spaces and the people in and around them. Social policy issues around welfare 'reform' in Australia and Internationally, including citizenship, participation, social inclusion/exclusion and the surveillance of welfare subjects. Community Development, especially in relation to children and young people and also community narratives. Also, the Irish diaspora, including the emergence of the so called Irish Pub. Natural and other disasters and the inclusion/exclusion of children, young people and other marginalised groups and individuals. Available now for PhD Supervision. Membership: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), Basic Rights Queensland, Management Committee Member, British Association of Social Workers (BASW).

Registration: Currently registered as a Social Worker with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Teaching for 2016 in Undergraduate (SWB) and Postgraduate (SWN) subjects: Semester 1: Coordinating SWB220 Practice Theories and SWN002 Researching Trends, Challenges and Opportunities. HDR Associate Supervision. Teaching into: SWB400 Macro Context of SW, PUN451 Disaster Management  and SWB405 Advanced SW Project. Semester 2: Coordinating SWN003 Political Economy and Policy Making, SWB212 Community and Place Based Practice. HDR Associate Supervision. Teaching into: SWB318 Disaster Health: Principles, Planning and Practice,  SWB211 Casework and Case Management, SWB108 Australian Society, Systems and Policies. Summer Semester: Coordinating SWN003 Political Economy and Policy Making. HDR and VRES Supervision. Teaching into: SWB405 Advanced SW Project.

Convenor of Social Work and Human Services Writing Support Group


Selected publications

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