Dr Jennifer Boddy is Senior Lecturer and Program Director for the Master of Social Work. Her research focuses on the relationship between people and their environments in a broad range of contexts. Jennifer has maintained an active role in social work practice, serving on the Australian Association of Social Work National Social Policy Committee, the Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Educators, and mentoring practitioners on scholarly endeavours. She has previously worked with the University of Newcastle, NSW Health as a counsellor, and with Centacare Children’s Services as a case worker. Jennifer has traditionally researched the social environments in which people live, and has more recently moved into looking at the effects of natural and online environments on people’s wellbeing. She is currently working on several studies that explore social media, and the creation of healthy, sustainable environments.
Publications since 2016:
Tsui, M.S., O’Donoghue, K., Boddy, J., & Pak, C.M. (in press). From supervision to organizational learning: Integrating supervision, mentorship, consultation, and coaching. British Journal of Social Work
Harris, C. & Boddy, J. (2017). The natural environment in social work education: A content analysis of Australian social work courses. Online before print 10 January 2017. Australian Social Work.
Ramsay, S. & Boddy, J. (2017) Environmental social work: A concept analysis. British Journal of Social Work, 47(1), 68-86. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw078
Ali, H. M., Boddy, J., O’Leary, P., & Ewart, J. (2016). Exploring the use of public relations in organising activism: Implications for addressing gender based violence in the developing world. Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal, 17(2), 46–61.
Boddy, J. & Dominelli, L. (2016). Social media and social work: The challenges of a new ethical space. Australian Social Work. Online before print 9 September 2016. doi: 10.1080/0312407X.2016.1224907 Goldingay, S. &
Boddy, J. (2016). Preparing social work graduates for digital practice: Ethical pedagogies for effective learning. Online before print 13 December 2016. Australian Social Work.
Fronek, P., Boddy, J., Chenoweth, L., & Clark, J. (2016). A report on the use of open access podcasting in the promotion of social work. Australian Social Work, 69(1), 105-114. doi: 10.1080/0312407X.2014.991338 Hall, G.,
Boddy, J., & Chenoweth, L. (2016). An adventurous journey: Social workers guiding customer service workers on the welfare frontline. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Journal, 28(3), 26-36.
Hemy, M., Boddy, J., Chee, P., & Sauvage, D. (2016). Social Work Students ‘Juggling’ Field Placement. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 35(2), 215-228. doi: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1125878
No Current Projects
Published 8th September 2016
Published 5th April 2018