BJ Newton

Research Fellow
Lecturer

BJ Newton, PhD (Social Work/ Social Policy), University of NSW, BA (hons. In sociology), University of New South Wales, B Social Work, University of New South Wales.

I am a proud Aboriginal Australian living in Sydney, and my family comes from Erambie Aboriginal Reserve at West Cowra on Wiradjuri Country. 

I am a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre within the University of NSW specialising in qualitative inquiry, Indigenous research methods and child protection research and policy.  In 2016 I completed my PhD in Social Work/Social Policy investigating Aboriginal parents’ and workers’ perceptions on child safety and wellbeing.

I am also a cultural student advisor for Aboriginal Social Work students at UNSW, providing cultural supervision, mentoring and support.

Publications

Conference Presentations
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Newton BJ, 2016, 'Aboriginal parenting in a rural NSW town: A shift from collective child rearing practices', presented at Association for Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference 2016, Sydney, 15 August 2016 - 17 August 2016
2016
Newton BJ, 2016, 'Views and experiences of child neglect and risk factors to child safety in an Aboriginal community', presented at Association for Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference 2016, Sydney, 15 August 2016 - 17 August 2016
2016
Journal articles
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Newton BJ, 2019, 'Understanding child neglect in Aboriginal families and communities in the context of trauma', Child and Family Social Work, vol. 24, pp. 218 - 226,
2019
Newton BJ, 2019, 'Understanding child neglect in Aboriginal families and communities in the context of trauma', Child and Family Social Work, vol. 24, pp. 218 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12606
2019
Newton BJ, 2017, 'An Aboriginal community's perceptions and experiences of child neglect in a rural town:', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 52, pp. 262 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.18
2017
Hill T; Cass B; Newton BJ; valentine K, 2013, 'Indigenous carers', Social Policy Research Papers
2013
Reports
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Newton B; valentine K, 2013, Linking Schools and Early Years project evaluation (final report), 15/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Reports_LSEY_2013_FINAL.pdf
2013
Newton BJ; Eastman ; Rajkovic ; valentine K, 2011, Linking Schools and Early Years project evaluation (data collection round 2), 2/2012
2011
Newton B; Rajkovic M; Adamson E; valentine K, 2011, Evaluation of the Demonstration Support Networks Program: Final Report. Report for: Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Family and Community Services, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney
2011
Eastman C; Newton B; Rajkovic M; valentine K, 2010, Linking Schools and Early Years Project Evaluation: Data collection Round 2, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, SPRC Report 2/2011, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report2_11_LSEY.pdf
2010
Spooner C; Thompson D; Newton BJ; Patulny R; Rowling L, 2008, Early intervention for students with drug use problems. Report prepared for the Department of Education and Training, New South Wales, New South Wales Department of Education and Training, Sydney, http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/media/downloads/schoolsdrug/learning/yrk12focusareas/druged/yr2010/earlyintervent.pdf
2008