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, 2020, 'Aboriginal parents' experiences of having their children removed by statutory child protection services', Child and Family Social Work, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12759
2020
Newton BJ, 2020, 'Creating Cultural Safety as an Aboriginal Teacher in a Class of Non-Aboriginal University Students', Australian Social Work, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2020.1799422
2020
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
Other
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Raven M; Katz I; Newton BJ; Bates S, 2017, OCHRE Evaluation Plan: Overview and Stage 1, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/OCHRE_eval_plan_FINAL_Version_12.pdf
2017
Reports
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Robinson S; valentine K; Newton BJ; Smyth C; Parmenter N, 2020, Violence prevention and early intervention for mothers and children with disability: Building promising practice, ANROWS, Sydney, https://www.anrows.org.au/project/mothers-and-children-with-disability-using-early-intervention-services-identifying-and-sharing-promising-practice/
2020
Breckenridge J; Zmudzki F; Newton BJ; Delaney M; valentine K, 2019, Evaluation of the Integrated Domestic and Family Violence Service Program, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5beca33f96dfb
2019
Bedford M; Skattebol J; Newton BJ; Milligan V, 2018, Improving Educational Outcomes for Young People in Social Housing: Strive Scholarships - Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bd63d0901395
2018
Katz I; Jones A; Newton BJ; Reimer E, 2017, Life journeys of victim/survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions: an analysis of Royal Commission private sessions, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/file-list/research_report_-_life_journeys_of_victim_survivors_of_child_sexual_abuse_in_institutions_-_causes.pdf
2017
Giuntoli G; Newton B; Fisher KR, 2015, Current Models of Health Service Delivery for People with Intellectual Disability: Literature review, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 12/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/SPRC_Report_Current_Models_of_Health_Service_Delivery_for_People_with_Intellectual_Disability.pdf
2015
Purcal C; Newton BJ; Fisher KR; Mears T; Smith M; Gibson S; Nagle W; Slabon K, 2014, School readiness program for Aboriginal children with additional needs: working with children, families, communities and service providers, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report, 3/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2014_School_readiness_program_for_Aboriginal_children__Final_evaluation.pdf
2014
Bates ; Raven ; Fisher KR; Kayess ; Newton ; Lutz ; Smedley C, 2013, Services Our Way project plan, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 20/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Services_Our_Way_evaluation_plan_FINAL.pdf
2013
Purcal ; Newton ; Fisher KR; Eastman ; Mears T; Smith M; Gibson S, 2013, School readiness program for Aboriginal children with additional needs: working with children, families, communities and service providers (interim evaluation report), 4/2013
2013
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
Hilferty F; Newton BJ; Katz I, 2012, Preventing child abuse and neglect through a common approach to assessment, referral and support: Evaluating the trial (stage 2), Social Policy Research Centre UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 07/13, https://www.aracy.org.au/documents/item/128
2012
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
Davidson RT; Spooner CJ; Fisher KR; Newton B; Dadich A; Smyth C; Tudball J; Flaxman S, 2008, Indigenous Research Strategy: Working better with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Reports, Report 14/08, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report14_08_SPRC_Indigenous_Strategy.pdf
2008
Working Papers
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Katz I; Newton BJ; Bates S; Raven M, 2016, Evaluation theories and approaches: relevance for Aboriginal contexts, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, http://dx.doi.orghttps://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Evaluation_theories_and_approaches__relevance_for_Aboriginal_contexts.pdf
2016
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