Jung-Sook Lee

Senior Lecturer

Jung-Sook Lee is a senior lecturer at UNSW Sydney. Her research focuses on breaking the cycle of intergenerational disadvantages. She worked in the education and social work sectors for seven years before she returned to academia. She authored a much-cited article, 'Parent involvement, cultural capital, and the achievement gap among elementary school children (Lee & Bowen 2006)’. She also authored manuscripts regarding multicultural practice, out-of-home care, child poverty, school social work, student engagement, and higher education. She is a CI of 2 ARC funded projects. Her expertise is well recognised as evidenced by her appearance on TES Magazine and The Australian.

Languages Spoken
Korean
Subject areas

Publications

Book Chapters
add
Lee J-S; Fernandez E, 2019, 'Critical multicultural practice with ethnic minority children and their families', in Nipperess S; Williams C (ed.), Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work: New perspectives and practices, Allen & Unwin, Australia, pp. 240 - 256, https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/academic-professional/social-work/Critical-Multicultural-Practice-in-Social-Work-Edited-by-Sharlene-Nipperess-and-Charlotte-Williams-9781760297831
2019
Fernandez E; Lee JS, 2017, 'Experiences and Outcomes of Adults Who Endured Maltreatment as Children in Care in Australia in the Twentieth Century', in Rus A; Parris S; Stativa E (ed.), Child Maltreatment in Residential Care : History, Research, and Current Practice, Springer, pp. 419 - 460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57990-0_20
2017
Conference Papers
add
Fernandez EA; Lee JS, 2017, 'Responding to the wellbeing of children in care and adult care leavers', in Children in a world of opportunities: Innovations in research, policy and practice, McGill University, Montreal Quebec Canada, pp. 59 - 59, presented at Children in a world of opportunities: Innovations in research, policy and practice 6th Conference of the Internatioanl Society for Child Indicators, Montreal Quebec Canada, 28 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
2017
Fernandez EA; Lee J, 2010, 'Returning home: A study of reunification outcomes for separated children', in Returning home: A study of reunification outcomes for separated children, 11th International Biennial EUSARF Conference, Groningen, Netherlands, presented at 11th International Biennial EUSARF Conference, Groningen, Netherlands, 22 September 2010 - 25 September 2010
2010
Lee J, 2010, 'An experience of conducting social science research using LSAY95', in An experience of conducting social science research using LSAY95, ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, presented at ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, 01 December 2010, http://conference.acspri.org.au/index.php/conf/2010/paper/view/137
2010
Fernandez EA; Lee J, 2009, 'What does a multidimensional assessment of social and environmental indicators of risk tell us about the reunification outcomes for children in care?', in What does a multidimensional assessment of social and environmental indicators of risk tell us about the reunification outcomes for children in care?, 01 January 2009
2009
Guo S; Lee J, 2009, 'Optimal propensity score matching and its applications to social work evaluations and research', in Optimal propensity score matching and its applications to social work evaluations and research, 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, USA, presented at 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, USA, 15 January 2009 - 18 January 2009
2009
Lee J, 2009, 'The negative effects of persistent poverty on children’s physical, socio-emotional, and learning outcomes', in The negative effects of persistent poverty on children’s physical, socio-emotional, and learning outcomes, 2n LSAC (Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, presented at 2n LSAC (Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 01 December 2009
2009
Foster K; Grimes C; Lee J; Putallaz M, 2008, 'The social world of gifted adolescents', in The social world of gifted adolescents, Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Chicago, USA, presented at Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Chicago, USA, 01 January 2008
2008
Grinstein-weiss ; Lee J; Irish KI; Han C; Greeson J, 2008, 'Fostering low-income homeownership: A Longitudinal randomized experiment on Individual Development Accounts', in Fostering low-income homeownership: A Longitudinal randomized experiment on Individual Development Accounts, 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, presented at 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, 01 January 2008
2008
Lee J, 2008, 'School socialization style, student engagement, and academic performance', in School socialization style, student engagement, and academic performance, 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, presented at 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, 01 January 2008
2008
Conference Posters
add
Fernandez EA; Lee J, 2009, 'Pathways to permanency: Reunification outcomes for children in foster care.', Victoria, presented at Well Being Research Showcase Program, UNSW, UNSW, 19 August 2009 - 20 August 2009
2009
Journal articles
add
Lee JS; Besch TM, 2020, 'Critical reflection on toleration in social work', European Journal of Social Work, vol. 23, pp. 18 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2018.1499612
2020
Poon AWC; Lee JS, 2019, 'Carers of People with Mental Illness from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities', Australian Social Work, vol. 72, pp. 312 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2019.1604300
2019
Fernandez EA; Lee J-S; McNamara P, 2018, 'Uprooted from Everything that Attaches You:Long-Term Outcomes of Former Child Migrants in Care in the Twentieth Century in Australia', British Journal of Social Work, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy070
2018
Besch TM; Lee J-S, 2017, 'On toleration in social work', European Journal of Social Work, vol. 21, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2017.1286460
2017
Fernandez E; Lee JS; Foote W; Blunden H; McNamara P; Kovacs S; Cornefert P-A, 2017, '‘There's More to be Done; “Sorry” is Just a Word’: Legacies of Out-of-Home Care in the 20th Century', Children Australia, vol. 42, pp. 176 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cha.2017.29
2017
Lee J-S; Lee K, 2016, 'Material hardships and social support among Australian families with children', Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol. 25, pp. 1539 - 1549, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10826-015-0327-z
2016
Lee K; Lee J-S, 2016, 'Parental book reading and social-emotional outcomes for Head Start children in foster care', Social Work in Public Health, vol. 31, pp. 408 - 418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2015.1137523
2016
Lee J-S; Bartolomei L; Pittaway E, 2016, 'Survey research with preliterate adult populations in post conflict situations using researcher-assisted self-completion questionnaires', International Journal of Social Research Methodology, vol. 19, pp. 717 - 730, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2015.1091236
2016
Lee J-S, 2014, 'The attainability of university degrees and their labour market benefits for young Australians', Higher Education, vol. 68, pp. 449 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-014-9722-4
2014
Dowse L; Cumming TM; Strnadová I; Lee JS; Trofimovs J, 2014, 'Young People with Complex Needs in the Criminal Justice System', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2014.953671
2014
Lee JS, 2014, 'The relationship between student engagement and academic performance: Is it a myth or reality?', Journal of Educational Research, vol. 107, pp. 177 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2013.807491
2014
Fernandez EA; Lee J-S, 2013, 'Accomplishing family reunification for children in care: An Australian study', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 35, pp. 1374 - 1384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.05.006
2013
Lee J-S, 2012, 'The effects of the teacher-student relationship and academic press on student engagement and academic performance', International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 53, pp. 330 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2012.04.006
2012
Lee J-S, 2012, 'School social work in Australia', Australian Social Work, vol. 65, pp. 552 - 570, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2012.675343
2012
Fraser M; Lee J-S; Kupper L; Day S, 2011, 'A controlled trial of the Making Choices program: Six-month follow-up', Research on Social Work Practice, vol. 21, pp. 165 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049731510386626
2011
Lee J-S, 2011, 'The effects of persistent poverty on children’s physical, socio-emotional, and learning outcomes', Child indicators research, vol. 4, pp. 725 - 747, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-011-9120-8
2011
Fernandez EA; Lee J-S, 2011, 'Returning children in care to their families: Factors associated with the speed of reunification', Child Indicators Research, vol. 4, pp. 749 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-011-9121-7
2011
Grinstein-Weiss M; Lee J-S; Greeson J; Han C; Yeo Y; Irish K, 2008, 'Fostering Low-Income Homeownership through Individual Development Accounts: A Longitudinal, Randomized Experiment', Housing Policy Debate, vol. 19, pp. 711 - 739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511482.2008.9521653
2008
Bowen N; Lee J-S; Weller B, 2007, 'Social environmental risk and protection: A typology with implications for practice in elementary schools', Children and schools, vol. 29, pp. 229 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cs/29.4.229
2007
Lee J-S; Bowen N, 2006, 'Parent involvement, cultural capital, and the achievement gap in elementary school children', American Educational Research Journal, vol. 43, pp. 193 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/00028312043002193
2006
Reports
add
Fernandez E; Lee J-S; Mcnamara P, 2018, Understanding the experience and outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care during the Twentieth Century, Kensington: University of New South Wales, http://www.forgottenaustralians.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/Indigenour%20Report%20%202018.pdf
2018
Fernandez E; Lee JS; Blunden HM; Mcnamara P; Kovacs S; Cornefert P-A, 2016, No Child Should Grow Up Like This: Identifying long term outcomes of Forgotten Australians, Child Migrants and the Stolen Generations, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, http://www.forgottenaustralians.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/UNSW_ForgottenAustralians_Report_Nov16.pdf
2016
Working Papers
add
Lee J, 2010, Returns from education: An occupational status approach, NCVER, Adelaide, SA, http://dx.doi.org, http://www.lsay.edu.au/publications/2314.html
2010